Are you asking the right questions?

Our brain is an interesting tool, it reacts to the thoughts we create. When we have negative thoughts, it creates a negative mindset....

The story of the two wolves

I came across a native American parable from the Cherokees, I had already heard long time ago. It totally resonated with me as I just...

Say something nice!

Today on June 1st the world is celebrating say-something-nice-day. It is one of these special days nobody really is aware of. One of...

Who do you compare yourself with?

I watched a short interview by Simon Sinek this morning, speaking about monitoring our competitors and letting this fuel our...

Managing Conflicts in 10 Steps

So many times, we find ourselves in the situation, that we do not agree with someone else upon a topic, upon specific rules or just on...

Human kindness

I haven’t posted an article in a while… So many things were happening around me. Good and bad things. Our 2020 world still is upside down...

How do you cope with embarrassment?

Although we are all different and have different levels of self-confidence, there are a lot of things that we find embarrassing. For some...

a personal reflection on 2020

Today I received an email from a very dear student of mine, thanking me for my empathy and listening to her in troubled times. Her words...

how to give effective feedback

We have to give feedback to the ones we work with and the ones we live with all the time. At least we should. As all of us have been on...

the human connection

Lately I have been reading so many articles and posts on all social media platforms, about how amazing the “new normal” is how we can...

moderation and facilitation

There is one thing that is important for any meeting or event. Be it online, offline or hybrid. That one thing is the moderation or...

Stop boring your participants to death

Step by step meetings and events are finding their way back into our daily work life. Some of us are actually going to the office again,...

5 rules to keep a conversation going

The other day I was at a dating evening. One of those, where single people meet to get to know other people and maybe find common...

positive thinking

I have received a lot of positive feedback on my post about turning negative self-talk into positive from a couple of weeks ago. This is...

Honesty

Honesty is one of the most important characteristics I have found in business and life! It sets the tone for your work culture, builds...

Which animal would you like to be?

I have been giving lectures recently to students of meetings & events, that were preparing for their final exam. Scary time! Although...

motivation... and how to get it

We all need motivation to be able to fulfil a task and achieve big goals. Sometimes we can’t seem to start what we had planned to do and...

5 steps to better negotiation

Negotiation is like performing a dance You move smoothly from one side to the other You speed it up and slow it down You turn left and...

Positive self-talk

Communication starts in your head. Our brain is wonderful and mysterious organ. It is working all the time, day and night. We cannot stop...