Whenever I used to coach on public speaking and advise on subjects related to communications especially in conjunction with leadership and personal leadership in particular, there was one point that I kept emphasizing more and more: It’s to the way you talk, and the words that you use to talk to the person. No matter how much you think you and another person or a … Continue reading The Eyes of Others
One of the most common, I would not call it mistake, but one of the most common downfall of problem solving, is being stuck. And the ONE element, which is the immediate influencer is the following: Rather than thinking strategically about the solution of the problem, you get stuck into details. You see, if I am to put a plan that would take me from … Continue reading Moving on past the obstacles and seeing the bigger picture
For some reason when things go well in any project or idea or task or behavior and when everything is just great, most would stop looking at the details; This one relationship is meant to be when you meet that right person, even if you met him or her at the most awkward of situations, but as long as the end result is good, somehow … Continue reading When things are OK, everyone is OK!
The story I’ve heard a while back about the famous Pablo Picasso who was sitting at a cafe somewhere when a woman passed by and saw him and asked him to draw her. He took a pencil, sketched her and gave her the result; she looked at it, it was a nice sketch, and then he asked for 5,000 Franc, she looked back in shock, … Continue reading The Value of YOUr Work
No Matter if this was your first job after graduation or you are a seasoned professional who is planning their next move. Job interviews are always tricky and they are not easy most of the time, and preparing for them – if done properly- demand a lot of energy (mentally, and psychologically). This week’s tip can be useful for any week, and in any year; … Continue reading 5 Things to remember when Preparing for your next job interview
Whenever we talk about productivity, there’s always this one thing that goes into mind, what is it good for? And don’t get me wrong. It’s not like the the song, “What is it good for, absolutely nothing”. From the beginning, whenever you want to achieve something, there are multiple ways for you to achieve it. But first, you have to make sure that it is … Continue reading Achieving the Impossible?
Working as a futurist and as a senior strategist for a while now, taught me a lot of things and one of the most important lessons I learned was about reading signs… Signs about the future, and about what can happen to you or let’s say MAY happen to you. Let’s say that you are driving your car, to hear a weird sound coming from … Continue reading Reading the signs and signals
When you hear some motivational quotes and speeches, you find a lot of references to the idea of “Wings and flying” suggesting that birds in general are the most motivated and successful creatures… Really??? I was reading the other day on why some birds “sunbath” with their wings wide open and here’s what the article included: The birds invariably adopt a posture in which the … Continue reading Be different and spread your wings
Everybody lies, that’s a famous statement in the TV Series “House”, and in so many other studies. We lie about our age, background, relationships, health and social issues. Lying is just a mechanism that some people use to get away with a specific situation (temporary or permanently). Ever since you were a kid, and growing year by year, you would start discovering that you can … Continue reading Lie to me!
Change is great, don’t get me wrong… It’s wonderful, it’s necessary in our life and the right amount of it, blended with the right areas and dosage produces evolution that often leads to progress. Let’s start with something that you would like to Hear… CHANGE IS GREAT…. The second (that you don’t like to hear) would be… CHANGING IS NOT GREAT. Yes, the difference between … Continue reading Don’t Change too many parameters in your life at the same time
When I was young, and was watching cartoon, there has always been that situation, when the character is about to do something (good or bad), and suddenly they an angel and a devil would appear on each of her shoulder and where each would advise on their own preference… In many points in our life we may face some situations (let’s call them opportunities for … Continue reading Get to know your own angels and demons
You can guess what Monday is it, it’s Monday the first of April, and traditionally it’s a day where you can allow yourself to lie a “white lie” that is both harmless and entertaining with others… Now whether you do that or not, it became a common practice even with big corporations such as Google, Emirates Airlines and way more, so why not? You talk … Continue reading 5 types of lies you tell yourself and what to do next!
Whenever I used to read some books or articles about productivity and how the most successful authors/managers/CEOs/ athletes (… etc) manage their time… They all seem to emphasize the power of Meditation and Mindfulness (One Way or the other). Whether you meditate professionally or are simply trying it out, getting into the state of calmness brings a lot of very good benefits to your body … Continue reading Use Mindfulness as a productivity tool
Even in the deepest of the wholes in your relationships, you can still move out and on…. However the more you stay there, the more comfortable it will look and more importantly, the more painful the move will be. There are some situations in life where it will be inevitable to escape, maybe you miss-trusted someone and you paid the price, maybe you expected too … Continue reading Forgive quickly, move on faster and never forget