LEADERSHIP Decoded.

Leadership – the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this. But what does it mean to be a Leader? On one of my recent trips to The United Arab Emirates, I have come across an interesting description of what makes a good Leader, here it is: L is […]

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Il Dolce Far Niente

… it is sweet to do nothing. August has arrived, a time when most of us taking a well deserved break from our daily work routines and the never ending hustle & bustle. Holidays are a perfect opportunity to switch the emails off, forget about various deadlines/to do lists/…, and simply indulge in the company of close […]

I Needed a Coach (Wioletta Rosolowska)

Wioletta Rosolowska started her professional career with Saatchi & Saatchi, an integrated communication agency based in London. She joined Tchibo Poland in 1993 as Marketing Director (she was later promoted to a Sales Director and General Manager positions). In 2007 she was appointed Member of the Board of Tchibo GmbH, taking on the responsibility for growing the business […]

Coaching Technique: Reframing

This particular reframing technique is useful when my clients are stuck. It enables them to think differently about a situation and gain a new perspective for moving forward. Reframing enhances creative thinking, increases ownership of situation and allows for facing and releasing emotions in a logical and systematic way. Using a piece of paper or […]

Resurrected by Meeting

I recently spoke to one my friends about the inevitable business companion – the meeting. He was complaining about how much time he was wasting every day running from one meeting to the next, and how some of his colleagues were using meetings as a platform for gossiping and moaning. Sounds dreadful, but it doesn’t […]

Depression Awareness Week 2016

I have been invited to attend the annual Comedy for Depression benefit, which takes place later this week and is headlined by one of my favourite comedians, Stewart Lee. The purpose for the night is to raise money and awareness for the charity Depression Alliance. I would like to use this as an opportunity to take a […]

Because I Said So

“How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our […]

Kolb’s Learning Cycle

David A. Kolb (LinkedIn) was born in 1939 and in a later life became an American educational theorist focusing on social psychology. He graduated from the Harvard University in 1967 and since then founded the US based Experience Based Learning Systems, INC. He is mostly known for identifying the four-stage learning cycle, as shown below: Concrete […]

Children Are Our Future, but…

… what exactly are we doing about making our future bright? My happy childhood memory of growing up in a somewhat careless world ends at the age of six. In September 1986, I joined the preschool class and replaced my usually dirty clothes with a perfectly ironed uniform. Gone were the days of running barefoot […]

Sir Richard Branson’s list of 65 books to read

I don’t think a special introduction is needed when talking about Sir Richard Branson, the selfmade English business magnate, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded the Virgin Group Limited in 1970 (along with Nik Powell), which currently consists of more than 400 companies worldwide. So all in all, he has been a pretty successful chap. Below […]