THE FEEDBACK BOOK.

Have you ever shied away from giving your colleague a constructive feedback on a specific action or behaviour you have observed? Have you ever got embarrassed about offering praise to acknowledge their efforts? Well, I suspect that just like me, you are regularly asking yourself: should I or should I not? No matter how awkward […]

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Money.

HR: … so, tell me, what’s been going on? John: Well, I feel the company does not appreciate my efforts so I decided to look elsewhere. I have had few interviews already and one of our competitors has made me an offer – a higher position and 25% pay rise. I really love working here, […]

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 […]

Can You Fix Me?

Can you fix me? Probably not, but I can help with getting you to where you want to be. I can work with you on your professional as well as personal goals, which is quite useful if something bothering you at work, is also affecting your personal life (and vice versa). You may prefer to spend more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thank You Goes A Long Way

Successful CEOs know pretty well that the business’ overall victory vastly depends on a combined effort of every single person working for them. They see their businesses as a well-oiled machines, with each bolt tightly screwed to its place, enabling them to move forward at a most desirable speed. Indubitably, they will be driving through […]

Emails.

It’s Sunday evening when a torrent of emails from your eager colleagues or workaholic boss has been disrupting your leisure time, making you and those around you feeling somehow unnerved. It’s Monday morning and you’re on your way to the office anxiously thinking about all the emails waiting for you to be read and actioned. […]

Goals. Beliefs. Principles.

FOUR SEASONS. The Story of a Business Philosophy by Isadore Sharp, the founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The above book had recently landed on my desk and I practically inhaled it in one reading session earlier this afternoon. Isadore is a son of a family of Polish Jewish immigrants who left […]