Top of the list of a manager’s drama is the corporate intrinsic issue of Work Life Balance: huge challenge in complex matrix organizations where deadlines always seem to be for yesterday and stakeholders who put the pressure on the matrix are somewhat not reachable for an intelligent discussion. Where I got it wrong: For some time, … More Rethinking corporations: escaping the beast, work-life balance and the corporate dream
Judgmental patterns drive us like slaves. They are deeply embedded in our minds without us even noticing. Depending on our country or culture, we adhere to different stereotypes and believe we are wise enough not to get influenced by those obviously over-simplistic thoughts: “the French complain so much and get nothing done; Germans are rule-driven and … More Be smarter than your mental patterns
You are a thinker, super analytical; You are open-minded and great at putting things in context; You know yourself, your skills and improvement opportunities. Bref, you are in a good shape. Then comes the moment you realize the true nature of your mind : a wild monkey jumping from thought to thought. Who’s the captain? You … More Strong mind won’t get you there. Strong spirit will!
I just returned from an unplanned trip to Tokyo. One week in the buzzing metropolis for my first encounter with Japan. A lot is said about Japan: from conservatism to discretion and absolute politeness; from amazing precision and quietness to unthinkable fantasies. From domination of best in class innovation technology to failure to reinvent itself. … More Inspirations from a Tokyo trip
There is a simple reason why none of the best-selling motivational happiness books will bring you the satisfaction they claim: it’s not because they lie – after all, the personal experiences described by the authors may very well be authentic – but because they are not necessarily relevant to your path. You are unique. The … More Balance the confidence with compassion and humility
Whether you are interested to lead hundreds of other people or just your life, having mindful clarity about yourself is a must. If you have listened carefully to a friend one day and tried hard not to let your own mental patterns distort what you were hearing, you know the amount of effort it takes to be fully … More It is high time you let the mind rest