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Change – We Want It And Resist It

Everything is changing all of the time – for better and for worst. Change happens continuously and consistently in each and everyone’s life, at work and at home and yet, most of us resist change. Why?  (more…)

7 Steps to a Successful HR M&A Due Diligence

The HR M&A due diligence is a major contributor during the three phases of a merger, i.e. due diligence, the first 100 days of the M&A process, and the remaining part of the merger until completion. This article is based on “M&A Due Diligence Checklist for Human Resources”, an eBook tackling HR M&A due diligence in support of business leaders, HR professionals and HR consultants.  (more…)

3 Reasons Why Most Leaders Goof Up When Dealing With Conflicts

All conflicts originate from a difference of opinions. A different opinion needs not be a provocation, or become a conflict, yet we often feel personally attacked and tend to react in one of three classical ways: we find faults in the other opinion, we display a defensive/aggressive behavior or we insist on explaining our logic. In all three cases, we let our pre-conscious biases hijack our behavior. Not surprisingly, this seldom produces constructive outcomes, and a simple disagreement easily escalates into an unproductive conflict. But there is an alternative: we can learn to transform disagreements and conflicts in open dialogue, mutual learning and positive change.  (more…)

Goal Keeping: The Right Mindset for Success

Would you consider yourself a good goal keeper? Goal keeping is an art that first and foremost necessitates the right mindset. It is more about how you think about problems, how to approach difficult situations rather than about what you do. Your mindset is the key element that will help you climb up the mountain and overcome obstacles.  (more…)

Networking at Business Events: 3 Tips to Tackle Your Nervousness

Many people feel really nervous when they enter unfamiliar territory – probably one of the challenges we fear most in our lives. But with a few preparations, we can tackle our nervousness. Here are three helpful tips for networking at the business event. (more…)

Employee Engagement: Organisational Brain Washing or Enlightenment?

Over the years there have been many slogans, trends and life boats for organisations and some of them have even worked, but given the overall failure rate of most quality improvement, continuous improvement and company initiatives, a lot has been said and not much done.  (more…)

Career Planning & Development: Climb the Ladder of Success

Are you wondering what the fundamental factors for professional success are and how to plan and develop your career? Would you like to know how to set your goals? Or are you simply looking for ways to increase your reach and reputation online and land your ideal job via LinkedIn?  (more…)

Shaping a Successful Future: How to Discover and Visualise Your Goals

What do you want in life? Are you happy with your life right now?

Sometimes, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly we want to change in our lives. If you are finding yourself in this situation, you can also figure out what you want from doing the exact opposite: Think about what you don’t want. Brainstorming with the following questions will make it easier to visualise your goals.  (more…)

Striking Gold With Your Networking

For many people, networking – and especially face-to-face networking – is a challenging task. It is seen as extremely unpleasant to be forced out of your comfort zone and to have to approach people you do not know. On the other hand, most people know instinctively that exciting opportunities might open up to them if they had the courage to go for it.  (more…)

3 Essential Ingredients for Employee Engagement

Every company would like to have employees who are self-driven and engaged. But can you as an employer do anything to foster this desired behavior? Yes, of course you can. There’s a perfect recipe for it, and all you need are three ingredients: proactivity, challenge, and dedication.  (more…)