How strong is your relationship currency?

Relationships are critical to our happiness and success, both at work and in life.Based on the longest study of happiness spanning almost 80 years run by the Harvard University (the Grant and Glueck study) which has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups: * 456 poor people in Boston from 1939 to 2014 […]

How to drive employee engagement in 4 steps

Each Monday morning most of your people are already NOT motivated to do the work you’ve hired them to do.If you think otherwise, look at the global statistics: According to Gallup World Poll:“The bulk of employees worldwide — 63% — are “not engaged,” meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest effort in organizational goals […]

Lead Them Like Vettel! – Leadership Lessons from F1 Racing

Can leadership be learned from watching F1 racing? You bet!  During the F1 Belgian Grand Prix last August, Sebastian Vettel demonstrated superb leadership skills (sans the X-rated language) when just minutes after he had urged the F1 race director Michael Masi to red-flag the qualifying session because of “too much water!” on the  track, another driver, McLaren’s Lando Norris crashed heavily in the torrential conditions at […]

Resilience Pays Off: My Team Coaching Certification Story 2020

Last year was tough. In February my husband got seriously ill and my focus was on nursing him back to health. Half a year later  things normalized and we slowly picked up our old rhythm. And somewhere between all this and the pandemic, I managed to complete the Team Coaching Certificate, the pioneering program co-created […]

New and Better Ways to Approach Goals This Year

Most people start the New Year by making a list of New Year’s resolutions. I stopped making them years ago. I was removing the previous year’s resolutions that were hanging above my desk and I realized that instead of replacing them with the new set, all I had to do was to change the year. […]

Gratitude at the end of 2020

As the year 2020 is coming to an end, I’d like to invite you to join me in a short moment of gratitude for the gifts of this transformative year. I realize that it has been a terrible year for many individuals and businesses, including my own family and my own business. But at the […]

Season’s Greetings

Christmas 2020

I hope the end of this challenging year finds you and your business in good shape and well poised to hit the ground running in 2021. This year has been such a game-changer for so many of us. There’s been so much fear and heartbreak, but with bad comes some good and what I like […]

#ICHWILL is a great campaign – Here is why it may fail

Power distance

I’m so glad that the German women are finally standing up and calling for more equality. At the same time, based on my own experience and the feedback I get from most of my clients, I’m afraid it will fail. Here are the reasons why: