Part of my new morning routine is to read. In fact it was one of the main reasons to establish it in a new way for me 3 months ago.
It created the first results already. One of them is that I finished the book “Work Rules” from Laszlo Bock. And here you can find my 9 take aways that you can use when you are new in a management role or for your personal development.
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Looking over Trafalger Square I was just asking my self: what is my Souvenir that I take with me from London?
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London. I’m in London again. That’s so great. And I’m so grateful. In fact, I observed myself to be much more grateful these days.
Ready below, why this is the case 🙂
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Recently I looked allot to the topic of setting personal life goals. Therefore, I created this “How to set life goals” tutorial. I documented all steps I did to set my own life goals.
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I recently started to discover mindfulness. Here are my favorite mindfulness apps for android.
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Gerade gelesen in einem Artikel der Süddeutschen Zeitung über den erfolgreichen TV-Serienautor Chuck Lorre (u.a. Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory): Einen, wie ich finde, super Karrieretipp von Bruce Springsteen.
Betrachte das was du tust, als die wichtigste Sache der Welt. Sei dir aber bewusst, dass es andere nicht für die wichtigste Sache der Welt halten.
Findet diese eine Sache für euch heraus. Findet die für euch wichtigsten Dinge in eurem Leben.
Findet die Dinge die Antworten auf eure Fragen liefern.
Und egal wir unwichtig andere die Dinge finden die ihr für die wichtigsten Dinge der Welt haltet, setzt sie mit einer Ernsthaftigkeit um, mit der ihr zufrieden seid.
Mit einer Ernsthaftigkeit die ein Ergebnis hervorbringt auf das ihr stolz seid!
When you apply for a job and have a job interview you might want to have a look at these questions.
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Life Goal Achievement Rituals
That’s the hard part.
That’s where most people struggle.
The one and only way to achieve something is to constantly focus on it. The only way to get your actions done and achieve your goals is to constantly pursue them.
The best way to do that is to create your own rituals.
Continue reading “My step by step guide to set your life goals – Part 3”
Welcome to part 2 of “My step by step guide to set your life goals”. It is part of little series I created around setting life goals. In case you’ve missed part 1, have a look here.
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Wo sich deine Talente mit den Bedürfnissen der Welt kreuzen, da ist deine Berufung.
I’ve just added a progress report page that documents every step I do to provide added value to newcomers.
Check it out!
The most important benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving your goal; it’s what you do and the person you become in order to achieve your goal. That’s the real benefit.
By setting your goals you design your life instead of just living it.
With goals set you get your mind focused. You are able to fade out all the noise and distraction around you and get straight to where you want to get. You can become what you want to become.
Continue reading “My step by step guide to set your life goals – Part 1”
I’ve just added a new quote widget which will be updated regularly with a new inspiring quote.
You can find it on top of the categories menu on the right (PC users) or at the very bottom of the blog (Smartphone users).
May it trigger some thoughts or inspire you!
I also updated the “Resources” page. You can now see the book covers of the book I recommend. And I added amazon.com purchasing links (affiliate links – see DISCLAIMER).
Recently, I held several seminars in front of people that are new at work, aged 19-24. We were talking about relationships and networking. I recommended that they should be with people they really like and that give them energy.
A 75 year old Harvard Study reveals why that is the best way to live a happy life.
Continue reading “The one thing that counts in life.”
If you really want to change something, be it in your private life for housing, hobbies etc. or your professional life to get the job you want, to make a project a success or a to change a way of working consider this:
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While reading the book “Choose Yourself” from James Altucher I came accross a nice tip to be positive or become positive when you are in a bad mood (see my resource section for more info).
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Nice video about Purpose in live from Tony Robbins. I always can get allot out of videos or podcasts. Therefore I would like to share that with you.
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Recently I finished to read the book “Choose Yourself” from James Altucher. You can find a link and more detailed description in my resource section.
He provides an interesting exercise to get back to sleep when you wake up in the middle of the night.
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The article gives you my top 3 most important steps to do and consider when you are looking for a job within your network.
Continue reading “3 Steps To Find A Job Through Your Network”
Quora is a portal to ask questions. What makes it so special is that many famous people provide answers.
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Recently I was asked to write an article about “How to lead a team.” In this post you can find my personal five basics to team leading. I always follow them for my team. Everybody can learn them very easily.
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Found on the internet:
HBR article: Manage your energy, not your time.
To create your reliable personal network, identifying the right people and creating a proper list is already some work to do. If you do it properly your list can grow by one person every one or two weeks. Let’s assume you met many people. Your people list is filled with entries. What now? How to grow your network?
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To create your reliable personal network, you need to identify the right people. You can read in Step 1 how you can do this. Over time the amount of people you’ve identified will grow. Below I describe how you can manage this growing number of contacts.
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This is Step number 1 to create your personal network. It is to identify people you enjoy being with.
I will not describe how you connect yourself to everybody to meet. Because I think the only way to build a long-term reliable network is to create it with people you like.
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People tell me often that I have a big network. People ask me how I keep this network alive. They ask me how I keep up and grow all these connections. Below I describe my way. I describe 3 simple steps to create your first personal network.
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Some time ago I found a great video on You Tube with 3 great inspiring advices from Steve Jobs. The video shows Steve Jobs holding a speech at Stanford University, in front of a graduate class. It is only 15 minutes long.
It gave me some very interesting thoughts. I noted them down for me and would like to share them with you.
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If you give away tasks to a colleague or simply ask him or her for help be aware that everybody needs to go through four phases of development before he or she is able to deliver as you expect it.
Continue reading “4 Simple Steps To Successful Delegation”
If you are in your first leadership role you will be confronted with the situation that your team needs information and decision from you. That’s normal life of a leader.
But, these things will cost you a lot of time.
These things will get so many that you are not able to do the things you actually need to do as a leader.
This post describes how you can manage.
Continue reading “The Monkeys On Your Back”
Today I’m gonna present you the 10 tips from successful leaders to newcomers.
I am a Mentor for dual students (special education program in Germany). Recently, I interviewed a couple of Senior Managers. Every one of them leads big departments. They all started from where you are today, as a newcomer.
I asked them: „What is your No. 1 advice to my mentees for personal and professional success?”
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Do you know this kind of presentations:
Where you really cannot read anything because it’s so much text and way too small?
Where you fall asleep or lose concentration because it’s so boring or wired?
Where you feel like the presenter is reading a book out loud?
Continue reading “3 easy rules for smart and effective presentations”
One main reason why Milestone meetings (and other decision meetings) take longer than planned or even fail is from my experience that they become working meetings to explain the Steering Committee / Decision makers the complete project.
With this they are no longer pure decision meetings. Read below how to solve this in your first decision making meeting. Continue reading “Successful milestone meetings”
Imagine the situation, which I have had quite often today and in the past, you sit in a meeting and need a decision about a topic from the people around the table.
But they are stuck in an endless detailed discussion. All you wanted to do is to put together three slides on a specific topic. But at the beamer you are still at the first slide and it is still empty. Only the first three words of your first sentence are visible with the pointer blinking… Continue reading “Prepare decision proposals – How to prepare fast decision making”
Some time ago I had to introduce a complex new solution to allot of people. This new solution changed their way of working in many ways. When it comes to this kind of changes it’s never easy because people need to change behavior. Continue reading “Pilot & Publish – How to launch complex operations successfully”
You are supposed to work on a new topic. But the topic seems way to big with way too much actions to be done. When this happens to me I always try to: Cluster & Prioritize Continue reading “Cluster and prioritize”
During a strategy discussion of our department we were all placing our wishes for nice interesting projects and for more resources. The discussion drifted away a bit in the direction of everybody-gets-what-wants, until my boss said: “Guys, I see the points in your requests, most of them also fit into the strategy, but: to make it happen from paper to reality, we need budget. That what’s it all about.” Continue reading “From paper to reality”
When I worked for a automotive supplier, I participated in an “Welcome New Employees Event”. There were different speeches, one held from the Head of HR. During his speech he was asked what he would recommend in order to go up in the companies hierarchy. He said: “Make yourself replaceable.” Continue reading “Make yourself replaceable”