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What kind of person are you, manager?

September 19, 2017 0 0

Between a rock and a hard place – that's how many managers feel today. The traditional pressure from superiors and shareholders has been added to by the increasing expectations of subordinates. How can you be a good manager for them and what does that mean exactly? According to Gallup, 51% of American workers are thinking…

Manage Your Self in Communication Process

September 8, 2016 0 0

The Biggest Impact On Your Leadership Capability Has … Your Ability To Manage Your Self. I would like to steal a moment of yours, to introduce few unlikely leadership teachers who radically improved my leading skills. With disbelief I am looking at the impact and results I am able to foster now, which before resided…

Stage fright. Part 1.

December 19, 2015 0 0

15th of October 1997. This is Broadway, New York.   Heather is a young actor. She is approaching stage entrance in New Amsterdam Theatre. She plays Nala, future wife of king Simba in Broadway world premiere of the Lion King musical. In 10 seconds she will be right there, on the spot, facing the audience.…

Out of comfort zone

November 12, 2015 0 0

Let me start my first column with asking you a riddle. I am about to describe an extraordinary company. Can you guess what this is, what type of industry it represents, maybe you will be able to say what it manufactures and who its director is? I hope that the solution will be a surprise…

The effectiveness of marketing

October 27, 2015 0 0

Recently, the world of marketing has changed beyond recognition. On one hand, we can see new trends and consumer behaviour, and on the other – new expectations and approaches to marketing itself. This has created a dilemma among those who approve the marketing activities we conduct. Why? Is it worth it? Is it not better…

Savoir-vivre of conflict

October 16, 2015 0 0

Reflections from a mediation workshop   Do you know which action you start and end each day of your life? There is a situation in which you are forced to choose and, therefore, take decisions. This situation, which repeats many times each day, is conflict. It may concern needs, resources, interests, values or relations. It…

Your decisions count

October 8, 2015 0 0

Each decision of a manager of a company, affects its results. Have you come across the theory that each decision of a worker, manager or owner of a company, affects its results and market position? This leads to changes in the prism of financial management. The attitude that the main player here is the Financial…

Sales and marketing, in other words, a permanent war with temporary ceasefires

September 30, 2015 0 0

What will my blog in Leaders Island be about? Definitely about issues connected with my passion, in other words, marketing. I will begin, however, with a slight provocation and touch upon a subject which keeps many a CEO awake at night.   Have you ever considered why we so frequently come across rivalry between sales…

What does a young manager have to cope with?

September 23, 2015 0 0

When we are promoted we feel joyful, fulfilled and happy. When we are promoted we feel joyful, fulfilled and happy. A moment later, our ambition turns on. Somebody has appreciated our efforts, now we can not stop! If we have been recruited as a manager, we have many similar feelings. In a nutshell, the time…

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