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Did you study psychology in school?

About a year ago, I worked with a client interested in launching an online crash course about team management in times of crisis. Part of my job was to understand the market – if there is a demand for such a crash course. Effective team management during a crisis depends on the people skills of the team leader. Good people skills mean that the leader understands human psychology and social

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Turn the don’ts into do's

How about using logic to  convince others?

“Don’t do that!” – is a statement I hear very often. Unfortunately, I use it too when I am at work, home or with friends. The thing is that I see many wasting energy and time on things they should let go of or do differently (in my opinion).  The truth is that no one, not a child, adult or older person, likes to hear: don’t do that, change your

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Defead and victory

Defeat and victory and the chemistry in our brains

I’m reading this amazing book a friend recommended: 12 rules of life by Jordan B. Peterson. Quite a controversial and remarkable psychologist due to his views on cultural and political issues. But he is also one of the most-followed people on Youtube with more than 3.4 subscribers. So, one of his rules about life, I want to share with you today, is about our super brain powers. Or rather, about defeat

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The 5 stages of grief that explain resitance to change

The Grieving Curve is based on a model initially developed in the 1960s by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross to explain the 5 Stages of grief – the emotional journey we experience over a loss of beloved ones: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Since then, it has been utilised to help people understand their reactions to significant changes or disruptions in life. Upon its growing popularity, the model became widely known as the Change

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Negotiating for a change

Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing – Carrie Fisher.  I’ve realised that negotiation is one of the top skills we need to make changes in life. We require the knowledge, especially when we want to make complex changes like starting a business, transforming an existing one, pursuing a new career, and changing a lifestyle. As we are not standalone islands able to make independent

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How do you make a change you dread?

It is much simpler than you think…  I know you will instantly mistrust this statement, and that is because you’ve probably tried, and your experience has been unpleasant. So, you’ve become frustrated with the effort and starting to admit defeat.  But before you drop your dreaming, let me ask you something… When you tried in the past, did you have a well thought and outlined strategy, or did you just

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A Day in Life of a Change Project Manager

I see these images about the day of an entrepreneur – how unpredictable it is. Yet, I can’t help but think about the day of any change project manager, which by the way, is way worse. It is so volatile – it is almost surreal. An entrepreneur is its own boss and has responsibilities and authority. Whereas a project manager has all the responsibility in the world but none or

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Why do we make changes?

Do you want to make a change?

Change for the sake of change with no goal or purpose is an act of a rebel without a clue. And the effort is usually wasted. Especially if your change journey depends greatly on others accepting, following and helping you to sustain it, and if you have to overcome their resistance to change. Whether you want to launch a new business, change your career, move abroad, buy a new home,

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Resistance to change

The 5 ‘human nature’ objections to change

I once wrote a list of all the objections to change I had whilst leading a particular transformational program. The resistance to change was strong. Our mission was to overcome it and transform the company’s operations to be more flexible and lean. I made that list in a team with two of my colleagues. We were exhausted from the continuous objections coming from all levels. We wanted to understand the

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Work smarter, not harder

Work smarter, hot harder – automate your growth

How can you work smarter with the increasing workload when you scale your business without working harder? How can you cost-effectively do that and not drive spendings through the roof? By automating your processes. Let’s start by understanding two essential components when automating a growing business: processes and project work.  Business processes are steps performed by people to achieve a specific goal. Mainly, each step in a business process means

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5 differences between change management and project management

Change management vs. Project management

There are 5 main differences between change management and project management. Understanding them will help you make changes a reality. When we talk about managing a change, we tend to think about the business environment. But both disciplines go so much further. They are used in almost every aspect of our lives. They are intertwined and overlap in some parts, but at the same time, they are independent and quite

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Change manager

What is change management?

Change management is about preparing, giving support and equipping individuals, teams, and business to change successfully. It involves all areas of a business: technology, processes, people, market and competition. The discipline goes beyond the right concept, the right core process redesign, or even the right team of stakeholders. The core lies in changing the people system, questioning the status quo, and pursuing a valid and worthy goal.  Change Manager Mindset  You

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