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Analysis as a teamwork

Analysis – Paralysis

Sounds familiar? Getting stuck with analysing too much data, text, circumstances, even people? Not getting your hands on implementing what you’ve planned and not seeing results? Feeling lost even though you have a goal and a roadmap?  It would be awesome if I could record the time we spend on excessive analysis, the time we overthink a strategy and re-evaluate the risks. It would amount to years of total waste

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Transform businesses

How to get it RIGHT this time

We all tend to start the year with totally inspiring resolutions to transform businesses or careers. Experts choose to change jobs or launch a new business, solopreneurs decide to grow, founders resolve to find new markets, CEOs go for new and ambitious goals to improve their organizations… We confidently throw ourselves into the new venture with tremendous inertia, which surges from a new purpose. Nevertheless, we tend to start working

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How to start a business – the compete guide

Starting a business is one of the most pleasant initiatives in our lives. It is usually a result of the urge to do what we like for a living, pursue wellbeing or even be of use to our community. Whatever the reason, starting a business is an exciting journey and a complex one. Here you will find the complete guide, including all the essential steps and tools you need to

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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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Negotiation

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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