Habits give you great power, perhaps the greatest in absolute. Sometimes we think that habits are good for ordinary people, and maybe we don’t consider ourselves ordinary people (at least I don’t consider myself like that, I have always tried to be a bit out of the status quo). We would like to get rid … More The Power of Habits
For an Italian like me, living at a latitude of 59.4 could feel like living on the top of the world. During my almost 3 year adventure living and working in Estonia, I have mixed feelings. The biggest downside was the lack of light in winter, but despite that, I recommend a visit. Tallinn is … More Living on the Top of the World – An Italian in Estonia
When you think about your life and ways to improve it, usually your first reflex is that you are missing something. But you often forget that one of the best ways to improve your life, to feel better, is not by adding. On the contrary, it is by eliminating. Today I will share with you 5 … More How to Improve Your Life
You all know about the half empty or half full glass of water. By saying how you see it, you will understand if you are an optimist or not. And if you would like another perspective on a half empty or half full glass, you can read Wynne’s post The Glass Is Refillable. But what … More A Glass Full of Water
Intuition has always been a fascinating subject of study. It is generally associated with genius, because the greatest scientific discoveries happened thanks to moments of intuition. Einstein wrote: Intuition is a sacred gift of which reason is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and forgets the gift. In addition, … More The Power of Intuition
Mind Mapping is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It was invented by Tony Buzan. I heard about it a long time ago from a friend of mine who is a writer. He uses it to make up the plot for his books. He could … More What Is Mind Mapping?
She asked me to cc her my emails, even the most trivial ones. Sometimes she would knock on my office door to ask me if I was okay because I had spent a lot of time in the bathroom, when actually only five minutes have passed. She checked when I walked in and when I … More Why a Micromanager Can Create Troubles
Nowadays, we see that a lot of jobs no longer exist in the market, or they are about to disappear. If they do not disappear, they will change tremendously. In the future, there will be more people that are self-employed than employees. Flexibility and life-long training will be more and more needed as it will … More Are You Ready for the Job of the Future?
Intention is powerful energy that allows you to satisfy a need, be it material, relational, emotional or spiritual. It is a source of positive energy that allows you to create or fulfil a dream. Many people think that only by taking action you can achieve your goal or get what you want. However, intention is … More Action without Intention never Gets You to Your Destination
Changes in working places happen more and more often nowadays. I have experienced myself so many dynamic/unstable working places that I decided to explore a bit this topic. The reasons may be different: new challenges imposed by the market or by the customers, new technologies or new policies. You can experience both personal and organisational … More Change Management in Working Places
Linkedin defines a person as agile when they have a positive attitude, resilience and are open to changes/transformations in processes, structures or relationships. One interpretation of an agile person is that it is a self-management concept consisting of three main attributes: adaptability, proactivity, and resilience. The profile of an agile person, then, is someone who … More Becoming an Agile Person
Do you have a best friend at work? And if you’re the boss, do you think most of your employees would be able to name a co-worker they consider a best friend? Surveys carried out in the US show the following findings: 84% of respondents said a job can’t truly be good unless they have … More Best Friend at Work
Do you think your life looks like a hamster in a wheel, that you turn around and around without living the life you want? To live the life you want you may read and follow some advice taken from the method Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, developed by Albert Ellis (1913-2007), an American psychologist. The basic … More Living the Life You Want
To help people becoming resilient, we shall first have a look at the meaning of resilience. Let’s see the etymology of the word as it is found on the Merriam-Webster: resilience 1 : the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress 2 : an … More Helping People Becoming Resilient
Are you the kind of person who targets higher and higher and is never satisfied with the achieved result? If so, don’t worry but be aware that being perfectionist is a weapon to double cut. If you are too demanding with yourself, you are a candidate for burn-out. Perfectionism is like stress: in small doses it is fine, … More Burn-out and Perfectionism
Last Saturday I went to visit an exhibition of photos taken by Vivian Maier, an American photographer who was unknown to me. From the early 50s, she spent over forty years working as a nanny, first in New York and later in Chicago. Only recently, in 2007, her photographic work was discovered. She spent her … More A Lifetime Spent in Anonymity
In the mid-2000’s the businessman Brian Robertson wanted his business to increase by making the decision making process more efficient. It was then that the concept of holacracy emerged for the first time in the United States. According to Robertson, the only solution to work more efficiently would be promoting autonomy and reducing the number … More Empower Your Colleagues
Last Friday, June 24, St. John the Baptist, in Northern Europe they celebrated the Mid Summer Night. When I was living in Estonia, I found out that it is a strong tradition also there and once I went with some friends to see what happened during that long weekend, as it is a public holiday! … More Mid Summer Night
Japanese people have an incredible ability to recover from catastrophes of any kind. After World War II that left the country in ruins, in just thirty years Japan became the second largest economy in the world, becoming leaders in the electronics sector in the eighties and nineties. How could the Japanese economic miracle happen? The … More How to Overcome Difficulties with the Ganbatte
Towards the end of the 19th century, a group of economists from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland studied the social inequalities in Europe. By analysing the tax data of several European countries, they found out that in each of them about 20% of the population owned 80% of the wealth. Today is even worse, … More Do You Know the Pareto’s Principle?