Today I want to share a post that I hope will help you improve the management of your time. I know, I have addressed this topic several times on my blog, dwelling on several aspects; recently, while updating the content of my training course, I re-read the posts written in the past and realized that […]
But one day I came across a quote by American writer Bessie A. Stanley that made my mind clear. A quote I want to share with you today. He has achieved success and has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little […]
My last intercompany training course was about critical thinking, a topic particularly suitable for the three questions I usually ask participants at the beginning: why did you decide to participate? what do you expect from the course? what information did you collect about me? Participants confirmed the attitude to decide whether or not to participate […]
Now tell me: do you think Montaigne is right?
Have you seen the cartoon? Now tell me: When does knowledge turn into power, in your opinion?
The one you see in the cartoon strip is a rather common situation in small and, sometimes, medium-sized companies. The business owner manages the company personally, is aware of his know-how and intends to protect it. The possibility that his staff member could strengthen the competitor’s ranks or even become a threat to his leadership […]
During a not recent (unfortunately) holiday in Berlin, I spent a pleasant evening in an old pub (120 years old). The poster you can see in the photo was posted in several parts of the place: Be nice, or leave! Would such a message be useful in preventing inappropriate behaviours also in organisations? Reminding everybody […]
There is a widespread tendency to seek shortcuts to success: the TV appearance and the lottery ticket often replace a serious skill-building plan. But what happens when, especially in business, fortune is mistaken for competence? Nothing wrong with that, actually! However, it is important to be aware of one’s own ability to manage the business […]
Selling is a complicated business, selling yourself may appear prohibitive. Gaining a job, getting a professional assignment, being perceived as different from other people competing for the same result can be vital: even in private life! So how can we check whether we are prepared to reach the goal we want to achieve? I am […]
We are persuaded that we can do more than one thing at the same time. And this is true. We can walk and read the newspaper, listen to music while ironing a shirt, or shave and think about what we are going to do in a while; but we are not so conscious that, in […]