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Are You In The Monkey Trap?

Last week my 24-year-old son came to me telling me that his computer was causing a lot of trouble and he required help from me.

Which in the end - GASP - I refused to give.

Here's why and what that has to do with the monkey trap.

I've been a single mum for a long time - so I was the one my children came to for support for basically anything.

I was the rock.

The encyclopedia.

The timekeeper.

The defender.

The one who knows where everything is.

Useful when the kids are small(er). 

Eventually, this can become rather a hindrance for both parties - I'll come to the WHY in a moment. 

But let me tell you the story first.

Obviously, the OS (operating system) was compromised, and he wanted me to download a version of it onto my computer and give it to him on a USB stick. No problem. 

It quickly turned out though that I did not have the right stick, so he went and bought another one, only to find out that it was not t just a simple download, but a major act of producing a...

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How to keep yourself & your team aligned working both, remotely & in the office

 

It looks like we won't get rid of the Corona situation and the consequences any time soon. Part of it is that many people still work remotely, some work in the office while keeping distance, some do both. 

That creates its own challenges. And even more so when you're a leader in another country than your home country - in other words, if you are an expat. Or if you start new in an organisation during these times and desire to get to know and align your team. 

So, now I've recently started - together with a befriended leadership coach - a Meetup group in the Munich area, particularly (but not exclusively) for Expat Leaders. And this was exactly the topic we discussed in our very first Meetup event on September 4th. 

Here's the video which we recorded to make the information accessible for more people and we discussed these issues:

* Keeping communication and coordination of work up

 * Little informal time to chat

 * People spread out

 * Feeling of...

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5-Minute Leadership Wisdom #1: What to do when someone attacks me verbally?

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2020
 

I dare saying that all people have experienced that: someone - maybe out of the blue - attacks them verbally, kicking off strong reactions inside.

"What a moron" - probably one of the thoughts coming up...followed by anger, rage, frustration, shame...you name it.

Here's a quick way of how do deal with that - immediately when it happens.

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5-Minute Leadership Wisdom #2: What to do when people talk over you again and again?

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2020
 

Do you know the feeling when people interrupt you all the time and it's hard to finish a sentence, let alone anything longer? That can be infuriating and very disruptive...and it can easily feel like you're not respected by the other person.

Here's what to do and how to deal with these situations. 

And as a side effect this will generate more respect from the other person. Promised. 

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5-Minute Leadership Wisdom #7: What to do when your brain works overtime relentlessly?

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2020
 

....and where tigers and Prof Dumbledore's Pensieve play a role.

What to do as a leader when your head is constantly full of thoughts bouncing back and forth relentlessly in the head almost all the time (even at night)?

Most people have a lot going on in their lives. And when they're leaders they also have responsibility for others, for teams or even whole companies. No wonder their brains work overtime.

This is not only exhausting, it might even affect a good night sleep and the potential to think straight and make good decisions.

Here's what helps.

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5-Minute Leadership Wisdom #6: No time for self-care? Then do this.

 

5-Minute Leadership Wisdom: What can I do if I never seem to have time to take care of myself, to relax, to do exercise...you name it.

Well, here's the two-fold answer to that - and it's actually rather easy.

#personalleadership #leadership #selfcare #choice #selflove

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5-Minute Leadership Wisdom #4: What to do when people don't understand and don't get your message

 

Why can't they get it - it's so easy?...you might think.

Here are two surprising and probably rather counterintuitive tips on how to change this quickly and effectively.

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5-Minute Leadership Wisdom #3: If you're a perfectionist - this is for you

 

We all know someone who says he or she is a perfectionist. Here's what's behind and 2 crucial things to know about it. 

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When life & business collide in the corona crisis....3 ideas how to deal with this new situation

 

Currently in these crazy Coronavirus times business and private life are crashing merciless into each other. 

And being a leader these days is a huge challenge. Private life and work are taking place in close proximity, add home-schooling and brand-new business issues popping up and it can quickly become overwhelming.

The days seem even shorter than before and might be spiced with the one or other anxious thought about the future.

Time is scarce, demands for many of us increasing, so the question (and worry) comes up: HOW can I get the important stuff done?

Tough.

And it takes some shifts in thinking...here are 3 ideas.

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4 Ideen mit der Ungewissheit und Unvorhersehbarkeit in Zeiten von Corona umzugehen (GERMAN)

 

(Stay tuned...an English version will follow soon)

Die COVID-19 Situation betrifft uns alle. Wir wissen am Abend nicht, zu welchen Neuigkeiten wir am Morgen aufwachen. Ungewissheit und Sicherheitsverlust lässt uns hilflos fühlen - und kann Angst uns Sorge auslösen. Für unsere Familie, für unseren Job oder Unternehmen.

Nachdem ich mit vielen Menschen in den letzten Tagen gesprochen habe und immer wieder ähnliche Geschichten gehört habe, habe ich mich entschlossen, ein Video mit Tipps aufzunehmen. 

Mit 4 Tipps und Ideen, wie wir mir der historischen Situation und den auf uns einstürmenden Gefühlen umgehen können. 

Stay safe and healthy. 

Zusammen schaffen wir das.

PS: Ich habe mich mit einer Kollegin zusammengetan und wir haben uns entschieden, eine Initiative für Leader und Unternehmer zu starten um in dieser aussergewöhnlichen Situation Menschen KOSTENLOS zu unterstützen, die emotionale Seite...

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