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Most Leadership Training Does Not Work (and Here's Why) being human emotions leadership leadership development training Nov 23, 2023

Wow, that is quite a claim!

Unfortunately it's true.

If you're a leader and have attend training sessions you probably know what I'm talking about.

Years ago, during my corporate career I had those - and went out believing I could tackle all sort of stuff now.

Have the difficult conversation.

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What's holding you back from being where (or who) you want to be? embodiment emotions habits mindset patterns personal leadership Apr 25, 2023

Today I had a session with a client I've seen for the second time.

We delved into her challenge of how she could get where she absolutely wants to be (which is a particular position in academia)  - an idea she had for years!

Now - we could have started working on some strategies or tactics...

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There is always something.... blocks emotions personal leadership resllience Apr 16, 2023

It's Sunday. Should be a rest day - at least for me. Smooth, quiet, enjoyable...BUT "there is always something"! 

A little story I just experienced that is representative of - as I believe - daily life And sometimes it sucks ...but it's also a bit funny ;-).

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Many women are far too polite (in business) and so was I courage emotions personal leadership Feb 15, 2023

Many women are too polite in business. 

In fact - often in other areas of their life too. 

And if you're happen to be a man and felt this little pang when you read the headline this might be something for you too...and I invite you to read on. 

Politeness is great - unless it...

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How to deal with (negative) emotions - in a professional environment emotions emotions in the workplace personal leadership Feb 07, 2023
For the most part, negative emotions (frustration, anger, sadness are highly unwelcome in the workplace. Because most people - those who feel them and those who witness them - don't know how to deal with them.

Often they are even labelled as "unprofessional".

Being able to deal with our...
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What death taught me: Life goes on - if you agree to the progression or not acceptance emotions grief perspective power of focus power of response surrender Aug 24, 2022

End of July, my furry companion of 13.5 years got sick and got so poorly that I had to let her go after 4 days. Having been with me almost 24/7 during all her life, she left a huge hole. 

Ten days later, I got a call from my mum informing me that my dad had passed. He still went out shopping...

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Are you ready to take (radical) responsibility? emotions personal leadership power of response responsibility Jun 28, 2022

Last week a rather frustrated and utterly exhausted client was getting  exasperated about their "super difficult" situation: "I have to do all these things NOW as there is only a certain time window and on top of that I have to prepare a presentation - which came around the...

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Monday thought #17: "How to deal with "negative" or "bad" emotions, what most people do instead - and why my suggestion is only for the courageous ones"
Monday thought #17: "How to deal with "negative" or "bad" emotions, what most people do instead - and why my suggestion is only for the courageous ones" being human emotions monday thoughts resilience Feb 08, 2022

Are you ready to take charge?

Are you prepared to walk into some discomfort?

There is a reason I ask those questions - because if you're not - this podcast is not for you.

Admittedly we all cringe when being confronted with what most of us would call "negative" or "bad" emotions. 

Many of us...

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Monday thought #16: The ONE thing that everybody wants....
Monday thought #16: The ONE thing that everybody wants.... blaming emotions happiness monday thoughts podcast selfregulation success Jan 24, 2022

….is….to feel good.


 "That is not rocket science, Claudia...I really expected something more spectacular!" - you might think.

You're right - it isn't. 

The thing is - good can mean many different things for different people.

AND - many don't. Feel good that is...

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Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear"
Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear" awareness courage emotions fear intuition monday thoughts Nov 01, 2021

Fear is the worst advisor in our life. And often people pay attention to it or their decisions are influenced by it without even realizing that it's fear they're listening to.

Been there, done that - and sometimes still do (when my awareness is lacking!). 

Fear is a common and...

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Relationship Idea #4: Everyone has struggles we don't know about emotions relationships Jun 24, 2021

In the past, when people shouted at me, shut down, or were getting very defensive, I got really furious. Or frustrated. And took it personally. Almost always.

And believed that there was absolutely no reason for their behaviour.
What I simply couldn't see back then was THAT EVERY PERSON HAS...

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4 Ideen mit der Ungewissheit und Unvorhersehbarkeit in Zeiten von Corona umzugehen (GERMAN) corona emotions uncertainty video Mar 19, 2020

(Stay 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....

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