The second curve

I happened to be fortunate enough to attend at a public speech held by Charles Handy and listen to a short summary of his book: The second curve. I think the blogpost this week couldn’t be more actual than this. He used short stories and metaphores in helping us to get a deeper understanding of…

Happy

I happened to have a little bit of extra time recently and I dedicated it to watch the movie: Happy. This movie is about Roko Belic’s (the director) pursuit of happiness: he spent 5 years traveling around the world and asking people about happiness. If I had to sum up the conclusion of the movie,…

The fish rots from the head down…

As Michael Jackson famously sang: I’m starting with the man in the mirror I’m asking him to change his ways Most company/organization leaders thrumble for a change: they want to see a cultural change at the organization, they want to see their employees being happy and jumping out from their skin out of excitement that they…

Why newly appointed leaders fail?

I had the possibility to closely observe several types of leaders/managers over the past 10+ years since I am working. Some of them were reserved and experienced with high standards while the others were newly appointed struggling in their roles. What could be the cause that around 60% of the newly appointed leaders underperform during the…

The technology of the Flow

The innovative training course by Zoltan Buzady (Hungary) for MBA in PA students was the first robin in the project of cooperation between MIM-Kyiv and Central Euroepan University Business School. Mr. Buzady kindly gave us his impressions of MIM and told us about his game. On cooperation with MIM-Kyiv: I am very pleased this project…

Do it today…or maybe tomorrow?!

I keep sending out reminders about deadlines. Then just right before the deadline ends I get a phone call from a client arguing and explaining why 3 months wasn’t enough for her to complete a 6 to 8-hour long online simulation that measures and develops leadership skills… So, what do we do? We extend the…

Which gender has better organizing skills?

It’s not surprising that majority of the voters think that women have better organizing skills. Where this result can come from? Women are the ones (mainly) who keep birthdays, anniversaries, daily and weekly school and after school activities in mind. They are the ones who know every things place in the house (that the husband…

Training millenials

A shift is about to happen in the global workforce: just in four years, every second employee will belong to generation Y (millennials, who were born between 1981 and 2000) and soon replace baby-boomers who are about to retire (if they can or want to). Even though this demographic change is becoming unavoidably visible most companies…