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…

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…

Making the right decision

You’ve started to work as a new GM at a winery only a couple of days ago. You are holding a management meeting for working out new strategies, mission and vision. Two of your colleagues would like to leave the meeting saying: a pipe burst for the millionth time in a short period and they…

Active listening is more than just hearing

You know the feeling when you say something to your spouse/partner/relative and they nod as if they registered your request/question/words, but when you ask back they answer you with the following question: What were you saying exactly? At home, you may be indulgent, but at a workplace, such behavior is simply not acceptable.  “The art…

Intuitive thinking

Do you find that you are required to make complex decisions facing with uncertainty in a hurry? Have you ever felt that you are supposed to take into consideration too many facts, data and numbers to make a decision in today’s fast paced environment? Are you confident in using your gut feelings in these kind…

It’s difficult to be a leader alone

Being a leader is a very complex role. Especially in our time, when leaders would be required to know enough to support the team they are leading – says Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the video below: They should know the needs of different minorities, like women, children, people with special needs etc. They should be able to…