Are you really leading your team, or do you tell your people what to do and how?
Have you ever asked yourself what’s the managing secret behind an anthill? It’s a challenge to lead a unit of that size, am I right?
In the context of an anthill, most people think of swarm intelligence. Some think of stupid animals doing simple things. Forget about that. It’s not about intelligence, it’s about attitude to work and communication.
Let’s have a look at the 7 reasons that make the success of an anthill. And what are the 6 tips from our little friends the ants for humans: Read more
No job is as wonderful as it seems when we interview for it, or as terrible as it appears to be on the worst day at the office. In fact, we go through cycles in a job, just as we experience life cycles, as I noted in my last Forbes post, “Six Signs You May Be In A Dead-End Job”.
Understanding where you stand in the 7 Phases Of The Job Life Cycle can help you better manage your career and identify the right moment to leave.
Read on at Forbes
Sticking to a job that hinders you to advance can be as bad for your career as leaving.
Your job is not to play the violin on the Titanic until the bitter end – and sink with the ship.
And recruiters and hiring managers will not only scan your resume for your competencies but also for ‘red flags’: changing often (interpretation=”candidate is unstable”) can be as negative for your next career step as not changing often enough (”candidate is inflexible or not ambitious”).
Read on my guest posting at Forbes “Six Signals You May Be In A Dead-End Job”
Most techniques you need to survive in intelligence and counter espionage will not help you to get a promotion or a pay rise when you have a white-collar job.
But when we look closer at it, it turns out some of James Bond’s skills can help us to become better in our jobs no matter if we are sales consultants or purchase managers.
Read on for the 10 most important lessons to learn from 007:
Probably it is the international aspect which is the recurring theme of my vita: my mother is German, my father Czech and I am married to a French. In my career, I have lived and/ or studied in 7 different European countries and managed assignments all over Europe and parts of Africa.
In a nutshell, what are the 2 key-learnings I can draw from my international work experience? Read more
Whilst it is almost impossible to recognize e.g. a good dentist (confirms my friend Carsten, a good dentist), this is much easier when you ask yourself the question how to recognize a good headhunter.
Here are the 3 triple x questions that can help you understand if the recruiter in front of you is likely to be able to help you or not Read more
Do you feel like your pants weren’t as tight and altogether you were a little more slender before you started your current job? You are not alone because a lot of workers feel the same.
According to a CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive©, two-in-five workers (44 percent) said they have gained up to 20 pounds at their current job. There are plenty of causes for the weight gain which sometimes seem so out of your control, but there are also a lot of things you can do against those extra pounds. Read more
Yogi Berra said “it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future”. What will the future of work be like? I am not an economist but I have been interviewing thousands of candidates in the past 10 years who want or have to change job. I have also talked to a similar number of decision makers in companies who tell me about their challenges to find and keep talent.
I daily hear from knowledge-workers what they like and dislike about their jobs and companies and how they would like to work in the future. And in times were talent is rare, employees will determine what the future of work will look like – not the companies anymore.
What will tomorrow’s workplace look like? Here come the top 3 predictions: Read more