May 17, 2017
Influencing People

How to Influence People and Get What you Want

Influencing people is a form of art. Some people have a natural talent for it simply because of the way they are with people. Most of us, however, need to make an effort and learn how to do it more effectively as it is perhaps one of the most valuable skills one can have – both in business and in life. I want to make a very clear distinction here. I’m talking about influencing, not […]
March 7, 2017

How to deal with conflict (and make the best of it)?

Many people are afraid of conflict because they associate it with negative feelings. It reminds them of the emotions that arise when we need to defend our opinion, the overwhelming desire to make the other person understand us and the frustration when we are not understood. But conflict is not a bad thing in itself. It’s the way we engage in conflict that can be bad because we usually don’t do it constructively. The moment […]
February 7, 2017

Are you a true leader (and how to inspire your team)?

That is a question that not many business owners and executives ask themselves. Many of us know that we want to be entrepreneurs or executives but we rarely ask ourselves if we have what it takes to be a leader, outside of qualifications or experience. And this is important because what a company stands for and to a large extent how it performs as a consequence, really is a reflection of the leadership. Being a […]