Building your company - Then this is urgent

  When everything you do feels urgent, it’s important to know what to do. It does not matter if you are working on an idea, a product or a service, or if you run a big or a small company, either way you really need to have a clear understanding on what’s  important , and what’s  urgent . The IMPORTANT things are those that make you, your idea, and your team stronger and bring you forward in the long run. The URGENT matters are the day-to-day tasks that absolutely need to be done, ...
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Why progress is the sweetest thing

“Hey, I can’t believe how far we’ve moved from where we were this morning. That’s really satisfying. I’m so happy.” No, I am not talking about a road-trip. I am talking about what we are trying to achieve at work. Many leaders are concerned about how to motivate their employees. They know that engaged workers produce better results, are more creative, and care more for their work. However, just exactly which factors actually motivate and engage their teams has long been debated. One of our favor...
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How to lead change

Want Growth? This is how to lead change The aim of life is, quite simply put, growth. Growth rewards us both personally and professionally, expands our horizons and pushes us forward to new and better goals. But growth does not come cheap. It requires change. Change, however, can be a deal killer for many of us, something we are programmed to avoid – or at the very least, fear. A lot of it has to do with how we perceive change – and how we approach change. Future leaders know that if they are to...
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Why sharing is caring

Leadership. Photo: Brainwells   We do not know about you, but we LOVE being part of the knowledge economy. Especially these days when SHARING is a big part of the game. Sharing knowledge in this way is a fairly new concept, but still it is easy to get stuck in the old way of thinking about this. We are so used to holding back on ideas and insights and to share them only with a few. Most people do not understand how anyone can share valuable advice for free. Sometimes we even start thinking ...
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Better meetings? Do these few adjustments and get more time!

Better Meetings. Photo: brainwells.com When working with leaders, we are constantly faced with their need for more time. Time to handle change, time to work on things that matter. There is a place to find this time, and that is by working on how to run better meetings. There’s an expression you probably know. It goes like this:  I can’t see the forest for the trees . It’s a good expression; because it reminds us how important it is not to forget the bigger picture when we look at something....
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The battle of the 'Creative Genius' vs the 'Performing Machine'

Caption: Brainwells Isn't it peculiar how you can sometimes create something new, solve a complex matter or suddenly get really important insights - just like that! Bam! Suddenly it's there - no stress, no hard work, it's just like - playing! Artists - like authors and painters - often report of incidents that feel like being in a trance or state of meditation while working, losing total control of time and space. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of "Eat, Pray, Love," talks about this in the Ted vi...
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