Renewal or burn out? The choice is yours.

In his book “The Way We’re Working, Isn’t Working” Tony Schwartz talks about the four zones we spend our time in (see image).  Leaders often aim to stay consistently in the performance zone. But that’s not possible. At some point they slide into the survival zone, characterised by emotions like anger and impatience. And when […]

What does your audience want? I mean, what do they really want?

Berlin audiences can be analytical, cool and hard to seduce. On this particular evening, an earnest looking host introduces the first speaker. He begins:  “It’s Friday evening. I’m supposed to talk about A.I and Blockchain.You probably know more about that than I do. So I’m not going to talk about that. Instead, I’m going to […]

Why am I working again on a Saturday? I planned for this not to happen. So why is it happening again?

One reason could be your Immunity to Change, a concept based on the work of Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahay. They describe it as having one foot on the gas pedal (your goal) and  one foot on the brake pedal (what gets in the way of the goal). The brake pedal is your immune system ‘protecting’ […]