Month: July 2020

How to deal with criticism positively?

“It is by no means the same thing to know the truth about yourself or to have to hear it from others” (Aldous Huxley). Criticism hurts and nobody is keen on personal accusations. Constructive feedback, on the other hand, can be quite enriching. Knowing how, accepting feedback can even contribute enormously to your own development – and you should not miss this opportunity!

30. July 2020

Self-critique is the “art” of evaluating one’s own actions constructively.

Self-critique is the “art” of evaluating one’s own actions constructively. Similar to criticizing others, it is not important to only list and blame negative things. Self-critique can certainly be of a positive nature and point to something that has gone particularly well. Unfortunately, the word critique is perceived as negative, but it is not. In order to exercise self-criticism, you must be able to reflect on your own actions accurately.

29. July 2020

Do we live to work or work to live?

To make a long story short: Life and work are not competitors. They are not opposites that need to be balanced out. Rather, it is about an overall task that gives us the feeling of being balanced and doing things that make sense for us, that complement each other instead of balancing.

28. July 2020

Transparency and openness

Here we are! Though one! Disclosing personal information has always been a challenge for me. However, I know that if you open the door to others and invite them to your life you can have a great party.

23. July 2020

“Empathy” … what is that actually?

Empathy should not be confused with sympathy or compassion: both imply a prejudice, one positive, one compassionate. Empathy, however, means exactly the opposite, namely the approach to personalities without prejudice and judgment.

20. July 2020

Show gratitude, not only with words…

Gratitude is what characterizes good relationships in the workplace. Grateful compliments can also turn your work colleagues into your friends. But friendships are not held together by superficial compliments that can seem inauthentic. So only give honest compliments.

18. July 2020

The Pareto principle or the 80/20 rule

The 80/20 rule can also be applied in personnel management and not only in time management or sales analyses and strategies. Accordingly, the Pareto principle is a method of prioritizing the relevant elements of a project or the relevant people. According to the Pareto rule, 20 percent of the tasks (or 20 percent of the time) produce 80 percent of the results.

16. July 2020