Author: Riccardo Giacometti

High Performing Culture allows mistakes

A culture of making mistakes cannot be introduced with good arguments or by duty instruction, but only by the own example.

1: Acknowledge the mistake
2: Immediately seek to talk about it
3: Suggest a solution
4: An apology is enough
5: Learning from mistakes
6: Live a constructive error culture
7: Be forgiving instead of resentful

21. September 2020

Why focus on employee’s strengths rather than weaknesses?

You have to improve, this is insufficient, there is still a lot to do. Have you ever considered how demotivating it is for employees to emphasize and highlight weaknesses? And that there are much better ways?
What is the difference between popular and professional sports?
In popular sports, the winner is the one who makes fewer mistakes. In top-class sport, the winner is the one who has maximized special strengths.
And what about the weaknesses?

27. August 2020

Emotional intelligence of managers: 5 success factors

As much as we try to be rational employees in the workplace, our emotions always run deep in our daily activities. Companies are ultimately made up of people with human weaknesses and strengths. A person who can moderate his or her own emotions while empathizing with the feelings of his or her colleagues will find it easier to let go of feelings that are counterproductive.

16. August 2020

Management development through mentoring

Mentoring describes a consulting process in which a professionally experienced person accompanies a mentee – usually a high-potential employee – who has only recently joined the company. A good mentor makes his or her proven knowledge available, discusses political and tactical approaches with the mentee and opens up his or her networks.

15. August 2020

“Sales Funnel”: An overview of everything worth knowing

A sales funnel represents the marketing and sales process in the form of a funnel. It shows the journey of potential customers from the first contact to the conclusion of a sale, using concrete figures. It is of great importance, because no marketing and sales process can be controlled without daily updated figures from your sales funnel.

12. August 2020

Why coaching others is important and how to do it

Several studies show that by using coaching, managers increase employee satisfaction, which is essential in today’s struggle for talent. In addition, employees who are coached by their manager have a clearer idea of the requirements that are placed on them.

9. August 2020

Less is more, more or less

The idea that “less is more” or “focus on the essential” is not new in itself. Particularly in the areas of art, design, fashion, and luxury, value is placed on minimalism. It is preached “simplify your life” and the following quotation is well-known and popular:
“Perfection is not reached when there is nothing more to add, but nothing more to subtract.”

3. August 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