fresh thinking

fresh thinking

There is a German saying which, roughly translated, goes something like “shared suffering is only half as bad”. Depending on how you see it, it can mean that if I tell you my problems, they only seem half as bad or, since we both suffer the same bad situation, it’s...
rising to the challenge

rising to the challenge

There is a German saying which, roughly translated, goes something like “shared suffering is only half as bad”. Depending on how you see it, it can mean that if I tell you my problems, they only seem half as bad or, since we both suffer the same bad situation, it’s...
Are you a head up or head down manager?

Are you a head up or head down manager?

One of the difficulties we face as we scale the ladder of success is knowing where to focus our attention. Sounds like a simple problem to fix but turns out it is not and can actually be due to our own previous success! Most of us are successful in our early roles due...
Back to the office?

Back to the office?

Oct 20, 2020 | Ruth Maier-Hamberger Slowly Covid-19 induced restrictions are being lifted and companies have the opportunity to bring their employees back into the office. Some managers can’t wait to do so but a word of caution: Undesired side effects might occur if...
Falling Between 2 Stools

Falling Between 2 Stools

The Trouble with Part Remote / Part Face to Face Team Development Sessions We recently facilitated our first, socially distanced, face to face team development session since February. It was a leadership team of 10 and, despite the fact that we managed to design and...
Lessons Learned in Lockdown

Lessons Learned in Lockdown

There is a German saying which, roughly translated, goes something like “shared suffering is only half as bad”. Depending on how you see it, it can mean that if I tell you my problems, they only seem half as bad or, since we both suffer the same bad situation, it’s...