How To (Re)discover Your Passion And Turn It Into A Career You Love

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
Dale Carnegie

Happiness @Work

The ultimate purpose of life is happiness. We all want to be happy, employees want to be happy at work and it is no surprise that all businesses and organizations want happier employees.

And this for good reason: happy employees have far better results for themselves as well as for the company they work for. Here are some examples:

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4 Steps To a More Fulfilling Work

Are you ready for a job where you get paid for what you really love?

4 Steps to a more fulfilling work

Why do you wake up every morning? Can you answer this question in a meaningful way?

During the last months I had the chance to talk to hundreds of people and most of them cannot answer this question.

We can be busy every day without ever doing something meaningful. Even worse, most of us go every day to work and we are just “functioning”. We do whatever we do – we call it our job – and (sometimes) we know what we are doing. However, most of us don’t know why we are doing what we are doing. The hamster wheel turns faster and faster. We are just busy and we wonder why we do not have time?

You can stop this game now. Create more meaning to your work.

Here are 4 steps to a more fulfilling and meaningful work.

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9 Agile Lessons To Stress Less And Increase Effectiveness

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”
Peter Drucker

Working with agile teams since 2008 made me witness many stories. I learned and internalized the scrum routines by practicing them daily for more than 9 years now. I challenged them and asked so many questions about until I found the answers. And then I reached the point where I created my own routines which support me doing what I love to do. But I didn’t stop there.

I condensed in this post 9 agile lessons which you can easily apply in your daily work. They should help you to easily overcome the challenges most of us have in this fast pace changing world.

Here are the 9 lessons!

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How To Avoid The 100% Resource Utilization Trap

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said: “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” What exactly did Eisenhower mean by this quote? Perhaps he could care less about the plan? Or maybe plans were important to him but he also felt the need to convey an important message about plans in general.

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3 Things High Performers Do Differently

“You must learn a new way to think before you can learn a new way to be.”
Marianne Williamson

My primary goal as an agile coach is to help teams to succeed achieving their goals and strive for excellence on their journey to high performance. They are driven to succeed and get satisfaction from pursuing their goals.

Let me get to the point: the single greatest effect on high performance is your state of mind! Everything starts with the way you think, with your habits and your beliefs.

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Stress Less – 4 Selbstmanagement Lektionen von meinem Kater

„Ich habe die Philosophen und die Katzen studiert, doch die Weisheit der Katzen ist letztlich um ein weites größer.“
Hippolyte Taine

Es ist ein warmer Sommertag Anfang Juni und ich weiß, dass heute der große Tag ist! Ich warte schon seit zwei Monaten darauf und die Vorfreude ist gigantisch. Heute soll ich sein neues Herrchen werden und die Aufregung ist bei mir auf Hochtouren.

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Why eating soup with the fork?

„If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.“
Abraham Maslow

Let us think about how you could boost your performance in your job or in your business. And I really mean it!

You will probably agree that you are really successful in your job if you can deliver measurable high value. The faster you deliver it, the better.

In order to deliver high value, you need the proper skills, the right environment and also the best tools and methods available.

And in case you don’t have a required skill, you can gather it by attending a training for example. Right?

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How to evolve your Business to the next level

„Wenn du in deinem Leben etwas möchtest was du noch nicht hattest… musst du etwas tun, was du noch nie gemacht hast!“
JD Houston, Amerikanischer Romanautor, Dichter und Redakteur

Das Tempo der technologischen Entwicklung macht sich bemerkbar. Der Markt ist im Wandel und so auch die Bedürfnisse deiner Kunden.

Vielleicht hast du ein eigenes Business oder du willst dein Business gerade aufbauen. Ob Selbstständig oder nicht, du musst immer dranbleiben, denn der Markt verändert sich unaufhörlich.

Schau dir die extrem kurzen Produktzyklen der Technologieunternehmen die immer schneller aufeinanderfolgen. Wer da nicht flexibel und anpassungsfähig ist, ist schnell weg vom Spielfeld.

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7 steps to find a way not an excuse

I was recently asked by a team to help them get more structure in their project. It is for this team a critical project with an aggressive timeline and they felt like running out of time.
The project started a couple of months ago and they have been struggling since then with different kind of issues on different fronts.

But there is one more pattern which I see in people’s behavior. If teams and individuals do not have a crystal clear goal, they will be not motivated and always find excuses if something does not work the way it should.

If you are curious to figure out how to find the way towards your goal and not an excuse, then read on!

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5 simple things to learn to be successful in the digital age

5 simple things to learn

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
Swami Sivananda

Everyone has its own definition of success. For some of us, success might mean money, power or winning.

Regardless what you imagine when we talk about success, there is always a change process behind. A change of the way we think and the way we act. And sometimes this process is easier than we think.

Here are some small but valuable things that are universal, which, if you apply them consequently, will make you more successful.

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