When Meetings Don´t Meet Expectations

Everyone who has ever worked in an office knows the pain: Unproductive meetings Meetings that go on for too long People don´t how up in time A former boss (bless his heart) once told me: A meeting should never last longer than one hour. If it lasts longer people are either repeating themselves are it is not a topic for one meeting. There is a lot of truth in that. The graphic below contains useful tips for small businesses on how to run effective meetings.

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Mastering The Art Of Gratitude

Are you hearing and reading a lot about gratitude lately? How do you feel when you hear “be grateful”? Grateful for the small things in life, thankful for the chance for growth from painful experience – does hearing that irritate you sometimes? My mom has not been a good cook, to put it mildly. When I did not empty my plate, she used to say: “The people in the third world would be grateful for the food.” And how often did grown-ups tell you to say “thank you” when you were still a kid.  The Case Of Fake Gratitude I am convinced that manners are a great cultural technology and… Read More

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The Myth Of Multitasking

Why multitasking is not working You are on the phone with your client when you get the notification that your boss just sent a time-critical e-mail. You don’t want to keep your boss waiting, so you reply to his e-mail while you’re still in the conversation with your client. Soon you receive another e-mail from your boss. Only this time he sounds impatient.  Apparently, you were only addressing two of the three points of his message. Then you realize that you forgot what the client said about his deadlines.  You will have to call your client again and ask him to repeat the information. Or maybe you are the boss.… Read More

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NeuroGym 5th annual Live Brain-A-Thon

Winning the Game of Money 2017 LIVE Announcement For the 5th time NeuroGym´s fabulous and meanwhile famous Brain-A-Thon is taking place on November 5th, 2016 As a reader of my blog, member of the AC community, or client, you have probably attended a Brain-A-Thon and experienced the incredible amount of knowledge and empowerment you gain from it.  I will send you a reminder if you are on my newsletter-list. But I do recommend that you mark the date in your calendar right away.  The time is not yet fixed. The event is scheduled for 6 hours, depending on your timezone you should reserve 8 am – 6 pm. The safest… Read More

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5 Simple Steps out of Dilemma

Once upon a time, there was a monkey. He was sitting on a banana tree. The bananas hanging to his left and his right looked both so yummy that he could not decide which one to grab. After two days, the monkey fell from the tree. Dead. A tragic death by starvation. I will admit that I made this up. Here is an example that I read about in a newspaper today: A wife called the police on her husband. He was driving drunk. When the police caught him, his blood alcohol was over 1.0 mg/ml. The husband is in trouble now. The first thought that might cross our minds could be:… Read More

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