The importance of the devil’s advocate

The devil’s advocate. The nagger. The critic. Who of us really likes to let someone else take apart our thoughts, ideas, and work? We thought a lot about something and now finally it makes sense to us, or we invest hours upon hours of work into something and are now certain that this is the…

How can I make the world a better place?

Huh, what a question? Where to start you might think. And I agree with you. This article won’t give the ultimate answer. It is an opinion piece and I want you to reflect and be critical as always. At first, the title of this article was “How can we make the world a better place?”….

Fighting against the comfort zone

Many of us feel the need for safety. That is why a comfort zone is so alluring. We settle down in our little nest and we build a fortress around us. We have our routines, we know where to do grocery shopping, we know where to eat, what to do, and especially what to expect….

Bring your own house in order first

This article is somewhat inspired by one of Jordan Peterson’s chapters in his new book titled: Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world. It is not an addition to or a review of this chapter, but my thoughts hearing this statement. It is very easy to criticize others. We always “know”…

How to become a good leader – V

Part 4 This is my very subjective series on how to become a good leader. Everything I write serves as a reminder for myself and to give you an opportunity to reflect about your own leadership. It is probably good to start with the first part where I speak about the importance of crafting your leadership…

The process is always a b#&%$

Hi there. I hope you are feeling great! When do we feel great? Sure, when we are happy. But when we dig a little deeper, we will often see that the reason we feel great is because we accomplished something. We worked hard towards a specific goal. The realization that we feel great should be…

There is (always) a better way

Our lives are filled with hurdles. Now, you can see those barriers as a reason to quit, or you can see them as puzzles life is throwing at you for you to solve. I agree though that it is not always easy to see our problems as puzzles we can solve. I think it needs…

How are you?

How are you?  What a simple question or is it? Yeah, sometimes it is easy to answer. But even then, our answer probably still falls short what is going on inside us. What we feel. And when we also take into consideration that feelings are fleeting things, how can we ever come up with a…

How to become a good leader? – III

Part 2 This is my very subjective series on how to become a good leader. Everything I write serves as a reminder for myself and to give you an opportunity to reflect about your own leadership. It is probably good to start with the first part where I speak about the importance of crafting your leadership…

How to become a good leader? – II

This is the second installment of my “How to become a good leader” series. It definitely makes sense to read the first part where I speak about the importance of crafting your leadership vision. In case you didn’t read the first article, I want to stress again that this is my subjective view and I…

Focus on the trend, not on the day

If you are going through a change process, I guess you experienced this. Those days when nothing seems to be working out and you feel you made a step backward. You start to doubt, if you are at all capable of changing and if it means you failed. Firstly, I bet the day is not…