Why Social Impact Matters

Why Social Impact Matters

Today I visited Shortcut, a Helsinki-based startup foundation. It was started by some successful entrepreneurs who decided to share some of their money to help others. Today they are the go-to place for people who lack connections to the Finnish startup world. A...
7 Effective Conflict Resolving Strategies

7 Effective Conflict Resolving Strategies

In this article, you will learn: • the up- and downside of all conflict handling styles; • the importance of self-respect and defending your views; • how to address conflicts at an early stage. As much as I would prefer a conflict-free workplace, I know that such a...
Podcasts and books that have inspired me

Podcasts and books that have inspired me

During the StartUp Grind in Skopje I was asked to share some of the books and podcasts that have had an impact on me. Such a question is not easily answered, but I’ve put together a sample of what has inspired me, and in some cases even worked as gateways to further...
Can you re-establish rapport once you’ve lost it?

Can you re-establish rapport once you’ve lost it?

How to reconnect after losing rapport How your head will reveal what really interests you How to prevent low performing team habits by paying attention I’ve shared earlier how you become successful in building relations with others. In today’s complex world relations...
A few tips on building rapport with just anyone

A few tips on building rapport with just anyone

Being able to build rapport with anyone will dramatically change your life! It will allow you to communicate more effectively which will open new opportunities as others connect with you. Rapport is the opposite of conflict. Think about that: a more conflict-free...
Dear Manager

Dear Manager

I wish you some time to rest. I believe in you, even though you may sometimes doubt yourself. Your doubting is part of your greatness; you doubt because the challenges are big and the solutions far from obvious. It takes courage to stand up and acknowledge the call...
Why learn about your patterns?

Why learn about your patterns?

“We see others not as they are but as we are.” This is one of the most important realisations I’ve made in my life. I don’t claim to be the first to understand this fact, just that it had major implications for me when I truly understood it. To me it means...