Proceeding with my writing in more blog style on this page ...

28. Jun, 2022

DATA CARTOON #8523 by Andertoons

The "really" smart guys push all data into the Cloud and keep a local copy, just in case to have a plan B when something goes wrong or unplanned 🤔. Just a matter of trust 🙃.

I did not hear back anything from the young consultant from yesterday, maybe I was too direct, honest and blunt about his contact and request? A reality check and feedback can sometimes really be surprising 🤭. In the moment I think about informing the company he was working for, they possibly need some motivation to give better training and guidance to their new employees. Might be really helpful?

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27. Jun, 2022

Picture by TeacherGoals

The "War for Talent" is creating an employee market and on the other side an increasing number of low quality and minimal experience level "right-placement" consultants. We called them headhunters some years ago 🤔.

When everybody is looking for talents, it should be easy to find them and to make a lot of money quickly, is the assumption. But the opposite is the truth!! Just got another email from a really junior consultant, according to the visible profile in XING (a German lower level LinkedIn 😎), who had a great offer that does not fit at all to my profile. 

I wanted to add some value to the life of the guy and shared a little bit experience from my past as headhunter. Focus on quality, keep the approach individual and most necessary !! read the CV or available information about the talent properly. We will see if the guy reacts, gives a comment or thank you note back 👍, or any other kind of feedback?  

"I try my best to surround myself with people who're smarter than I'm; individuals who add values; who stretch me; optimistic & full of light" — Assegid Habtewold, taken from Collection of top 24 famous quotes about Add Values

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26. Jun, 2022

Picture by Rich Tennant

What are the learnings of the last week?

  • Comparing yourself to others is a sure route to misery
  • There are 3 levels of NO, no to tasks, no to people and no to your current self
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  • Push Harder Than Yesterday If You Want A Different Tomorrow

I did not write anything about the story telling workshop last Wednesday, as it did not really meet my expectations. It was more a lecture than an interactive hands-on workshop, but a really helpful workbook was part of the material that participants did get 👍. So 6 of 10 possible points 🤔.

Our new CEO will start next week Friday and the current one will have the last every Monday Townhall Talk tomorrow. Will be a great good-bye meeting, he really deserves it. 

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." -- Confucius, taken from 52 of the Best Quotes About Learning

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25. Jun, 2022

Picture taken from CrownMyInfo

"Push Harder Than Yesterday If You Want A Different Tomorrow" was written on a picture that I did see on LinkedIn yesterday. I wanted to find the real source of it and used Google Image Search. No chance to find a unique source, so I used the picture on the left in combination with the quote.

I made the minor adjustments to my new bicycle today after a longer test ride. Now all is fine, and a great improvement to my 30 year old predecessor bike. Have a great weekend 😎.

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24. Jun, 2022

"One of the hardest lessons we learn as change agents is that we can only change ourselves. We cannot control change in complex organizational systems and we should not spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to change other people." -- IdeaLeap

My new bicycle was delivered today, it is already assembled and I had my first test run. Some minor adjustments required, but already on a good way 😎. The guy from the parcel delivery service did congratulate me for the new equipment and asked, if I did already get rid of the old bike? He tried it out and took it with him, as a really funny and helpful side effect. A great and unexpected service 🤔👍.

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” -- Madonna, taken from 27 Quotes About Changing Yourself For The Better

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