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20. Jun, 2021

Brain/mind picture provided by Pixabay

In my USP workshop that I hosted during the #learningfriday last week, we always start with a short introduction exercise. Everybody has to select three pictures to describe her-/him-self, without any words. An interesting task to quickly think about yourself, find three key words and the best possible picture as representation. And this all in 10 minutes. One participant, a woman, selected the brain picture to describe that she has a busy brain/mind running a lot of activities and thoughts in parallel.

When I told my wife about this example she recognized this picture and state of mind as well. So we came quickly into a discussion about differences between women and men 🤔. "A man's brain is more like a straight street with as junction now and then" was her comment. There are differences for sure, but definitely very individual.

Today we have the 1st time our ballroom dancing training again after 8 month lockdown. Will be interesting to see, what is still left in the consciousness and subconsciousness areas of the brain 😎.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I will 👍. 

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19. Jun, 2021

Picture taken from INCIDENTAL COMICS at

“More the knowledge, lesser the ego. Lesser the knowledge, more the ego.” -- Albert Einstein --

18. Jun, 2021

The new average record is 6,208 a really impressive number. Thanks a lot for your support, very much appreciated.

#learningfriday today for the 1st time in our Finance and Strategy division. First thing in the morning I proposed to host the SHIFTUP: The Versatile Organization workshop from Jurgen Appelo that I mentioned yesterday in our company. To bring the agile teams a big step forward. Initial feedback was positive, we will see how it goes.

Then I finished one of the mandatory trainings that every employee has to do on a yearly basis. Finally I hosted two workshops for my colleagues:

  1. The Unique Selling Point (USP) workshop with 67 participants. It did go really well and the final feedback was 4.8/5 possible points. In the meantime I did host this workshop for 180+ people in the company.
  2. The Elevator Pitch workshop with 8 participants. A small round that gave everybody the opportunity to pitch a story and to get feedback from the other participants. The feedback was even better 5/5 possible points. I assume as it was much more interactive and personal.

Below a diverse list of links to start the weekend:

  • To digital detox - The Light Phone
  • Why You Should Ask Your People About Returning After They’ve Returned to the Office
  • Megan Rapinoe is joining Victoria's Secret in what the lingerie giant is calling a "dramatic shift" for the brand
  • Video: Smells Like Scrum Spirit 🤔


17. Jun, 2021

Picture provided by European Leadership on LinkedIn today

To the following request: "My name is Andrew Seaman. I’m an editor at LinkedIn News. I reach out to people who I think can add informed perspectives about the ever-changing world of work.

The world is beginning to see some bright spots in its battle against COVID-19. As a result, many people are thinking of shaking up their careers as restrictions are lifted and economies improve. In fact, experts are predicting a “Great Resignation” due to people wanting to move on and try something new. ... We will be checking for posts using #TheBigShift to feature in my upcoming “Get Ahead” newsletter about growing your career."

Below my related post on LinkedIn today:

----| Quickly answering two questions from my experience:

What's your advice for people making a shift right now — whether it’s landing a new job or making a career pivot?
What's the best advice you've received when it comes to making a job move?  #TheBigShift

  1. You should always look for a large overlap of your personal and the PURPOSE or your company. A lot of people had been in home office for more than a year now. Good opportunity to get clarity about your own purpose and to see, how the purpose of your company did work in a crisis situation. If both are still a match, all fine. If not, you have to move on to stay happy.
  2. When you make a job move there is NO guarantee that it will be getting better, it will just be different and you basically start from scratch again. Always keep this in mind. People only change, when they see a personal benefit coming with the change. Money is an extrinsic motivator, this will not work forever. Purpose is intrinsic and will bring you forward and forward and forward ...

"The best place to invent the future is away from our desks." -- Simon Sinek |----

Some interesting links below, the first two show how sensitive the stock market can be when the wrong story comes in:

  • Coca-Cola lost $4 billion in market value after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo suggested people drink water instead
  • CureVac’s COVID vaccine candidate 47% effective, stock tanks
  • TED Playlist: The dark side of data
  • Putting Perspective in Purpose
  • Activating culture is key to making customer-centricity stick
  • Keys to Successful Remote Performance Management
  • 15 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

And finally Jurgen Appelo is planning a new workshop for Sep-2021 - SHIFTUP: The Versatile Organization - worth checking out the first details.


16. Jun, 2021

Picture found on LinkedIn lately

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall

Good fit to - The Humanity Awareness Initiative: The Humanity Awareness Initiative (HAI) is a global education and training movement designed to accelerate the evolution of human consciousness and societal wellbeing. See also the great HAI introduction video to their webpage.

  • Found another Da Vinci bridge video
  • TED Playlist: Talks to help you find the ideal employee
  • Forbes: The Next 1000: How And Where Entrepreneurship Has Surged In The Past Year
  • Fewer than 8% of US statues are of women. Hulu is launching a campaign to help balance this ratio
  • Here’s What Candidates Really Think About the Diversity Statements in Your Job Posts
  • Are you ready for the ESG revolution?

“I think empathy is really important, and I think only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential.” – Jane Goodall quotes