When I received a newsletter from Barcelona für Deutsche (Barcelona for Germans) the other day I got a shock!
Oh no, I thought, how can I fail so miserably?
In September 2013 an interview with me was published on the website of Barcelona für Deutsche. They do random interviews with German entrepreneurs living and working in Spain. It’s . . . → Read More: When You Fail Run The Extra Mile
For 3,013 days at KPMG, the global advisory firm, my biggest enemy wasn’t my suit. For 3,013 days my biggest enemy wasn’t my tie. And for 3,013 days not even the baloney bingo we played every single day was my biggest enemy. For 3,013 days my biggest enemy was… the meeting!
Together, in a highly energetic workshop . . . → Read More: Kill The Meeting, Do Workshops
For my two-day public speaking seminars I have participants send me a slide presentation one week before the training. Seeing is believing – that’s why I work on alternative slides at home, which I show them once they’ve finished their presentations.
Often their last slide says Q&A. I replace it by something else, mostly repeating the starting . . . → Read More: Never Questions, Never Answers
The other day, I was strolling through Galeria Kaufhof, a mega department store at Berlin’s busy Alexanderplatz. I needed some training gear. I’d just purchased Blu-Tack and moderation cards when I received a reminder mail by the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
S***, I thought. I’d forgotten about their President’s Lecture. Bill Roedy was about to speak on . . . → Read More: The Day I Met Bill Roedy
In PlusPlus – Patterns for Better Communication I talk about the content booster “uneven numbers”. The idea behind is that round numbers, for me, can never get rid of that tiny little trace of doubt.
Last fiscal year, in our department we had revenues of $ 2,000,000.
Now imagine the same statement with a slightly different number.
Last . . . → Read More: Why McLaren Is Definitely Right