The Line Between Thinking and Over-Thinking

By Achim Nowak

Consciousness, Thought, Constructing a Message, Speaking. It all happens at lightning speed. Manage the speed well.
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Do You Appreciate UP?

Written by Achim Nowak

Are you one of those folks who doles out appreciation to anyone but folks in power? Because you don’t want to be a “suck-up?” Think again.
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Why COMPETENCE Gets You Only So Far

Written by Achim Nowak

You’re highly competent. Many say exceptional. Yet some of your less competent colleagues seem to advance faster. This might be why!
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5 Ways Of Directing Your Impatience Well

Written by Achim Nowak

Patience is a virtue, they say. So is impatience, at its finest. Celebrate a bit of your impatience and direct it well!
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Stop Being FAKE-OPENMINDED, Please!

Written by Achim Nowak

They told you it’s great to be openminded. If something is non-negotiable, however, don’t pretend that it is. Period.
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The Gifts of the Professional Good-Bye

Written by Achim Nowak

“Farewell. “A beautiful word. Great song by Rihanna. Saying farewell is also a potent milestone in our professional lives. Show up for your Farewells!
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The Art of the ANTI-WOW

Written by Achim Nowak

The moment we relinquish any desire to wow others, a true wow becomes possible. A wow that is fueled by effortlessness and our faith in the unfolding.
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Will You Please Just RELAX?

Written by Achim Nowak

Just when it matters most, you get anxious. Tight. So how DO we relax when the stakes are really high?
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Wait a Minute – I’m Supposed to Collaborate With YOU?

Written by Achim Nowak

Collaborating with others is a workplace sacred cow. More often than not, collaborations sucks. What can you do to make them suck less?
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Here’s How You Have CHEMISTRY With More Folks

Written by Achim Nowak

Personal chemistry exponentially accelerates personal success. And popular notions not withstanding - chemistry is NOT a lucky accident.
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The Waterfall Effect (or the Delicate Art of Creating Alignment)

Written by Achim Nowak

Don’t assault me with your ideas. Don’t suffocate me with your enthusiasm. Slow down a little, please. Let me breathe with you.
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Do You Have CREDIBILITY?

Written by Achim Nowak

Credibility. Without it, it is near impossible to have sustained impact in business and life. Be clear about what credibility is.
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How Ambitious Are You, Really?

Written by Achim Nowak

In an era where everything about our relationship to work is up for grabs, what are your work ambitions? How do you define professional success?
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In Defense of Longer Meetings

Written by Achim Nowak

Have longer meetings? Really? Isn’t that insane when we have too many meetings already? Consider what business thinkers David Komlos and David Benjamin have to say on the matter.
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Don’t Dismiss Me, Please.

Written by Achim Nowak

Have a professional disagreement? Don’t skirt it, avoid it, dismiss it, silence it. Face it head on. Respectfully.
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4 Reasons Why You May Wanna SHUT Up.

Written by Achim Nowak

Habitual silence gets you nothing. Neither does talking too much. Do you know when it’s time to shut up?
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How To Navigate Time When There Is Never Enough

Written by Achim Nowak

Forget about basic time management. Strategy guru Michael Porter tracked the time habits of 27 mega-successful CEOs. Here’s what they know.
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Why Is COLLABORATION So Friggin’ Hard?

Written by Achim Nowak

They want you to be a great collaborator. You think “Wait a minute, they want me to collaborate with this idiot?” Here are some tips.
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Here’s How You Get Them to Stay.

Written by Achim Nowak

They call it “The Great Resignation.” The Year of Quitting. It will take a lot more than money to entice good talent to stay.
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My Un-Resolution Manifesto

Written by Achim Nowak

Let us stop the resolutions insanity. Let us better understand why we set personal goals. For anything. Then, let’s act.
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My 3 Favorite HOLIDAY Questions

Written by Achim Nowak

Make it a quiet holiday break. Savor the people you love. And please, sneak in some reflection time!
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