Have You Hit Your Leadership Ceiling?

By Achim Nowak

Have you hit a leadership ceiling in your career? Experiment with new micro-behaviors. They will change people’s perception of who you are.
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7 Blind Spots That Will DERAIL Your Career

Written by Achim Nowak

You don’t mean to piss people off. You just can’t help yourself. Healing begins the moment we make our blind spots visible. Let’s go!
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Have You Hit Your Leadership Ceiling?

Written by Achim Nowak

Have you hit a leadership ceiling in your career? Experiment with new micro-behaviors. They will change people’s perception of who you are.
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The Beauty of Power Sprints

Written by Achim Nowak

Time and personal energy. How we harness these 2 factors exponentially impacts the quality of every effort. Let us deploy them with impeccable intention, please.
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4 VERY Annoying People. Be Prepared

Written by Achim Nowak

Annoying people will show up at every stage of your career. Guaranteed. There are ways of being prepared. Responding differently. Be ready.
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How To NOT Be A Brilliant Jerk

Written by Achim Nowak

Brilliant thinking can be a beautiful thing. Being a jerk never is. More often than not, these behaviors go hand-in-hand. Let’s de-couple.
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Why HUNGER Trumps EXPERIENCE

Written by Achim Nowak

David Cole, former CEO of Honeywell, has no doubt. Hunger is worth more than experience, he asserts. Amen. Here’s why.
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Personal Chemistry Is NOT a Lucky Accident. Go Get Some.

Written by Achim Nowak

We don’t have personal chemistry with everyone. Successful folks, however, have more chemistry with more people. Here’s how you get some!
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You, Too, Can Be A NEPO BABY!

Written by Achim Nowak

No, you’re not the child of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. You have not won an Academy Award. But the same NEPO playbook applies to you!
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Stop Being a LAZY Communicator, Please!

Written by Achim Nowak

We worship at the altar of efficiency. Efficiency in communication is a gift. Over-efficiency, however, may lead us to miss color, nuance, context. Don’t!
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Are You Helping or Micro-Managing?

Written by Achim Nowak

You love to help. You hate being micromanaged. How do you ensure that your own helping instincts don’t become micromanagement?
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The Gifts of Succinctness

Written by Achim Nowak

In film and in social media, every communication is edited before we receive it. In an everyday person-to-person chat, you and I are our own editors. Edit well, please.
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The Line Between TOO OFTEN and NOT ENOUGH

Written by Achim Nowak

You long to be a relevant influence at the Executive Team. Don’t want to be the jerk who talks too often. Where’s the line between too often and not enough?
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The Zelenskyy Files

Written by Achim Nowak

He wasn’t supposed to be a great leader. Turns out, Zelenskyy is. What leaders everywhere can learn from Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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Lean Into CONFLICT a Little More, OK?

Written by Achim Nowak

Avoiding conflict gets us the illusion that we get along with everyone. It also fuels a lot of inner rage. Why not lean into conflict a little more?
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Is Your ACTIVE Listening ACTIVE Enough?

Written by Achim Nowak

We stop talking, validate, paraphrase. Think again. Mature Active Listening involves a heck of lot more than that.
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Social Power Is Real. Play With It WELL.

Written by Achim Nowak

Our impact in the world is diminished when we don’t understand personal power. Ours, and that of others. Learn the hidden language of power. Speak it well.
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What Happens When We FEEL Into Things

Written by Achim Nowak

Feelings can be annoying. Overwhelming. They are a crucial source of information. Ignore them at your own peril.
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Exceptional Communicators REFRAME A Conversation. Often.

Written by Achim Nowak

Reframing is the powerful art of shifting a conversation. Exceptional reframers do it imperceptibly. THAT is true conversational authority.
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It’s OK To Say I, Not WE. Really!

Written by Achim Nowak

Humbly own your perspective. Your accomplishments. Claiming them doesn’t make you a narcissist. NOT owning them does not serve anyone.
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6 Keys to Being a Better Collaborator

Written by Achim Nowak

We worship at the altar of collaboration. When it works, magic happens. It only works, however, with a measure of sophisticated skill.
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