The COMM:PAKT question of the week: Do you have what it takes to survive and thrive in pandemic times? develop a plan to protect your career and then actually take those 1st stepstalk to yourself with compassion, be your own best friend, not worst criticWFH (work from home) burnout is real: go for a walkBored … Continue reading Survive & Thrive
The COMM:PAKT question of the week: How do you deal with difficult people? Only a few weeks ago we had a really interesting conversation with one of our clients about the DiSC model. It shows us four different colours (green, red, blue and yellow) and to each colour, we can assign certain qualities and characteristics. … Continue reading Knowing your counterpart’s colour
The COMM:PAKT question of the week: What's hindering your productivity? We've all succumbed to procrastination at some time; prioritising window cleaning over filling out a tax declaration form, or simply thinking " I'll do it tomorrow, I can't be bothered today". During the pandemic, we have all been made to spend more time at home. … Continue reading Never enough time or too much time
The COMM:PAKT advise of the week: Focus on the satisfiables! There are direct reports, clients and stake holders who are nearly impossible to satisfy. How often, despite the huge amount of effort involved, we do our utmost to satisfy them anyway. Because that can become addictive. It can also help us elevate our standards to … Continue reading Satisfying the unsatisfiables
The COMM:PAKT advise of the week: Enjoy the journey! Something that stuck in my mind when I read a chapter of Tal Ben-Shahar’s book The Pursuit of Perfect was that the Perfectionist cannot enjoy the here and now because they are too focused on the goal. According to Ben-Shahar, the only thing that matters is … Continue reading The Perfect Journey
The COMM:PAKT announcement of the month: THE WORLD HAS CHANGED! Where does our true superiority now lie? Human intelligenceHuman friendliness Cooperation, collaboration and community create a sense of possibility that can go a long way. That doesn’t make it easier, but it’s our best way out of this mess.
The COMM:PAKT answer to that question: That really depends. If you mean, “Is everything going to be the way it was and the way I would really truly like it to be?” then hey, the answer is no. The answer to that question is always no and it always has been no. If you mean, “Is … Continue reading Is everything going to work out just fine in the end?
The COMM:PAKT message of the week: Be proud of yourself! Today I handed in my two term papers I had worked on the last couple of weeks. It was an exhausting time – reading and writing from morning ‘til evening, having no real breaks or weekends in between. But today, finally, I send them off. … Continue reading Be Proud of Yourself
The COMM:PAKT tip of the week: Treat it like avocado time! You know how some anecdotes stick in your mind and pop up at specific moments, for me this one pops up when I'm leading group sessions: the perfect avocado challenge. Those of you who are avocado lovers already know the dilemma: from too hard … Continue reading The Perfect Avocado Challenge
The COMM:PAKT questions of the week: Are you dealing with change? How’s it going for you? Since COVID-19, the one thing we all have in common is having to deal with change. However, change can take many forms and the time it takes for an individual to reach the level of acceptance varies. An unforeseen … Continue reading The Five Universal Stages of Grief