22. October 2013
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The ups and downs of working from home

FreedoChange + responsibilitym of choice of working hours was one of the most important factors in my decision to be self employed. I’m a night owl and always hated to get up early for work. So I immediately started to work at night hours and extended those hours every day until I suddenly noticed the sun was rising, and that it didn’t make sense at all what I was doing. My clients sleep at night and they were working while I was sleeping. So I had to adept my own rhythm to the habits of my clients at least a bit.

I also had to admit that I was not as productive at night as I thought I would be, because naturally I became tired. So after some weeks of feeling absolute freedom Continue Reading →

9. September 2013
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True story of a woman in business – interviews around the globe – No.3

Logo klein -arabisch neuBettina*, 47, born and living in Berlin/Germany

Project manager in a company for project steering in the construction sector

Bettina, you have many years of experience in working with men. Do you see a difference in working with men or women?

Men do not expound the problems of something. The often have excuses. It doesn’t matter whether you are their colleague or their boss. Men need structure and control. You have to control everything they do, not because they have no idea of Continue Reading →

6. September 2013
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How to overcome fears on your way to be an etrepreneur.

FearI really like the graphic below because that’s what I personally went through while becoming an entrepreneur. I was literally worried about ALL those things!

I noticed that I was surrounded by 2 types of people: the ones who were even more worried about my future than me, like family and some friends, and the ones who also knew me from a professional environment like colleagues, business partners, my trainer coach and some more friends.

I figured out that several people just projected their own fears on my situation Continue Reading →

29. August 2013
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How to improve as a leader through staff satisfaction survey

surveySome years ago when I was still quite new and unexperienced in my position as a manager, my boss suggested me to carry out an anonymous staff satisfaction survey to evaluate my personal leadership qualities. By then I was responsable for around 60 people, among them were five team leaders who should be the ones to judge on my abilities.

I knew there were tensions between me an my team and I didn’t quite understand which were the reasons behind. So I was incredibly worried and Continue Reading →