“He has still not answered my email”, “She again criticized my idea during the conference call”, “Why I am not invited to this meeting?”… Often, our emotions will ride very high, very quickly: sadness, fear, angriness, hatred and grudge.
What happens then? Generally, we react while stilling being submerged by emotions (often not felt consciously): the angry reply with n+1 and n+2 in copy, withholding information, cutting communication, even wishing to quit one’s job or a bit of “sabotage”… Good bye efficacy, productivity and professionalism… Continue reading →
Fewer ingredients are better, right? At least a new Nutella ad wants us to believe that. “It’s 7 ingredients, and that’s it. Our recipe does not contain colorants nor preservatives. It’s this quality that makes Nutella so good. ” Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Continue reading →
What a shame! Thanks to a recent Nutella advertisement in France I learn that “Nutella has its fair place at breakfast, as part of a balanced diet.” What? I may have misread? I admit, my eyesight is getting worse… OK, I read the advertisement again… and still, it’s indeed written word by word… Continue reading →
The Finance Director is firm: “No, this is far too expensive, impossible to authorize this purchase! “. The Marketing Director argues: “But this investment is very important! Our product will be even more appealing and interesting! »… A typical discussion in a management committee… Continue reading →
How many times, after disappointments and – what we label – failures, do we throw everything (including ourselves) in the waste bin or actually give up? A professional project not taking off quite yet, repeating mismatches in romantic relationships, eternal attempt to get physically in shape… Well, what if children could give us an extraordinarily inspiring life lesson when it comes to believing in ourselves and persevere in our ventures? Continue reading →
Adapting new lifestyles, removing unhealthy food items for our diet, sticking to healthy choices over time, integrating them in our daily routines, – all rather straight forward – and still, most of us, never get there. We find all the (wrong) reasons and excuses for staying put where we are. Hence, are we really ready for change? Continue reading →