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Ending good – Starting great

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Although this post is published a bid late I still value to share it with you. Since a very long time I stopped of thinking about making New Years resolutions, because unlike many people I could never see anticipated changes coming to life which were based on such short lived thoughts. Today I can say the only resolution that worked for me to not make them anymore. This led me to make changes when they were needed and I simply call them Resolutions On Demand.

This time New Year was right in the middle of a week so many took that opportunity by investing 2-3 more days to get nearly 10 days off. That also gave me the chance of 6 continuous days of freedom as my clients too enjoyed such an extended week. I decided to use this time given Read the rest of this entry »

To speak or Not to speak – that is No More the question!

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Who doesn’t know the opening phrase of Hamlet Nunnery Scene “To be, or not to be, that is the question …”. I like to borrow that same phrase for this post as it fits perfectly into my own life drama. In my recent blog entry I wrote of a particular moment of my private life. It tells in short a very special experience I’ve made that even today after more than 20 years it doesn’t want to go away easily. That case is so daunting and unbelievable that makes it difficult to tell – but I must.
The 50minCoach Blog is my business blog that deals with topics related to my coaching and mentoring work. So why am I sharing private matters here? First of all I Read the rest of this entry »

Running saved and still saves my live

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It’s being a great 15 weeks. On my 62nd birthday I decided to run again as I felt it unbearable not to. Without going into details, NOT running is creating all that today is experienced by NON active citizens – especially when they get older.

A short look back. 24 years ago I and my family lost literally everything – our wealth of not less than a million dollar and the company I had built over the past years. How? A Swiss rogue group even comprising of local government employees hijacked a new and innovative service I opened to help the economy minimize losses through addiction at the workplace. This group has acted not only very Read the rest of this entry »

What is Communication

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Ask people to give you a definition of “what is Communication”. And I am sure there are many views. But most of, I believe those are incomplete. So here my question to you; “What is Communication to you?” (leave me your view below). Most would probably answer; Is it [a] to be able to speak so people can understand you? [b] to know a bunch of good words and their usage? [c] being able to write a good business letter? [d] reading an article and understand what you read or [e] listening well and understand. We could say all of them are right. Anything else  missing? How about “the ability to respond!”

Let me explain. We have all the modern and mobile technology at hand that eases our ability to interact  with others. Yet, people do not bother to reply. I remember when eMail came Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Eddie (@50minCoach)

19. June 2014 at 6:48 am

Seven Survival Skills

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What is your take on innovation? Do you leave it to others because you think there is nothing you could innovate? If your answer is Yes, I urge you to watch this video by Tony Wagner – others can/should also take their time to enjoy the talk. Tony highlights seven skills factors that anyone should have, kind of a survival kit.

Being myself in Communication, it strikes me again and again, and yes I agree with Tony, how incapable not only today’s young people have become in expressing themselves – written or oral. Here a quote on effective oral and written communication we all should keep as a bookmark handy:

“The biggest skill people are missing is the ability to communicate: both written and oral presentations. It’s a huge problem for us.”
Annmarie Neal, Vice President for Talent Management at Cisco Systems

Written by Eddie (@50minCoach)

11. June 2014 at 6:34 am

Capital in the 21st Century

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Reading the CNN Edition – How to become super, super wealthy (by John MacIntosh). He wrote about a book by the author Tom Piketty that caused a predictable stir among the pro-equality set because the author is a French economist with the gall to propose a global tax on wealth. But putting aside this naïve, socialist claptrap, the book is a veritable treasure trove of advice on getting into (or staying in) the top 1%.

Here the quote that says it all:

The book confirms what you already know firsthand: The rich are getting richer; the really rich are getting really richer; capital is hot; labor is not.

The obvious implication is that you must find a job where the distinction between capital and labor is blurry. A job where you can take a slice off the top by getting paid as if you owned a piece of action even though you don’t. Because without some capital working on your behalf, no amount of even the hardest and most skillful labor will get you anywhere near the top. (How many doctors or engineers join the country club these days? Virtually none.)

Written by Eddie (@50minCoach)

10. June 2014 at 4:21 am

The shaping of a Leader

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My friend Cheryl Zwarkowski who completed here fifth Bad Water race across Death Valley in California, USA over a distance of 135 miles, wrote in a post: “… we got through a couple valleys “out there” – this made me think.

Looking at my own experience in Long Distance Running and my life under duress, I would interpret Cheryl’s statement as such: “The valleys are numerous. Either physical shaped by nature that created the mountains. Then the Emotional valleys are the ups and downs of our feelings coming from the elements like weather and climate we are exposed to. Our physic is also experiencing the passing through valleys as the long duration of strains is challenging our muscle, skeletal and cardiovascular system. And last but not least our mind and the physiognomy has constantly to prove it’s toughness not to give up. If we manage to overcome all those valleys at the same time, we have proven our high level of capacity we bear in us. I sum It usually into the simple word of “Mental Endurance“.  The ability not to give up as soon we face a challenge.

Question: How can Corporations build “Mental Endurance” for their key staff?

Written by Eddie (@50minCoach)

18. July 2013 at 5:30 pm

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