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Speaking in German as an Irishman
More than 100 years ago, American author Mark Twain said: “Life is too short to speak German”…
I’m from Ireland and moved to Germany in 2003. I quickly developed a taste for the finer things in life, Germany had to offer: beer, sausage and sauerkraut. It soon became clear that I should learn some German soon if I wanted to have food on the table or clothes in my wardrobe. It was difficult, very difficult…
The ultimate guide to designing a 5-star change journey
Hospitality managers, don’t miss this article ! You would probably be glad to be able to offer a 5- star level experience for impacted stakeholders so that they undergo an amazing and memorable change journey.
What does a 5-star experience look like? Let’s learn from what a 5- stars hotel does and mimic the process of creating a 5-star experience for impacted employees.
Nine Obstacles to Finding the Right Executive Coach
Choosing an Executive Coach is one of the key tasks many leaders will cross at some point during their careers. Some leaders go to great lengths to avoid it. Others delegate this to HR or to their line manager. And despite all good efforts, it happens all the time: We choose the wrong coach for our own development.
Stress victim or stress hacker
According to the WHO, almost one in ten people worldwide suffer from depression or severe anxiety. Approximately 13% of all sick days can be attributed to mental illness, their share almost doubled between 2000 and 2013 . But can’t we see stress and anxiety as a stimulus for personal (self-)development? If we learn to hack the stress on a physical level?
A flower for each MBTI profile.
Now that Winter is giving way to Spring and the trees are beginning to bud, it may be time to think about our personal Growth. The MBTI offers a flexible framework for lifelong development as well as powerful metaphors to let our personality flourish. If you were a plant, what plant type would you be?
International Women’s Day paves the way
International Women’s Day (now a pubic holiday in Berlin), numerous debates about closing the gender gap, quota for women in management… Never before had the awareness about the unbalanced treatment between men and women in western societies been so strong.
Leverage cultural differerences & boost your intercultural relations
At Cambiana, we encourage multiculturalism as we deeply believe in the power of diversity. In many projects requiring high intercultural competence, we have been supporting the work of our trainers by using CultureConnector: a web-based platform with cultural assessment and a knowledge database on 80 countries that helps enhancing business effectiveness, individual performance and team development across cultures.
Business is a comedy!
Great leaders have a presence you will never forget. In this respect, being on stage as a comedian certainly is one of the best leadership schools. Find out why exactly in this article by our Comedy expert Mel Kelly.
The power of love in business – Love to lead, lead with love
“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” Lord Byron.
There are so many beautiful and powerful quotes about LOVE – Quotes of love and compassion, love and grandeur, love and beauty. On Valentine Day today, we started to talk at Cambiana about the power of love in business, love and success, love and leadership. Want to read more about The Power of Love in Business & Lead with Love?
Disco, diversity & managing change
Diversity is one of our core values at Cambiana. As a multicultural team, we know from experience that diverse teams have the potential to bring the highest levels of performance, innovation and resilience to their organization. In fact, the more an organization welcomes and integrates all forms of diversity, the more differentiation there will be in perspectives at work, which provides a powerful framework to build talent and foster change. More about Diversity and Change…
BERLIN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
We are proud to announce the launch of our Cambiana Leadership Program in Berlin this Spring. Want to make a difference through your leadership practice?
STRENGTHEN YOUR CORPORATE LEADERSHIP STANDARDS WITH OUR IN-HOUSE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
In addition to establishing a strong leadership culture, in-house programs bring great benefits to your organization and leaders: bonding, trust, knowledge-sharing and alignment with your corporate values and cultural standards of behavior.
THE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ON MANAGING AGILE CHANGES
What actually happens in organizations in terms of how people experience agile changes? Most organizations experience this as a series of multiple initiatives going on, all iterating at the same time…
WHAT’S YOUR MBTI TYPE HOLIDAY?
Thanks to The Myers-Briggs Company for this fun presentation of how different personality types like to spend their Christmas break! What is your favorite way to spend the holidays?
HOW TO UNDERGO & MANAGE CHANGE USING BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES
Are you constantly facing a multitude of different changes at the same time? How might you apply buddhist philosophy to these changes? You can start by building awareness within yourself and your employees.
TODAY’S MUNICH LEADERS – WHAT OUR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TELLS
We launched this autumn a powerful and modern series of face-to-face workshops and online modules for everyone who wants to reach the next step in leadership performance.
The Winter 2019 session is sold out. We are now opening registrations for the Spring session, starting next May. Want to make a difference in 2019?
HOW TO TELL CHANGE STORIES
CHRISTMAS, HAPPINESS & PERSONALITY
December 25th is getting closer! How do you experience the last two weeks before Christmas? And what do you intend to do for Christmas?Does personality play a role in how we perceive our Christmas activities? And if yes, which one?
We are happy to share with you today some interesting findings about how different personality types view and spend their time at Christmas.
DIGITAL EXPERIENCE – BEHIND THE SCENES
ENGAGE YOUR CHANGE LEADERS
CAMBIANAS NEW OFFER FOR TEAM PERFORMANCE
Discover Cambiana’s new offer for Team Performance: innovative workshop modules to unleash the power of your teams and boost your international collaborations.
We now have a new and improved page for Team Performance which shows our tailor made workshops even better.
HOW TO ENERGIZE YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE
The summer break is often a good time to think about what matters to us and how we balance our work and private life.
With increasing pressure for performance and technologies that enable us to work around the clock, work-life balance has been a hot topic for years now. And so, we should protect our private life and give it enough space, time and energy to keep things in balance.
HOW TO LEARN LIKE A 2-YEAR-OLD
Another beautiful day at the beach relaxing and reading. As the sun starts going down and you are heading towards the boardwalk, you notice a small group of children playing on the side. One of them, a little girl, maybe two and a half years old, is trying to get on to a three-wheeled scooter. The other kids are scootering freely on the side. Even though the toddler is going awry, getting stuck on a sand heap and falling over, she is starting again and again. And after a little while, you notice the progress and the big smile on her face…
THE POWER OF PERSONALITY
In times when change, digital transformation and globalization have become daily topics, there is a strong emphasis on drawing upon our creativity and innovative strengths to find solutions to the new problems that arise.
Drawing on these trends, the innovation capability is now celebrated in our private and professional lives, at individual and organizational level, as a key success factor. But what is exactly innovation and what is it made of?
RELEASE THE POWER OF YOUR SELF-AWARENESS
From ancient Greece philosophy to modern psychology, knowing who we are and understanding our own inner world has been playing a key role in bringing human beings to a stage of personal growth.
Defined by psychologist Daniel Goleman as “knowing one’s internal states, preference, resources and intuitions”, self-awareness helps us, in a non-judgmental way, to acknowledge, understand and monitor our thoughts and emotions as they arise.
Thus, releasing the power of our self-awareness is essential to start our personal development journey.
CAMBIANA BECOMES BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR ITTI & TLI-360 – THE POWER OF TRUST
In our experience, successful teams and leaders share one secret ingredient: trust. Whatever the focus – team effectiveness, leadership performance or talent development – trust is the nucleous that binds people together and enables growth.
We found that WorldWork® had developed unique products to identify, measure and leverage trust in all kinds of work relationships – with team members, peers and leaders. Building on years of experience using their tools, we are proud to officially start a close partnership as Brand Ambassador for the WorldWork® Trust Indicators.
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