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These are some work related learnings and bits of 'wisdom' which I have picked up along the way. These are based on exchanges with friends, learned while traveling or based on day to day experiences at work. I hope they may also be of use to you.
This is one that I am working on to this day. It is all too easy to fall into the ego trap of thinking seriousness is a virtue. The cultures I have primarily lived in are on the serious side of the spectrum.
Besides the obvious fact that our personal relationships, our health and general well-being are much more important 'life KPI's', being too close to what happens at work leads to stress
My second startup, dejawoo, was seed funded and deeply influenced by Dr. Erbeldinger and his team of consultants at Partake AG in Berlin. This was my first deep dive into the world of Design Thinking.
To be honest, I must admit I am not proud of how I have sometimes treated loved ones while being stressed at work. It shocked me to realize, that I would never be as snappy or judgmental towards my manager or my colleagues
A few years ago I did a Scrum Master certification. Besides the obvious benefits of being able to support the Scrum framework, it has also had a strong impact on my business relationships.
I am writing this blog to share the best learnings and ideas I have had, related to work and business. Some of these were painful, so I hope you won’t have to make the same mistakes. Others were “aha” moments, which have made it easier and more enjoyable, to do my work well.