Drop the script.
About Achim Nowak
Posts by Achim Nowak:
Work is really about energy, but we often miss this aspect.
Death by meeting is an extremely real, very brutal thing. How do we fix it, though?
You know you’re smart. You know on any given day you’re able to figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is going on strike. Can’t process another piece of information. Can’t look at one more spread-sheet. Can’t listen to one more scintillating idea. Mental fatigue. Shut-down. Brain-dead. In an article titled “The […]
The pressure is brutal. To know, to have answers, to offer fresh ideas. Chances are, you have been hired for your job to offer insight and solutions. I love the moment when I know. When I have no doubt, when the next right action is crystal-clear. The moment when I don’t know, however, tends to […]
Every aspect of work flows better when our relationships work. Let’s make this the year of elevated business relationships! Classic wisdom is that if we desire stronger relationships, we need to spend more time with folks. If you don’t have more time to spend, use language that accelerates connection. This works best in person. It […]
You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December and a new year. End of year reports. Gift shopping. Office parties. And all the regular obligations. Yes, our adrenaline is likely to go on mad overdrive. You get a break at the holidays but […]
It is so simple. You want to advance the discourse in a conversation? OFFER OPTIONS. Yes, simple. OFFERING OPTIONS works in absolutely every context, every relationship, over every hurdle. If it is so simple, why don’t we do it all the time? When we get “plugged into” a conversation, we have a strong yearning to […]
One of my guilty pleasures is the TV show The Amazing Race. Years back I nearly become a contestant on it. As I watch The Amazing Race now I wonder, what the heck was I thinking? It is a hyper-pressure show. A thrilling metaphor for how we succeed or fail in the game of life. Teams […]
I like to talk. I have been known to over-talk. This is what happens when I go to the dark side. I have a strong point of view and I will let you know. And darn it, sometimes you don’t respond. My unchecked instinct is to keep talking UNTIL YOU DO! The more I talk, […]