26 Jul 2021

Newsletter July 2021
I had a rather nasty flu lately, lasting almost a week, and it got me to reflect about resilience. I started to think that perhaps, after staying put and being cautious throughout most of the pandemic, our built-in immunity against the common cold might have weakened. We may no longer be as physically resilient as we were a couple of years ago. Then I asked myself: how about emotio...

23 Jun 2021

Grooa Newsletter: seeds of thoughts - June 2021
I start to feel that there might finally and truly be some reliable and stable light at the end of the Covid tunnel. Do you? I know that we are not entirely "there" yet; and I also know that we have been through several ups and downs of hopes and disappointments, so that it is hard to imagine a future free of the contagion threat; hard, but not impossible. In fact, many start to take co...

25 May 2021

Grooa Newsletter: Leadership Trends - seeds for thoughts- may 2021
Have you ever wondered how you can create a climate of trust around you? Most people do. Especially in moments of change, for example when moving to a new job or joining a new team. And especially now with virtual and decentralised work. ESTABLISHING TRUST WHEN STARTING IN A NEW JOB I have recently been supporting the transition of some senior executives to C-suite level, in some cas...

26 Apr 2021

Grooa Newsletter: Leadership Trends - seeds for thoughts - april 2021
There are two subjects that always bring a flurry of thoughts in my head and this week it has become urgent that I say something about both. The two subjects are "time management" and "inclusion" and they are more interconnected than what you may think. So bear with me to discover the connection ... and hopefully find some useful tips for yourself. There will be a reward at the end, s...

06 Apr 2021

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The pandemic appears to have affected women more than men. It seems like the anxiety of an uncertain future has somehow triggered conservative fear-reactions that have pushed many women several years "back" in their journey towards equality. Concerns are being raised about the increased share of domestic chores that have disproportionately fallen onto women; as well as about the increas...

07 Mar 2021

Grooa Newsletter: Leadership Trends - seeds for thoughts - march 2021
Not given a Seat? Bring a Folding Chair! I recently found this quote on the UN-Women-Medium page: "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring your folding chair!" This was a famous phrase by Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the US Congress in 1968 and it was clearly addressed to women (she always declared to suffer more prejudice for being a woman than for bein...

10 Feb 2021

Grooa Newsletter: Leadership trends - seeds for thoughts - february 2021
The Steep Road of Courageous Inclusion How are you holding up these days? As policy makers go about renewing and extending contact restrictions, I find myself suspended in between a mild euphoria for the comfort of working from home and the heartbreaking longing for human contacts. It is a constant emotional rollercoaster that consumes energy, so that I get more easily fatigued and...

13 Jan 2021

Grooa Newsletter: Seeds for Thoughts - January 2021
Happy New Year! These first days of January have been quite rainy in our part of the world, but I am sticking to my personal new-year-resolution: to spend more walking time outside, no matter the weather. I am a stubbornly indoor person, but I have decided to stop making excuses and use the little private forest that surrounds our Grooa Academy Center; even if we are not open for client...

16 Dec 2020

Grooa Newsletter - December 2021
BRINGING SEEDS FOR THOUGHT TO YOU EVERY MONTH! As I am writing the last "bulletin" of this crazy year, I am thinking of the learning that I want to bring over to the next year. The pandemic is not over yet, so some things are not yet changing: We still need to apply all the patience, resilience and stamina that has supported us so far. We still need to focus on staying healthy ...

18 Nov 2020

Grooa Newsletter: November 2020
BRINGING SEEDS FOR THOUGHT TO YOU EVERY MONTH! I hope you are staying safe in these proving times. The Second Wave of Pandemic appears to be more proving than the first one. The First Wave was hard, but we learnt a lot. After the initial period of anxiety and fatigue, we managed to cope and we built resilience. Liberated from the obligation to commute, we felt more productive wh...