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...

22 Jul 2021

The #1 post-Covid Challenge for Professional Women Article
The pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the poorest and most fragile parts of the global population, but it is also a personal tragedy for many and a major disruption for everybody, even those in the most privileged situations. How disruptions specifically affect the working population varies in different sectors and professions, but it always creates stress and fatigue...

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...

13 May 2021

Grooa: Working Outdoors image
How it benefits companies and employees We've all seen the studies that getting outdoors is a boost for our mental and physical health; microbes in the soil improve our moods as we garden, ocean spray increases our energy levels, time in the forest lowers blood pressure. What is it about being in nature that affects our well-being? Why do we feel calmer, more clearheaded, and rejuvenat...

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

Grooa featured image for the article "Most business women sabotage their success via poor networking, do you?"
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...

26 Mar 2021

Grooa Article Why are online meetings exhausting? What can we do about it?
One year into the pandemic, it is safe to assume that most of us have used online meeting platforms in some way or the other. It is useful beyond words. It has helped us stay employed, ensured continued learning, and most importantly helped us keep our sanity by providing us an option to interact with our loved ones when we could not physically meet them. For some people, this arrangemen...

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...