16 Dec 2020

Grooa Newsletter December
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 while s...

18 Nov 2020

Grooa Newsletter November
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 while en...

26 Feb 2017

secret of influence grooa
Not everybody is skilled in providing constructive and respectful feedback. Even with the best of intentions, many managers are unable to give useful feedback without judging, patronizing, or somehow acting superior, while making the other person feel small. When faced with this type of “feedback” (which sounds like criticism), it is natural to feel bad, but we can learn to stay calm and...

26 Feb 2017

Grooa Mindful leadership Gym grooa
Companies like Google and Apple have long been using mindfulness training as a way to drive increased collaboration and creativity. Yet many business leaders are still skeptical about it. The prejudice might stem form a frequent confusion between therapeutic or spiritual practices of meditation and mindfulness on one side, and learning the Skills of Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership on ...

30 Aug 2016

Female Leadership Grooa
Extensive studies show that women across all countries have significantly lower Self-Esteem than men. This is often reflected in a lower degree of Confidence: in spite of proven leadership effectiveness, many women still doubt their capabilities, which may affect their happiness and success. Fortunately, it is possible to increase both Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence. Find out about the...

30 Aug 2016

Grooa how to say no article
If you find it difficult to say NO to colleagues, friends, your boss, or family, you are probably juggling a lot of tasks at the moment! Since you are busy, I will keep this short: you may want to try the ”YES, AND... ?” approach. About 40% of my executive clients have confessed a strong dislike for saying NO to boss and peers, while they find it easier to say NO to subordinates. Anoth...

20 May 2016

Misplaced loyalty a common management bias
Gerda has just been promoted Head of Global Customer Service, replacing Miguel, who is leaving the Company. Gerda’s new team includes Service Manager Katrina. It is Performance Ratings time, and Miguel has rated Katrina “below expectations”, but has left before communicating his decision to Katrina. Gerda needs to take over the discussion and although she does not share Miguel’s conclusi...