Low & high Power Distance mismatches at the workplace

In my previous article I wrote about Hofstede’s first cultural dimension, the Power Distance (PDI). “As a definition, we can say that Power Distance (PDI) is the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organisations accept that power is distributed unequally. It doesn’t measure the culture’s objective, “real” power distribution, but rather…

Hofstede’s cultural dimensions – 1. Power Distance

Many companies are becoming more and more global these days. There are colleagues working together from even very far ends of the world, coming from very different cultures. Even though with respect and attention most of the cultural differences can be taken into consideration, it is absolutely worth to speak more in details about how…

Bearing stress – why is it easier for some people than for others?

We can say that stress is definitely part of the today’s modern life – unfortunately. However, we can see big differences in the stress bearing capability of the people. Some are heavily impacted even by the smallest impulse, some can take in a lot. Some people don’t even notice that they are living in constant…

Be more proactive, they say… All right, but why and how?

In the corporate world it has already become a default setting, that employees have to be proactive. There are hardly any job postings, where you cannot find proactivity in the requirements of an ideal future employee. When being on an interview, the candidates often say this feature as one of the positive things about themselves….

Career change articles’ compilation

Myself as well being a person who changed her career, I am happy to see that many others dare to be brave and make a big change in their lives. They quit their stable employee jobs – as they feel that it doesn’t motivate them any more – and create something that is their hearts’…

My personal story – Interview with Dóri in the Womagic Magazine

As a little girl, while playing with my Barbie dolls, I was not dreaming about becoming a coach when I grow up. For many years I was working in a completely different area, when one day it became absolutely clear for me that I needed to change. To coaching and training. But the universe didn’t…

The types of motivation and their importance

No matter whether we are talking about just work or life in general, motivation plays a key role in advancing in any areas, in improving ourselves and also in feeling happy and content of what we do on a regular basis. There is life without motivation, but I would say it is more like sitting…

A virtual training with India

In the past few months things have turned upside down, but this is no news to anyone around the globe. In the training business fundamental changes have happened. Previously I wrote my vision on the future of the training business, which included that the virtual sessions will gain a bigger chunk of the people development…

How to name you…? – the mess around the online training terminology

Webinar, e-learning, virtual training, virtual presentation, webcast, broadcast… Through Skype, Skype Broadcast, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Live – just to mention the ones I have been using so far. Sooo many determinations. As I experienced, companies are confused. Attendees are confused. Trainers are confused. I am confused too, to be completely honest. We all are….

The future of the training business

In the past weeks many people asked me about how the training business is under the current no-contact circumstances. The short answer is: it is completely on hold, I would say that it has ceased to exist. For a good while at least, for sure. The longer answer is more subtle though.   Goodbye past,…

Training in Eastern Europe

I have never been to Romania before. Which is already an interesting fact, given that I am Hungarian and it is a country just right next to us. What is even more interesting, is that I grew up on the eastern part of our country, just a stone-throw away from Romania, and still, no visiting…

The beauty of trainings around the world

It is never the same twice to deliver a training course. New places, new people, new companies. Topics, that bring out different things from different attendees. Group dynamics, which can be for the better or for the slightly less better for the interaction of the participants. Cultures, that provide the basis of the peoples’ interaction…

Coping techniques regarding the controlling people of our lives

In my previous article I wrote about the controlling people in the different areas of our lives. It is one thing to realise, that we are facing such situations from time to time, however, being in them leads to one obvious end result and action. We need to solve them. We need to manage these situations….

Is Home Office good or bad?

Nowadays more and more companies offer the possibility of Home Office (HO or Working from Home, WFH) to their employees. With this they can help the employees to have a more healthy work-life balance in an easier way which attract the talents to them. As a first impression, we can believe that WFH is something…

Changing yourself and your life – Why so painful?

Changing is a hard topic, really. Most of the times, we are so comfortable with our own routines, habits, work, maybe even with our own selves. But the real life is not about having everything the same way all the time. Life is about changing. Life is about evolving. Life is about learning. Learning about…

Helping others and accepting help

I meet more and more people in my life, who are eager to help others. Almost anyone at any time can turn to them, they are always there for them. They listen, give advices, offer help, find solution options. Even if these people can sometimes say no, they feel deep remorse. They feel guilty for…

Cross this bridge only when you get there!

Two of my dear friends inspired this article. We walked in a fantastic park and talked about the big things of life. How we are, how we are going to be, how we imagine our future, what we would like our future to look like, what we want to achieve. What I’ve noticed lately is…

My own five stress relief methods

No matter how much we like to spend our lives in peace, from time to time a stressful situation or period finds us. It is the same with me personally as well. What I consider important at such times first of all, is to be able to regain our calmness. And then, of course, drawing…

Expectations, that we should let go of

Expectations, or we can also say, ideas. In connection with someone or something. We don’t necessarily consciously expect those certain things to turn out the way they are in our head, that’s why we can call them ideas. A new situation may come into our life, that we think will be so bad. Then it…

As a trainer in Singapore – an experience report from me, to you :)

In May I also managed to expand my range of work with a global trainer position, which promises to be a very interesting challenge, learning and experience. I have to travel the globe, deliver soft skill development trainings for the company’s employees around the world. Doing all this as a member of a very experienced,…

Personal Trainer vs. Coach

As a coach, self-awareness and self-improvement is a big part of my life. However, besides the well-being of the soul and mind the well-being, level of fitness of the body is equally as important to me. My client, Daniel Kerekes is a personal trainer, who – from the opposite side – shares my opinion. You…

Avoidance and defence against the “a-holes”

I have already written about how to notice, when you are about to enter a dangerous situation, and when you are in one. Now let’s see what you can do when you realised that the situation is bad, let’s see how you can handle your dear a-hole. Avoiding techniques: Physical distancing – sit farther away…

How to notice when you are dealing with “a-holes”?

If we notice beforehand, or have a hunch that in a new workplace or in a new position there is a danger of working together with an a-hole, there are some ways how we can help ourselves. With the following techniques you can make sure whether this is the case or not. And if yes,…

Workplace conflicts with the “assholes”

First of all, I would like to come clean, that the strong expression used in the title is being used from the professional literature, it is not invented by me 🙂 Robert I. Sutton in his book called ‘The Asshole Survival Guide’ uses this expression for those people at workplaces whom we are happy to…

Are you success-oriented or a failure-avoider?

Everyone’s life is full of challenges, difficulties, things to resolve, new situations in which we need to step up. you can hear many times, that “Come on, only your attitude matters…!”. In my opinion it is true, however what happens if not only the attitude is the obstacle for someone to take these challenges easily?…

The Three Graces: self-evaluation, self-esteem, self-confidence

The topic of self-evaluation, self-esteem, self-confidence is evergreen. But really. Who can have all the three of them at the maximum of the healthy level? If you know anyone like this, please give me their contact, as I would love to have a good chat with them. Or maybe various good chats, actually 🙂 I…

Tips for managing the Extreme Narcissistic people

Since my last article was posted on my page, I have been speaking about this topic with several friends of mine. It helped many of them to understand their own selves, the people around them, maybe even their partner. However, they also asked that in case they are facing an Extreme Narcissistic person, how can…

Narcissistic…? OMG…

When you hear the word narcissistic, you might see a self-obsessed, arrogant person in front of you who tends to step over others for their own good. Seeing this, you start to pack your things and run away for good… What if someone told us that we are one? Maybe we run to the nearest…