Good intentions, ego and other hazards for operational and strategic impact

Impact is at the core of engageSPARK. Sometimes we're very outspoken about it, at other times the topic more in the background of a busy day, but it's always there. After all, having an impact is the point.

Recently, I've had fruitful discussions with colleagues and friends. I thought it's …

Dear future self: Get a standing desk

Standing desk + chair, that works for me. Somehow, I've forgotten.

I've been working at a standing desk before, in Berlin. Mmh, that's not all of it: In Berlin I haven't worked at any single place at all. I've been moving all the time. From dropping into a chair to a …

Stehaufmännchen: Be a weeble, not a pillar

I've been thinking about self-discipline and failing at it. About dealing with disappointment and managing moodiness that arises out of it. And I realized I can't be a pillar. It's probably not a good idea anyway.

Pillars stand strong and tall. Being a pillar …

Eat Your Frogs Early and Often

On a plate full of French delicacies—oysters, crepes, cheese, truffles—it's the frog that stares at you. And it's not letting you go, either. It just sits there on the plate. Staring. Maybe eat some cheese first? Drink some wine? The frog, yes, of course, gotta try! But later …

A Place for Memories

tl;dr Two stories about giving memories living quarters in your mind, and how this technique helped me in putting hurtful memories to rest.

All our life we accumulate stuff we don't need. Declutter is en vogue: Get rid of that stuff! In the same way, we also accumulate memories …