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7 Simple Empowerment Hacks

I have been away from this blog for a while. One of the reasons was that I was in the final rounds of writing a book together with Shirly Ronen-Harel (author of “Agile Kids”):  “The Coaching Booster – Coaching with

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Off Topic Or Not? Rethink Homelessness

As you may have guessed, I am taking care of this blog from a stable comfort zone: I have a good job and my family and I have a nice home. It is quite easy to write about things like

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Do You Practice Ekoy-Akop?

The Lean term “ekoy-akop” can be roughly translated to “foolish process.” It is very old — so ancient that both for a modern Japanese and a Westerner it does not even sound right — and you cannot find it in

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Result orientation considered harmful

Suppose you want to teach a child how to ride a bicycle. You give a bike to the child and tell it to drive. The goal is clear: a smooth ride. So you do not give any hints how the

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Can you improve how you ask for help?

Exercise 11: Review your answers to the last exercise. Are conditions missing? Which condition could you drop by compensating with the other two? The three conditions for requests have also another function. After identifying why your need is justified and

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