18 Self-development & Business Books I Read in 2018

18 Self-development & Business Books I Read in 2018

I have always been a keen reader and eager to learn new things. That is why reading and nowadays also listening to books is one of my favorite ways to spent time.

For me, 2018 was the year, when I started to work for myself so many of my book choices were focused on the business and self-development side. All together I read 18 books related to those topics and all of them were good in their own way, so I listed them all along with a short description and link in case you are wondering what to read next.

8 Steps to setting better goals for 2019

8 Steps to setting better goals for 2019

A new year is just behind the corner, so many of us are already thinking about how to improve our lives and businesses in 2019. Unfortunately, our good intentions to change our lives are usually forgotten by February and we go back to live and work as we did before. That is why I think its important to take enough time for setting meaningful goals and planning how you can effectively achieve them.

In order for making this easier for you, I want to share the goal setting process I use with my coaching clients. It consists of eight steps:

3 typical mistakes in facilitating online meetings (and how to avoid them)

3 typical mistakes in facilitating online meetings (and how to avoid them)

While the amount of different tools for web conferencing is increasing, online meetings are replacing many of the interaction we used to have face-to-face. Unfortunately, our skills in facilitating online meetings does not always go hand-in-hand with this development.

Here are the three most common mistakes online facilitators do (me included) and how to avoid them.

One year later – How a coaching certification course changed my life

One year later – How a coaching certification course changed my life

Almost exactly a year ago I took my first coaching certification course and I can honestly say that it changed my life on many levels. In addition to learning a new skill and getting connected with like-minded people, I got sparkle for doing coaching for real and to turn it into a profession.

Since some of you might be considering in adding coaching to your skillset or even making it as a profession, I wanted to share my experiences and thoughts about my coaching certification now one year later.

6 Characteristics of a Valuable Feedback Giver

6 Characteristics of a Valuable Feedback Giver

Collecting feedback is one of the most crucial steps in evaluating and developing new ideas. Still, not all feedback is trustworthy or useful. Everyone evaluates the idea from his or her own perspective and has different beliefs, emotions, and opinions regarding it. That is why you want to ask for feedback from several people that have the capability to push you forward. But how do you recognize the right kind of people that can bring value with their opinions? Here is a list of six characteristics you should take into consideration: