Category: Mindset

How can having a Starbucks LATTE with your team members can keep them happy and engaged?

How can having a Starbucks LATTE with your team members can keep them happy and engaged?

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-development

Keeping employees engaged and motivated isn’t always easy. If you hold a high-level position, having the responsibility to make sure everything goes well for the company, but also for the people you’re accountable for, makes you often focus in more practical stuff, neglecting in this way focusing on activities that are connected with satisfying your team members’ emotional needs to keep them happy and engaged. This is already an issue when they’re in the office, but it may become a bigger one now that your team works from home, because of covid-19, and feelings like stress, isolation, confusion, insecurity hit strongly their morale.

When leaders ask me how to handle this difficult task with employees’ engagement, I suggest they make it a habit once a week and set some time to have a Starbucks LATTE with each one of their direct reports and advise them to do the same with their direct reports and so on, till this is implemented to all their company’s teams. They react by looking at me surprised and they ask me “Can a cup of Starbucks coffee make employees happy? Is that what you suggest?”read more →

Is your collaboration with your team and your boss challenging? Maybe you’re missing something there…

Is your collaboration with your team and your boss challenging? Maybe you’re missing something there…

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-development

G. is a manager in a multinational company. Our first meeting started with him complaining about his team and his boss. His direct reports didn’t seem to care enough about their work. “I have to constantly check on them and follow up on everything I assign to them. They don’t take initiatives; they only care to do what’s necessary and never go above the point that will make a difference. I am tired of this situation,” he told me.read more →

How mindset matters to your results

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-confidence, Self-development

What do you do when you try so hard to succeed to get the results you desire, but you don’t get them? What do you do, when you do whatever it takes to handle the changes and challenges this crisis brought to you, but still you don’t seem to make it? What do you do when you fail to inspire and motivate your team, no matter how devoted you are to your role? Actually, is there anything else you could do? read more →

How did we end up like this? From high-performer, disengaged. What to change as a leader to avoid it next time

How did we end up like this? From high-performer, disengaged. What to change as a leader to avoid it next time

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-confidence, Self-development

The route of a high-performer executive in a company is similar to that of a personal relationship. At first, we get excited about this person’s traits. The dynamic personality, the ability to take initiatives, his autonomy, which can sometimes reach the limits of a rebel. These are what lead us to the ardent desire to conquer him. At the same time, however, the intention to adjust these characteristics, once the relationship is tied, to that level, where we will not feel insecure that we cannot control him, but also that we will not be in his shadow and we are not in danger of him seeming more adequate than us, is hidden at the back of our mind. read more →

My “Castaway’s method”: How to enhance your confidence during a crisis

My “Castaway’s method”: How to enhance your confidence during a crisis

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-confidence, Self-development

Most of us are trained to focus on scarcity as a default mode. People with this mindset focus all the time on what’s lacking. The time the don’t have, the resources or even the skills. Especially in times of crisis, the scarcity mindset takes the lead causing feelings of fear, disappointment and helplessness, because one sees only the limitations and what’s not possible to be done, decreasing in this way his or her level of confidence about his or her ability to accomplish goals and overcome challenges.

Growing up in an environment with limited resources that contradicted my personality of not accepting that something is not possible to be done, I developed by myself a way of thinking that later on I named the “Castaway’s method”. Do you want to know what that is? Then keep reading.read more →

Your vehicle to success: How to make your dream possible – Valentina’s TEDx talk

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, News, Self-development

Mindset and High-Performance coach Valentina Kordi talks about that one element that can become our vehicle to achieve what we desire in life even if we live in a world focused on limitations and obstacles that make big dreams impossible. Her personal story acts as inspiration on how anyone can overcome prejudice and biases about what they can do or not and be who they want to be in life.

THE MINDSET OF A WINNER | The 3 essential elements for succeeding in challenging times

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-development

In this video I”m sharing with you the 3 most essential elements of the mindset of a winner. As we have started entering the re-opening phase, that we all know it’s going to be a pretty challenging phase. Having a winner’s mindset and get in the field to play and win against the challenges is really of vital importance .

Talking Leadership with Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe General Manager Kostas Loukas

in Executive Coaching, High-performance, Leadership, Mindset, Motivation, Self-development

Having a fireside chat with Kostas Loukas discussing about skills, traits and leader capabilities, how corporate culture impacts productivity, the effectiveness of D&I programs, as well as female / male inequality in the C-level suite. Finally, we discussed why would coaching be needed by a person who’s already at the top management and high-achiever.