Walk, if you are in a desert…

Hi guys outside,

I am very sorry, that I cannot free up some time, to post on a more regular basis‚Ķ it is not about freeing up some time, it is more about do it ūüôā Sorry for that!!

Currently I have some difficult times and it is a complete new experience for me….a good one and I am sure, it will strengthen my capabilities once I successfully handled this situation.

Few days or already weeks ago, I have had a real good chat with one of the best leaders I know. He told me, let’s assume, you are in a desert‚Ķ.45 degrees warm during the day and -15 degrees cold during the night. Nobody is with you and you have limited amount of water left. What are you doing?

You have two choices:

  1. Wait until somebody might find you
  2. Walk to help yourself

If you wait until somebody might pick you up, it might be too late for you and you were passive and not trying to solve you problem with your own capabilities and skill. – Not a good option!!

If you decide to walk, which is the better option, because with each step you come more close to the boarder of the dessert and to the “rettendem Ufer”. But don’t make the mistake to think about the situation you are in: hopeless situation, limited water, I will die, because I won’t make it etc.¬†Instead of this, focus and concentrate on every little step you do. Each and every step is a small step out of this dilemma. And if you have the will and the focus, you will manage it.

My current situation is somehow similar and I started to concentrate on the stepps out of the dilemma, not on the dilemma itself and maybe you won’t believe it or it sounds very obvious, my situation feels better for me. I can handle it better in¬†my daily life¬†and I am sure, I will master this challenge.

@leader: thank you!!

All the best!
Carsten the walking guy.

Leadership – the Art of Possibilities

Hi there,

I year ago I attended a session about personal development and presentation styles as well as self-reflection. The session started with a video from youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LCwI5iErE

And it is an amazing video…..it is not only one video, I would rate it as THE video on youtube.

The session was also great, because everybody recognized the star moment of Benjamin’s presentation and when the video finished, we reflected within the group on the video and on our feelings, it was great. You can only do this, if in the group of students is the highest level of trust‚Ķ..

And roughly a year later, I have had the chance to attend a leadership training from Benjamin Zander and it was great.

Everybody on earth, and when I say, everybody, I do mean everybody should write a A-Letter and after one year, you will recognize, that you almost achieved your targets and you’ll get an A.

There is also a good talk, when Benjamin was in Boston at a conference. He animated all leaders to sing “Ode an die Freude” (Ode to joy) and it is also quite astonishing and amazing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lqjq7ru4qY).

In this sense ‚Ķ everybody will get an “A”…