Saturday, 8 March 2014

Happy Women’s day – Time for equality!



Today is the International Women’s day.

Looking back a few generations, we could see what a big progress we made in respect to equality – though, there is still a long road to follow.

It is easy to look at statistics and aim a finger at governments and big organisations when we don’t see an immediate improvement, but the truth is that we all have a responsibility in making sure that the whole Human resource in our society is used at the best possible way – starting with ourselves.

How can we do that?

Finding the right partner and sharing with them the responsibilities for our homes and families.

Educating ourselves and daring to take new challenges

Rising our children in an equal way (and I don’t mean dressing boys in pink) so both girls and boys know that they are valuable and equal at the same way.

Marketing ourselves and our achievements

Working on our inside to believe in ourselves and our abilities

Trying to lift up women at our workplace and thinking about women who inspire us

Thinking about equality when you are recruiting, we need to have a good balance of diversity in respect to qualities and backgrounds at our workplace in order to excel.  


Let’s make the world a little better by making a progress in gender Equality!

Happy Women’s day!

Take care,


Moran.


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Don’t take things personally




We have all been there -

Not getting a response when contacting others – both professionally and with our network. For me anyway, it is quite natural to take things personally when I don’t get a response or getting blown off.

So, please watch the short movie for a great advice from Marie Forleo – understanding that in this hectic modern world sometimes your message doesn’t get the needed attention and that it is not your fault!




Let’s all try to take things less personally,

Take care,


Moran.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Three Years Anniversary and a Successful year 2014!





This week it is 3 years since I started this blog.

3 years ago, I felt that I needed inspiration and decided to start a blog that would inspire many people to dare to succeed at the same time as I do the same.

Since then, I met many interesting people who share my passion for career, blogging, coaching or HR and Leadership. At the same time, I managed to climb higher on the career ladder and became a Personnel Manager at the mid-size company as well as a board member.   

The blog was first of all based on the bachelor thesis – A road to Success which I co-wrote – that included a strategic plan that gives concrete steps for success.

I’m very thankful for all of my followers and anyone who reads my blog and I hope that I could reach out to many more people while motivating them to advance in their careers. I’m looking forward for further interaction with each and every one of you! 

Let’s not forget that it is a new year – I think that we all should have new goals that we set at the beginning of each year and that we aim to achieve during the year. There are many people who are focusing on shallow resolutions but I urge you to set up goals that would make you happier and more successful this year.

How should you set up and achieve the right goals for yourself?

+ Try first to picture how you would like to have it if you could get all your wishes come true.
+ Take a quite pause and analyse what steps you could take in order for you get to this preferred vision.
Set up a time-frame, when you should achieve each goal at the latest.
Write down you goals on a piece of paper or a notebook.
Read your goals at least once a month and document your progress.
Celebrate your triumphs and don’t be shy to share them with you loved ones.


Wishing you all a successful, meaningful and fruitful 2014 – I’m sure that if you focus and work hard you can achieve your vision for this year.  

So, what are your resolutions for this year? You could share your goals as a comment below.

Take care and have a great week ahead,

Yours as always,

Moran.


Friday, 16 August 2013

Show your appreciation


Positive feedback is one of the most important actions that a manager and a company should take if they want to motivate and keep loyal employees.

Every one of us is lead by the feeling that we are meaningful and important to the organization we belong to.  We want to feel appreciated and important – to know that our leaders see how we contribute to the organization and notice when we go the extra mil.

Unfortunately, in many organizations it is common that managers focus on the negative actions that each employee seldom takes and take good efforts and success for granted – this is a resume for disaster.

We should all try focusing on the good efforts of our employees and colleagues, to give attention to those who are working hard and do more than they need and off course to show our appreciation and thankfulness.

In this way, people at the organization would feel happier and more motivated; most of us would want to go the extra mil, to do our best and to stay longer at the same working-place. The atmosphere will be better at the same time as the sick-days should be lesser.

Lets all show appreciation for positive actions instead of focusing on small imperfections.

Do you have any experience of a good manager or an organization that saw your good efforts and focused on them? How did it make you feel?

Take care and have a great week ahead!

Yours truly,

Moran.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Remember to Relax



I’m on vacation, on Monday I started my 2 weeks vacation. It has been a busy spring so unfortunately I didn't update this blog in a while now, hopefully I would manage to find the time needed to give you all some inspiration.

It really feels as I was earning this vacation, it has been a long and fruitful year since I started working at my current working-place so I would really need to take this time to regain my energy.

Below is some guidance that we all should follow -

When we are working hard and developing our careers we might forget that we actually need some time to relax and re-charge our batteries. If we want to have enough energy and creativity to continue our path we need to be able to make pauses from time to time, rest and have some alone time for reflections.

I often hear and read about people who were burned out after a long period of multi-tasking when they never allow themselves to take a break and didn’t listen to the warning signals from their own bodies begging them to take it easier from time to time. Giving 150% of your energy for your career development should be done for short period of times and after that you should give yourself some time to regain your energy.

How should you do that?

  • Give yourself at least one day a week when you can take it slowly, rest, do something that you like and forget about all the musts at home and at work.
  • Find yourself a hobby that would help you to focus on something else than your career and household from time to time.
  • Listen to your body – do you feel too tired and over-worked? Are you ill or unwell? If so, try to rest as much as possible and to regain the energy you need.
  • Try finding a mentor, a friend or a family member that you could talk with if you have something on your mind and who is going in motivating and inspiring you.
  • Take a yearly vacation and allow yourself you rest for a few days and to have some quality time with yourself and your loves ones.

What do you do when you feel low on energy in order re-charge your batteries?

Wishing you all a great summer!

Yours,

Moran.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Acknowledge your shyness





I was a very shy child something that made me very different compared with the society that I lived in.

I have still some shyness in me, but I managed to accept it and to prove to myself that I can dare to do everything I wish to and to take challenges if I only decide to. 

If you are shy and would like to take steps towards your development in spite of your fear or nervousness I suggest that you watch the following episode of Marie TV:   






Have you ever been too shy to take upon a challenge? What do you do in order to overcome your shyness?


Have a great week a head,

Always yours!

Moran. 



Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dare to say YES




People often think that it is difficult to say No when needed and I agree, it is something that we need to practice on in order to master. However, it is not always easy to accept challenges either – especially when it’s requiring taking responsibility and new tasks in addition to you daily workload. 

Actually, people are often afraid of success – we often dream of the day we would be able to take huge steps in our careers but when the moment comes many people don’t dare to take the challenge.

When it comes to a promotion or new responsibilities it is very important to remember that if you were asked to take the challenge it means that someone believes in your ability to perform and normally the people who take a chance on you have enough experience to see that you are the right person to deliver.

So even though I’m a cautious person I always accept a challenge of a promotion or new responsibilities – I know that if other people could see me succeeding in their vision I should also be able to believe in myself and to deliver.

I know that it is not always easy to make changes or to dare coming closer to your dreams but it is a sign that you are on they right path. And even if you feel that you managed to achieve your goals “too quickly” you could always plan for new visions and goals after mastering the challenge you accepted. 

So, let’s all dare to take bigger steps and to achieve our dreams, I believe in your ability to master and to deliver – so you should do that too!

Did you ever feel like you were afraid to accept a promotion or a new opportunity?

Have a great and successful week a head,

Believing in you!

Moran.