How to handle mistakes at work in three steps

Work mistakes happen. No matter how good you are, sooner or later you will mess up. And that’s fine. It’s what happens afterwards that matters most, in my opinion. When I make a mistake, for me, personally it’s all about letting it sink in for a moment, coming up with a plan of action, and then moving on. These are […]

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Three tips to coach and mentor junior employees

Over the past few years, I’ve been working with teams and also had the privilege of managing people. Even though it was fairly hard at the start and I made a lot of mistakes, I also learned a lot and found ways to teach, coach, and mentor my team members. I love coaching, mentoring, and sharing knowledge whenever I can. […]

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Feedback is a gift, but self-awareness is the key to unlocking it – Tips to handle constructive feedback

My take on receiving and handling feedback is a little bit unorthodox. Similar to many people, I do think that feedback is a gift. However, I don’t think that everyone sharing feedback is Santa Claus. I don’t really think you should mindlessly take in every single piece of feedback without first deconstructing everything around it and understanding the different lenses […]

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Career Pivot – Thoughts & Fears

Since I am sharing my journey through this career pivot pretty much in real-time, I figured I’d do it all the way.  As mentioned in the latest Weekly Reads, last week I’ve hit a bit of an energetic low when it comes to pushing forward and definitely experienced more negative thoughts than positive ones running through my head as I […]

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What I learnt in 2020

2020 was a different year for most of us. A static year. A painful year. A year of loss. A year far from loved ones. A year when plans had to be put on hold. However, 2020 was also a year of rediscoveries. A year of growing inward. A year of change. A year of resilience. A year of hope. […]

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Best career advice from this year – 2020 Roundup

Not to brag, but throughout 2020 quite a few memorable pieces of advice have been linked and shared in the Weekly Reads. With the year wrapping up, I thought I would put together the list of the best career advice I’ve read (and shared) throughout the year. Below are the pieces of career advice that impacted me most and that I […]

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Five newsletters for the professional woman

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am at that stage in my life where I have to read and delete a dozen newsletters on the daily. Otherwise, I risk having to clean up a hundred of them on Sunday night – all containing news roundups though –  as I have signed up to countless of them with the hope of […]

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My top tips for staying productive

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I would say that I am generally quite good at time management. I am a very structured and methodical person, so everything that is organisation is good for me and comes more or less naturally. However, staying productive is truly an art and even more so during these times. So, I thought it’s a good […]

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How to get ahead at work

Getting ahead at work – most often read as setting yourself up for a promotion – has something to do with your performance and a lot to do with your perceived performance. I will talk about how to prepare for and handle your promotion talk in an upcoming post. However, I think no matter how well you prepare for the talk […]

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How to find what your strengths are

This is a perfect time for introspection, for digging a little deeper and finding out more about ourselves. What we like to do, what we don’t or what we’re good at. One thing that for a long time I lacked was not having a set of strengths “by the book”. I saw myself as a high performer but with good […]

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Business casual office outfits for winter

I almost feel like I have a tradition, posting a few office outfits ideas that inspire me for the current season. I skipped fall but truth is, there was not much of a fall season in Berlin so I could say I had to transition directly to winter temperatures. Since winter is not quite done yet, I think this post is […]

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What I learned at work this year

In the fashion of Bill Gates’ blog post, I thought I would also write a post about the things I’ve learned at work – and also in my personal life – this year. I have done a similar recap of the previous years on the blog every year around this time, so it’s only fair to follow this tradition now. Luckily, […]

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