IN or OUT?

the truth Albert Erika Coaching Training Mentoring

…the way out of the darkness A while back I was talking to a friend about “visibility” in the market. No matter what profession you might represent, we all know, that if you are not making yourself visible (especially online), you are pretty much inexistent. The scope of the discussion was not to state the […]

The ID and the EGO

ego and identity

… about how the mind wanders A few days back I participated in a workshop, where the trainer presented the Dilts pyramid. Seeing the ID at the top of the pyramid, I started wondering what the pyramid would look like, if at the top would be the EGO. It must be said though, that the […]

the BOX

midlife career decisions

… about life’s meandering ways and midlife dilemmas. I was contemplating career paths, leadership roles and overall personal development. There seem to be two types of career animals. The ones who know exactly which evolutional path to follow, having a target position in mind and working with every cell of their being to reach that […]

Conflict? Don’t tell me what to do!

conflict and communication I konfliktus és kommunikáció

… when the receiver is not tuned to the emitter frequency conflict A client describing a conflict situation: — Imagine, last week there was a situation, where I told a colleague about a problem I am having. He didn’t even hear me out, and he was already like: “do this, do that, than go there, […]

Looking for a NEW JOB?

Smoking before an interview / Interjú előtti cigi

… alternative interview tips It’s been a while since I actually wrote something useful, that might feel like proper career advice. So here is me trying. While cleaning the house this weekend, I came across a piece of paper pinned to my fridge door, that inspired me to write this post.  So here is my […]

the ART of LETTING GO

… about trusting life Few weeks back we went on a canoe tour. I never would have thought, that I will enjoy it so much, but nowadays I can barely wait for the early august canoe tours. It was in the “year of Corona”, that I first participated on such a boat trip. I knew […]

Until

life failure scripts

… about our autopilot: freedom or failure? “You can’t go out and play, until you haven’t finished your homework!” — I heard my mom say so many times, during my childhood. True, that I have slammed each door on my way to my room — just so she can sense my dislike, the result was […]

PCM-Process Communication Model®

be better with PCM®

What’s PCM®? A.k.a. Process Communication Model®. As I wrote previously, I have a very good personal relationship with PCM®. As all good relationships, this too started off on a rocky road. But the more I saw myself through the lens of PCM®, the more I started to love it. Based on my personal experience, I […]

TRUST

bizalom, magamban és másokban

What fits in the trust frame? Which is not really a frame, but a matrix. What am I talking about? Stephen Covey’s trust matrix. As the enclosed figure shows, we can approach our trust (or distrust) from four directions. Depending on how much we tend to trust and how much we like to question things.  […]

SELF-AWARENESS

önismeret

Why it’s good to have self-awareness, but mostly why it’s bad not to have some… Not once I hear from young leaders: “Erika, how do I let others know, that they should develop their self-awareness?”. Well? Good question… I usually tell them, that the lack of self-awareness is like a dirty sock. The one who […]