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remote work

Remote work and employee engagement in times of pandemic

Remote work changes how employees engage with their companies. What do teams need to stay connected with the culture and vision of their company?

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team building

What does it take to build a great team culture?

The three ingredients to build a great team culture. What are you looking for in your people? How do you get started? What do you need to provide? How you can make sure you continue the journey.

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My new take on motivation

What if motivation was not an uncontrollable power that appears and disappears almost to its own liking? What if motivation was a reliable partner?

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How to achieve your goals in 2020

This is about how you can make sure you reach your goals in the New Year. How you can stay committed to your new year’s resolutions past the month of March.

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Why greeting makes you feel at home

I move a lot. About every 3 to 4 years I move. I move cities, I move countries and sometimes even continents. And every time I build a home for my family. Something to hold us, to give us the feeling of safety and belonging. We always move with our furniture and I sometimes joke…

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Coach and Intercultural Trainer

One of the most effective ways to learn about yourself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you  — Edward T. Hall Hi, I am Heike, a coach and intercultural trainer, an internationally experienced business woman, a world traveller and…

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Always giving your best versus taking part is everything

Recently I watched a children’s dance presentation at a local carnival event in Southern Germany. About 400 people had gathered in the town hall dressed in their favourite carnival costumes. First the kindergarten kids performed a song in a circular movement matching lines of their song with certain moves of hands and body. Later the…

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