Author Lenka Grackova

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Bringing more passion in any type of work. Always on the hunt to find a playful and enjoyable way to create and embrace change, develop new skills and discover oneself through challenges.
Reframing Change to Always Play in Your Favor

Reframing Change to Always Play in Your Favor

Reframing Change to Always Play in Your Favor I love changes, whether I create them or need to adapt to them. I believe that any change is a chance to wake up from my personal status quo, reflect, reassess where I am heading, and discover routines that no longer serve me. A change indicates an...

Choose a Job You Love or Love the Job You do

Choose a Job You Love or Love the Job You Do?

Choose a Job You Love or Love the Job You Do? The great Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The concept sounds so beautiful, so easy and so static. When I was a child, I dreamed of a job that...

How to Reset Yourself to Enjoy Your Job

How to Reset Yourself to Enjoy Your Job Do you enjoy your job? Every day, every minute, every second? I am sure you don’t! I have never had a job where I enjoyed doing all it entailed, all the time, and with everybody involved. And this is okay. The problem begins when the negative aspects...

3 Reasons Why You May Not Be in Flow at Work

Are you in flow at work? Do you have a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment? Good news is that even if you are not in flow at work, you can be one day (without having to change your job). There are three challenges preventing people from being in flow (as per Wikipedia’s...

The Second Step to Giving Great Answers

After being present and focused, the second step to giving great answers is the most obvious and sometimes the most difficult. Let people finish speaking. Simple?! Then imagine a heated discussion with another person. And you want to say something brilliant, a solution that will be super duper the best ever heard, known and imagined....

The First Step to Giving Great Answers

Does it also happen to you? As you listen to someone talking to you, you are preparing your answer at the same time. In private conversations, it can be even worse. You have had the same discussions over and over and you already know what your spouse is going to tell you. You even don’t...

How Criticising Other People Can Help You to Find Your Blind Spots

I am especially happy when I complain about somebody’s behavior. I don’t say that I like to complain about people. I just like to notice what I am saying and how it relates to my own behavior. I find very true what all the spiritual junkies claim: “When we look at others we are looking at...

Three Tips to Start Doing Things Differently and Get Different Results

There are moments when we realize that our good old habits are not helpful anymore. And by doing the same things the same way over and over again, we get always the same mediocre results. If you want to do something about that, here are three tips how to start doing things differently: 1. Find Out...

When Tough Feedback Helps You to Turn Off Your Autopilot

Our behavior consists of various habits, physical, mental, emotional. Those habits trigger automatic reactions.  It is like an autopilot, it clicks somewhere and we are acting without paying attention to what is happening. Some time ago, I asked one of my superiors for feedback. He was very frank and wrote I had a problem with...

How to Increase Professional and Personal Satisfaction by Knowing Your Values

After publishing the article on giving your job one last chance before you decide to quit, I received a very interesting comment. The comment recommends checking if the current job still matches person’s values. The same comment also mentions that values re-prioritize as people grow and change. Very true. Values drive behavior, decisions, and contribute...

Four Tips For Introverted Women Who Wish to Speak More at Office Meetings

The most frustrating about office meetings is when they go nowhere and  I feel like wasting my time. However, as an introvert, it is a challenge for me to contribute and steer the meeting in the direction I would have liked. An interesting article explains why introverts have more difficulties to express themselves at work...

An Introvert’s Journey from Networking Hell to Heaven

Imagine you go to a conference or any other crowded event and you don’t know anybody. You stand in the middle of the crowd holding your glass and desperately waiting for someone to talk to you. You look around and see small groups of people who discuss together. Still, nobody talking to you.  You wait...

Can You Give Your Job One Last Chance Before You Decide to Quit?

Did you used to like your job and suddenly you don’t enjoy it anymore? Maybe you started a new job and never got to like it? You might be at the point when you seriously consider quitting your job. But to do what? The same job, a different job or even start your own entrepreneurial...

When Switching off Conscious Thinking Clears the Way for a Higher Wisdom

Have you noticed that sometimes we get the best ideas and make the best decisions NOT after a long analysis, but after getting a feeling of„enlightenment“? Suddenly an idea lands in our brain and the idea looks totally great and makes sense to us. That`s the moment when our brain finally connected all the relevant...

People Do Not Change but Can Change Their Behavior

I will be really personal now. Maybe a way how to get certain topics out of my chest. My ex-partner was always telling me: „I am like I am and I will not change.“ It was driving me crazy. Of course,  it was driving me crazy – it was very true. People can not change...

How To Be Yourself at Work

According to this article, people tend to enjoy their jobs more when they feel like they can be their authentic selves at work. The same article cites a survey in which one-third of the employees felt like they needed to fake their personality at work. For some time, I was doing a job where I felt I...

Not Knowing Does Not Have to Be Stressful

Arriving  yesterday at Koningsteen where the Relational Wholebody Focusing training took place was like arriving in a different world. Peaceful, calm, hidden from the eyes of the usual hectic world around me . While the host was taking me to the right building, he asked about my drive here. It was a full of deviations. „Life...

5 Things that Helped Me to Overcome a Burnout

One day in January 2016, I sat down at my computer and could not do anything. I had difficulties to read, think and concentrate.  Next day, I tried again and the same happened. After few days like that, I simply gave up and took a month break to focus on myself. What was my remedy? 1. Letting...

It Is Challenging to Be a Great People Manager

The International Coaching Federation recently launched a survey identifying the major traits of a manager who had a positive impact on the team members and their career. I immediately thought of my favorite manager and why I enjoyed so much his management style. The list is long (and could be even longer). It is not...

Top Five Investments You Should Make before Getting Fired for Redundancy

When I first experienced collective lay-offs in a multinational company, I was shocked. There is no security, no stability in this world. At the age of 50, I could become redundant and useless. It sounds bitter, but it might happen to anybody one day. That`s life. Plenty of questions started floating in my head. How...

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