In the context of the “Leadership Check Basic” by TTI Success Insights that I did in summer 2016 (read the full story and learn what it is in detail here), I came in contact with interesting literature as recommended readings during the coaching sessions that resulted from the above-mentioned test. One of the books was “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” written by American psychologist and mediator Dr Marshall B. Rosenberg, which I have read several times in total and just recently. In the following article, I want to familiarise you with Rosenberg’s book and the concept of nonviolent communication.Continue reading →
Months ago, we already talked about researcher and professor at Stanford University Dr Carol Dweck and her excellent speech about developing a growth mindset and the therewith connected researches. We introduced to you the idea of the two different mindsets, the fixed and the growth mindset, in more detail. Today we want to take a look at her actual book “Mindset – Changing The The Way You Think To Fulfil Your Potential” so maybe we can motivate some of you to read it.Continue reading →
I guess many graduates or current students of the creative industries know the situation: you send out a massive amount of intern applications to interesting companies of which over 90% are being ignored, and a lot of the remaining applications end up in an unexplained rejection. In the end, those internship positions may be occupied by friends and family members of the company’s employees or stay empty because nobody in the company has the ambition and time to supervise the potentially incompetent young candidates. A lack of commitment of the employees often results in a delegation of easy tasks to the interns that drastically reduces the learning outcomes and useful, educating experiences that its maintaining should be the primary objective of both the intern candidates and the internship providers.