„Welt im Aufbruch“: Wie #zukunftsfit sind #Organisationen und #Führungskräfte? (www.anders-wirtschaften.eu)

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(C) Mike Enerio

#Buchpräsentation in #Berlin mit den Autoren!

„Anders #wirtschaften – Integrale #Impulse für eine plurale #Ökonomie“ (www.anders-wirtschaften.eu)

Am Abend des 10. Januar 2017 diskutieren Katharina Daniels, Jens Hollmann und Uwe Schneidewind darüber, wie eng #gesellschaftliche, organisationale und #individuelle Transformations#prozesse miteinander verwoben sind und wechselseitig voneinander profitieren können.

Anmeldungen zur Buchpräsentation richten Sie bitte an: email kristina.wagner@wupperinst.org ;Wuppertal Institut für #Klima, #Umwelt, #Energie GmbH, 10178 Berlin

Das 21. Jahrhundert erlebt eine #Welt im #Umbruch – ökonomisch, ökologisch, #sozial. Die Forderung nach einer „großen Transformation“ prägt die aktuelle gesellschaftliche #Debatte. Sie stellt in besonderem Maße Anpassungs#herausforderungen an Organisationen und deren #Führung. Dennoch sind die Debatten über gesellschaftliche Transformation auf der einen und von Organisationen und Führung im Aufbruch auf der anderen Seite kaum miteinander verbunden.

Das Buch „Anders wirtschaften“ baut #Brücken und verknüpft diese #Perspektiven miteinander. Es verbindet die Arbeit von Think Tanks der gesellschaftlichen #Transformation, wie dem Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie, mit den #Konzepten führender Begleiterinnen und Begleiter moderner Organisations- und Führungsprozesse.

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Die Buchpräsentation übernehmen:  Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind, Mitautor, Präsident des Wuppertal Instituts für Klima, Umwelt Energie  Jens Hollmann, Herausgeber und Autor, Berater für Organisations- und Führungskräfteentwicklung in Transformationsphasen  Katharina Daniels, Herausgeberin und Autorin, Kommunikations- und PR-Beraterin Moderator: Douglas F. Williamson (Collective Leadership Institute)

Diskussion moderiert von Douglas F. Williamson Ausgewählte Leitfragen für die Diskussion:  Führt die Komplexitätssteigerung des Managementumfeldes durch ökologische und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen zu einer neuen Dimension der #Komplexität oder ist sie mit dem bestehenden Instrumentarium eines agilen #Managements zu beherrschen?  Haben nur noch Missionsorientierte Unternehmen eine Zukunft und bieten nur noch diese Unternehmen Mitarbeiterinnen und Führungskräften eine ausreichende „Sinn“-Perspektive?

Wie stellen sich die Organisations- und Führungsherausforderungen in den besonders disruptiven Transformationsbranchen dar (wie z.B. der Energiebranche, der Automobilbranche)?  Was haben Unternehmen wir RWE, E.ON oder VW im Hinblick auf ihre Organisations- und Führungsprozesse falsch gemacht?  ….

Drei #Kurzvorträge von jeweils ca. zehn Minuten:

Erstvortrag Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind: „Pathologien aktuellen Wirtschaftens“ Wie schlagen die aktuellen gesellschaftlichen, ökonomischen und ökologischen Umbrüche auf Unternehmen und #Konsumenten durch? Wo stoßen herkömmliche Geschäftsmodelle an ihre #Grenzen und was bedeutet das für die Geschäftsmodelle der Zukunft? Wie kann #Wachstum neu konnotiert werden? Wie gelingt Geschäftsmodellresilienz?

Zweitvortrag Katharina Daniels: „Gelebte Lösungen im Kontext der Organisation“ Analyse der organisationalen Energie- und Seelenlage; Einbindung der versteckten Communities zwischen den Kästchen des Organigramms in die Organisationsentwicklung (Urban Gardening im Unternehmen); ein neues Betriebssystem für Organisationen (Holacracy) mit einer Transformation von personenbezogener zu aufgabenbezogener Hierarchie.

Abschlussvortrag Jens Hollmann: „Leadership in einer VUCA-Welt“‘ Zunehmend ist die Lebenswirklichkeit der Führungskräfte und des Managements geprägt durch VUCA Faktoren (Volatilität, Unsicherheit, Komplexität und Mehrdeutigkeit). Unzählige Managementtautologien liefern wenig nachhaltige Ansätze für den erforderlichen Shift von einer wachstumsorientierten und komplizierten zu einer komplexen Postwachstumsgesellschaft. Es braucht keinen Seismographen, um die Bedeutsamkeit von Co-Creation, #Selbstverantwortung und #Selbstentwicklung als Voraussetzung #agiler #Potentiale in Führung und Organisation zu erkennen. Eine angemessene Resonanz auf die Herausforderungen spiegelt sich in der Führung heute gleichermaßen im Verhalten wie in der Haltung.

Wer sich noch für die Buchpräsentation in Berlin anmelden möchte, wendet sich bitte an: kristina.wagner@wupperinst.org

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Zwischen #Schadenfreude und #Weltschmerz – Deutsche #Wörter im Englischen

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Jeder von uns kennt die deutschen Lehnwörter „kindergarden“ oder „#wanderlust“ im Englischen. Aber es gibt noch mehr ursprünglich deutsche Wörter im Englischen, genauso, wie es auch englische im Deutschen gibt. (C) Greg Raines

 

Lange Wörter, ein Hoch aufs Deutsche?

Wer kennt sie nicht, die unsinnigen #Buzzfeed Listen, die einzigartige Ausdrücke aus fremden Sprachen zusammenfassen, die so im Englischen nicht existieren. Ein besonders beliebter deutscher Kandidat jener Ach-hätten-wir-doch-Ausdrücke ist der Begriff „#Fernweh“.

Eine Überraschung stellen dagegen Wörter, wie „doppelgaenger“, „schadenfreude“ oder „poltergeist, dar, die sich, laut dem #Oxford #Dictionary, längst im englischen Wortschatz eingenistet haben. Anscheinend ist die Eigenart des Deutschen, lange Wörter wider Willen bilden zu können, beliebter als sich so manch ein Brite oder #Amerikaner eingestehen möchte.

Daneben sind schwermütig klingende Wörter wie „#Zeitgeist“ oder „Weltschmerz“ hoch geschätzt. Kein Wunder, immerhin sind deutsche Philosophen beliebte Forschungsobjekte an amerikanischen oder kanadischen Universitäten. Um Hegel, Kant, Arendt und Co lesen und verstehen zu können, pauken die dortigen Studenten sogar Deutsch. Aber nicht so wie wir Englisch lernen, zur Kommunikation, sondern wie wir Latein lernen, als reine Übersetzungssprache. Wenn die Studenten es dann nach #Deutschland oder #Österreich schaffen, reden sie lieber Englisch. Schade eigentlich.

Was soll das alles?

Aber ist es tatsächlich die Präzision des Deutschen, die einige in der Neuen Welt oder auf der Insel missen? Oder ist es ihre Länge, die deutsche Begriffe so attraktiv in amerikanischen Ohren klingen lassen? Vielleicht schmunzeln die meisten schlichtweg nur über den Klang einiger Ausdrücke, was die Beliebtheit solcher Wörter wie „kitsch“, „kaput“, „schnapps“ oder einem übertrieben lautem „#NEIN“ erklären würde. Ich wette mit dir, lieber Leser, dass sich deine Lippen zu einem Grinsen verziehen, sobald du diese Wörter mit einem amerikanischen Akzent aussprichst!

Wahrscheinlicher ist es, dass je nach Notwendigkeit oder Absicht eine Mischung aus all diesen Gründen zum Tragen kommt. Zum Beispiel gibt es bei dem Wörtchen „kitsch“ schlichtweg kein englisches Äquivalent. Bei einem Wort wie „schnapps“, im Duden besser unter „Schnaps“ bekannt, sieht es schon anders aus. Die englische Alternative lautet „liquor“. Dennoch neigen einige dazu, lieber „schnapps“ anstelle von „liquor“ zu sagen. Bei einem Kräuterschnaps wie #Jägermeister fühlen sich die meisten anscheinend wohler, das Gesöff „schnapps“ zu schimpfen.

#UnitedStates auf deutsch?

Ganz bestimmt aber versteckt sich der Grund für die Vorliebe der Amerikaner nicht in dem Ammenmärchen, dass Deutsch beinahe die Amtssprache der #USA geworden wäre. Denn eine Abstimmung über die künftige Amtssprache der Vereinigten Staaten kann, wie der #Yeti, ins Reich der Märchen verbannt werden. Zwar gab es einen Antrag die frisch verfassten Gesetzestexte der USA ins Deutsche zu übersetzen, um den deutschen Neuankömmlingen aus den deutschen Landen die #Integration zu erleichtern, doch den hat das Repräsentantenhaus 42 zu 41 abgelehnt.

Sie sind schon ein merkwürdiges Völkchen die #Migranten auf der anderen Seite des Teichs. Auch wenn es für uns manchmal schwer nachvollziehbar ist, warum ein Wörtchen wie „kaputt“ lustig sein soll, kann man ihnen doch einfach diesen Scherz erlauben, sie nehmen ihn sich sowieso.

Um sein Englisch aufzubessern, braucht es mehr als einen guten #Sprachkurs. Wir bieten Dir die Möglichkeit, #ProperEnglish in Südengland in #Portsmouth oder #Plymouth zu lernen. Lebe dort in einer Gastfamilie oder einer Studentenresidenz und lerne die Kultur und die Leute #Englands hautnah kennen. Mache #2017 zu DEINEM Jahr!

Alle Informationen zu unseren Englischkursen in Portsmouth und Plymouth gibt es hier: http://www.englischkurse-england.de

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#Confidence Is Key (www.berlin-training.eu)

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Let’s face it; if you want to #succeed at anything, you need to have a certain level of confidence. This doesn’t mean that you need to boldly and #fearlessly attack every aspect of #life. There certainly may be areas where you lack confidence. You need to identify, however, the areas of life where you need to be confident in order to succeed. (C) Christian Sterk

 

The first thing you need to do is to identify where you need more confidence, and where you don’t. Let’s say, for example, that you are afraid of public #speaking, and you need to get over that to succeed. In this case, you need to gain confidence in speaking in front of people. If you lack confidence in cooking a good meal, that certainly won’t matter to your speaking ability. You need to identify where you need to gain confidence, and where lack of confidence doesn’t matter. This doesn’t mean that you can’t gain confidence in other areas, though.

One of the dangers of a lack of confidence is that it can fuel failure. Failure then leads to decreased confidence, which leads to failure, which leads to… well you can see it’s a vicious circle. Lack of confidence and failure feed on each other, and they will drag you down. So, the first key to gaining confidence is to succeed rather than fail.

Your first successes do not need to be major #successes. You just need to succeed at something to start #lifting #yourself up, and break out of the failure->lack of confidence cycle. Choose a small goal to achieve. This needs to be a goal that you cannot achieve at this #time, but it also needs to be #achievable with a little bit of #work. Set your mind on achieving this goal. Set yourself a realistic time #frame, and then determine what you need to in order to succeed.

Once you achieve this goal, you will start to see that you can succeed. Keep setting yourself #goals, and work towards achieving them. Success will #lead to confidence, which will lead to more success, and so on. Before long, you will be able to attack the critical areas where you lack confidence. If you fear public speaking, you can now start working on that lack of confidence. Find mentors to help you along. Find #groups and #organizations that will #help you to build confidence.

Do not confuse confidence with arrogance. Being confident is a #good thing, being #arrogant is a bad thing. Confidence is the idea that you can achieve something that you can succeed. Arrogance is the idea that you are better than others.

Confidence is the key to succeeding in any #aspect of life. Whether you want to succeed in #business, #creative endeavors, #fitness, #weight loss, or #family, you need to have confidence. Start by setting yourself small goals, and find small successes. Build on those successes and you will find yourself gaining confidence in all areas of your life. Once you have confidence and success, then you can start helping those who lack confidence themselves.

The best project you will ever work on is YOU! Improve your #personal skills or learn a new #language in 2017 to push your career: http://www.berlin-training.eu

How To Reach Your Goals (www.berlin-training.eu)

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Everyone needs #goals in #life. Goals can help us improve our #personality, our way of life, and our #relationships. (C) Noah Grezlak

 

Setting goals is easy enough, but the real challenge is reaching them. How can you #reach your goals?

The first step in reaching your goals is to overcome #fear of #failure. If we start out thinking negatively, we likely won’t get very far in our efforts to reach our goals. In fact, we may not even set goals in the first place. Fear of failure can sometimes prevent us from doing this. Negative #thoughts or past „failures“ may overwhelm us. But if we keep thinking back to past „failures“, were these really failures after all? Did you #learn something that you can now put into practice or avoid the next time?

The second stage is to #identify what goal you want to set. You can start by #brainstorming potential goals. Some possible goal ideas are: learn a foreign language, stop smoking, make more #friends, climb a dormant volcano or mountain, #travel out of the country, learn a traditional dance or to play a musical instrument, show gratitude every day, lose weight, eat #healthier, or spend more time with your #family. You are the one that knows what appeals to you and what doesn’t. Try to come up with 10 to 20 ideas for possible goals. You may find that some of these will be interrelated and can help you reach your bigger goals.

Next, analyze your list and ask yourself questions like: Which goal seems the most #exciting? Which one is the most #challenging? Which one will make me proudest of myself if I #achieve it? The best goals for you are the ones that mean the most to you. You might select goals that touch all aspects of your life. After analyzing your list, now #prioritize it. First, select a few short-term goals that you could reach in just a few days. Then choose some long-term goals that will take weeks or months to reach. Now number them in the order you would like to achieve them.

The third stage is the #planning one. Without a plan, you may as well give up. It helps to write everything down on paper. Start by listing your goal. Then set a reasonable #deadline by which time you hope to have accomplished your goal. Next, plan the steps involved in reaching the goal. Be sure to anticipate possible #obstacles and how you will work to overcome them. Finally, make a commitment to yourself by signing and dating the paper.

After doing this, get #busy! Try to think of something you can do each day that will bring you closer to your goal, no matter how small. Be sure to track your progress and celebrate each step accomplished along the way. If something goes wrong in your plan, adapt to the situation and reevaluate your goal if necessary. And finally, imagine yourself once you have finally accomplished your goal and the satisfaction you will feel.

What are your goals in #2017?

We offer you #language education and #personal development! Let us help you to improve your #business and start 2017 #successfully: http://www.berlin-training.eu

Building Your #AffiliateMarketing Assets (www.berlin-training.eu)

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One of the biggest mistakes made by affiliate marketers when they first set up is failing to recognise that they are actually starting a #business. Consequently if you want to be #successful you need to have the right #mindset and #manage your business accordingly, not doing this is the one of the fastest roads to failure. (C) Alexandre Chambon

If you look at it from another #perspective you are establishing a #marketing company and your #websites and affiliate links are your assets which you can build to be as big as you want, you are only limited by your #time and #imagination.
There are a few steps you can take which makes you stand out from the crowd and avoid the stamp of being a “newbie” or unprofessional.

Step 1: Websites and domains

It’s important to have your own domain(s) and website(s) for several reasons. One is that you have complete control over what you choose to #promote, and what #ads and #banners you want to put on your site. You can create an eye-catching #professional #layout or have someone do it for you if that is beyond the scope of your abilities.

Secondly you are able to have your own #personalized email and you appear far more professional when you have your own domain, as opposed to having freebie hosting without a decent or keyword enhanced name. An extra #benefit is that your website and domain are assets that can be sold down the track if you choose and if you have developed them properly. You can buy a domain for around $10 and monthly hosting can start as low as $6.00 per month, so it’s well worth the small #investment.

Step 2: List building

All marketers know you need to get #traffic to your website, to click on your banners and ads to make money, no clicks – no sales. But getting traffic can be #hard work. Even when you get visitors to your site you generally only have one shot at nailing their business. What you need to do is build up a #customer list so you can get repeat visitors. You can do this by creating a signup form on your website for your #newsletter or offering a free downloadable gift or service in return for your visitor subscribing to your list. Once you have established a list you can email your customers with your offers and promotions on an ongoing basis.

Don’t just contact your list when you are selling something, try and share useful #information or advice, try and build trust so your customers will know to value what you are offering them, and buy from you when you do have a promotion. It is generally accepted that your list has a value of $1 per customer, so again another asset to nurture and build.

Step 3: Traffic

The lifeblood of affiliate marketing is traffic, but not everyone can get on the front page of #Google so where else are you going to get traffic? Unless you want to pay for it and that can be very costly.

A few methods you can explore are: writing articles, press releases, posting in forums, commenting or guest posting on #blogs, offline #advertising, and classified ads.

You don’t have to do everything at once, start off with one, master it then move on to another. It’s important to test your results, check to see which #method is most #effective and keep doing that.

Having an affiliate marketing business is all about repeating systems that work, so just make sure you develop a system first, then rinse and repeating the methods that work for you.

Are you looking for #coaching and #consulting for YOUR business? Visit us: http://www.berlin-training.eu

Why Travel Makes People #Happy (www.berlin-training.eu)

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Some people love to #travel and others not so much. I love most every aspect of it. I like planning a #trip, deciding on the #route, what I want to #see, where I want to #stay, the #flights, in fact the whole caboodle. Then there’s the actual trip which is exciting and when it is over, travel gives you (usually) wonderful #memories. What is there not to like? (C) Alex Wong

Planning is a great time as you get to choose where you want to go, how you are getting there, all aspects of your trip, including #hotel. Today there are so many ways you can get information about the place you have chosen for your trip. For example, say you want to plan a trip to Costa Rica as your neighbors went there last year and they loved it. Certainly you can pick their brains about their #experiences there.

Then you can do your own #research. Online is a great place to start as you can look at maps, visit #blogs about the place and start planning what you will do when you get there. There are flights to book. Is San Jose the right airport for you or would Liberia be a better choice? Check with different airlines or expedia.com for the best routes and what the #price differences are. Maybe you should do some research into all-inclusive deals or general #vacation deals that include hotel and flights.

If you decide you would rather plan your itinerary yourself, then you can spend more time planning your trip. Costa Rica is well known for its beauty and there is so much to do there. You could go on a trip through a rainforest. Maybe a yoga camp? How about #car rentals? You could then #simply go wherever you want each day and not plan much at all. You could start of in San Jose and spend a night or two there to get to know the city and then hire a car and travel north to Arenal where the rainforests are and the volcano. The area is also a renowned spa town. You can either plan ahead and book hotels or just pick a place to stay when you get there – something that is usually very doable.

You could go further north west until you get to the beautiful #Pacific coast where there are lovely small towns on the coast where you can enjoy water sports, go on a trip to see the whales or the turtles, or simply #relax on one of the #beautiful #beaches.

While #Spanish is the language of the country, it is not difficult to get by with just #English. Travelling by car, you could more or less see the whole country in about two weeks and have a great time. Another plus is that it is near the equator so the weather so the weather is usually beautiful all year round. The people are nice and friendly and the country itself is spectacular and so are the flowers and the birds – they even have monkeys.

After your trip, you can spend your time looking at your #photos and re-living the great time you had there. This is just one of the many reasons that travelling is wonderful.

What are your travel plans in #2017? Learn a new language and visit us in one of our great language #schools in #Germany, #Austria, #Spain, #Latin America, #England, #Italy or #France!

Get in touch with us today: http://www.berlin-training.eu

Why I Love To #Travel (www.berlin-training.eu)

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I just love to travel. I have been lucky in that I have been able to do a lot of it in the last few years. I have been able to go to 11 #countries and 30 #states. (C) Hernan Sanchez

When I was growing up we didn’t travel very much. We usually only went to see my Grandparents in Arizona. It wasn’t that my parents didn’t want to travel. I guess they just wanted to save #money so we did more #local #trips.

When I was 19 I got my first taste of traveling. I went to #Washington DC for the week with a friend of mine. We had such a #good time. We got to see almost everything. It was an amazing trip and I knew after I returned home that I loved to travel.
The next trip I went on was a trip to Canada when I was 21. I went with my boyfriend at the time. We went during the #wintertime so we got to check out some of the local winter sports. We were able to check out a dog sled race.

As soon as we got back from #Canada, I started saving for my next #vacation. I knew if I didn’t make it a #priority, I would spend my money on something else. I started making a list of all the #places I wanted to go.
My next trip was when I was 22. I was able to go to #Brazil for the week. I had a friend from college whose cousin lived over there. I was able to stay with her. I got to see so many #amazing things on that trip.

When I was 24 I was able to go to #Ireland for my #honeymoon. We got to stay there for eight days. It was a perfect trip. We were able to see a lot of the #countryside and talk with a lot of the local people.
When I was 26 my husband and I went on our first cruise. On this trip we were able to visit six different countries. We went to #Italy, #Greece, #Egypt, #Turkey, #Malta and #Spain. We got to see so many different countries and #cultures on that trip.

We are now saving for a trip to #Australia. We both have always wanted to go there. As it is rather expensive it is going to take a while to have the money to do it. It will be worth it. We are already making #plans about what we want to see while we are there.
We are hoping to be able to visit for three months. It all depends on how much time we can both get off work. We don’t plan on having any #children until after we go on that trip.

I love traveling because I love seeing other parts of the #world. I love to see how a different culture or part of the countries lives. Our world might seem big but it is really small when you think about it. I hope I continue to travel until I can no longer physically do so.

Do you also love to travel? #Explore the world with us and learn a new #language and meet new people! We’ve got a lot of #beautiful #destinations #worldwide for you to learn English, German, Spanish, Italian or French with us: http://www.berlin-training.eu