Michael Stephan

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Seven Ways To Build Your Mental Resilience

In a world where most people are afraid to fail, especially at work, mental resilience is becoming one of the most sought-after personal attributes that a leader can have. Fundamentally, mental resilience is about facing challenges head on and bouncing back from adversity. It’s a crucial element of …

Self-help

What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Overwhelm can be caused by many work situations. It happens when a stressful situation gets to be just too much for us to handle. We often experience it when we have a heavy volume of work and our to-do list is daunting. In these cases you can engage in time management strategies like delegating …

Mindfulness

11 Reasons Why Montenegro Needs to Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Ask anyone who visits this slice of absolute paradise and they’ll tell you that Montenegro is a land of Adriatic heaven. Bursting with rolling, …

European Travel

11 German Fairytale Villages You Need to Visit At Least Once

Those of you who have Germany on their travel bucket list probably dream about enchanting castles, alpine views, the wild Berlin nightlife and …

European Travel

20 Must-Visit Attractions in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to seemingly endless natural beauty as well as a rich cultural history, ensuring there’s something to discover that will astound …

European Travel

Unlocking Agility Through Purpose

How can a concept like purpose unlock corporate agility? This agility - a sustainable, company-wide capability to pivot away from entrenched mental and business models into new markets and sources of value - is critical today as companies and their leaders need to be constantly adapting to thrive …

Leadership

Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself

When he was a 20-year-old kid, nobody in New York really knew what to make of Bob Dylan.<p>He had come to the city about a year after dropping out of …

createanew

5 European Destinations That Are Significantly Cheaper to Visit This Fall

Book now to get great deals.<p>The Grand Tour, aka traveling all across Europe in one go, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, yet it also requires a …

European Travel

IN PICTURES: Switzerland's 12 prettiest villages for 2018

Still making summer plans? Why not try these villages for size?

European Travel

Journey through the distinctive cultures and politics of Baltic countries

Experience varied Baltic countries ethnically, politically and religiously on a 16-day journey that begins in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and ends in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.<p>Highlights of the Mir Corp. tour include the Ottoman frontier town of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina); …

European Travel

Cool London hostels that will have you packing your bags now

Make memories at these unique hostels in London and stay in a former prison cell, Victorian mansion or a cool converted warehouse.<p>Design hostels from …

England

Most Googled: how many pubs are there in London?

Planning a city-wide pub crawl? Someone must be: one of Londoners’ most Googled questions of 2017 was about the number of pubs in London. We asked …

England

Learn to Get Better at Transitions

There is a small, disheveled baby robin making her very first steps in my garden today. She looks a bit dazed and exhausted, her lovely yellow down all awry. I know exactly what she feels like. She looks like a lot of people I know right now. At almost every age, everyone seems to be on the cusp of …

Queen Elizabeth II

Resilience is the new happiness

Happiness is a serious business. Inspired by the positive psychology movement, corporations hold positions for “chief fun officers” and esteemed institutions like Stanford and Yale offer classes on happiness. But this infatuation with good times is only creating confusion about what it means to …

Mindfulness

How To Grow And Change, While Retaining What's Best

Several questions that reflect a common theme have come up repeatedly in recent workshops — namely, how do you sustain your organization and yet respond to changing times? It’s not easy. Yes, a legacy business and all of the success it represents must be protected, but it may not be the right …

Innovation

Top 8 Things to Do in Switzerland

With Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria to the east, Switzerland has managed to borrow the best from each of …

European Travel

Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

Not long ago, I asked 100 CEOs attending a conference how many of them were currently involved in a significant business transformation. Nearly all of them raised their hands, which was no surprise. According to a study by BCG, 85% of companies have undertaken a transformation during the past …

Management

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Giving performance feedback is one of the most common ways managers help their subordinates learn and improve. Yet, research revealed that feedback could actually hurt performance: More than 20 years ago, one of us (Kluger) analyzed 607 experiments on feedback effectiveness and found that feedback …

Psychology

Croatia's top beaches

European Travel

Get your adventure fix in Slovenia

Hiking Highs<p>Those mountains beg to be trekked, and whatever kind of hiker you are, there’s a trail for you – after all, there are more than 6,200 …

European Travel

How to Get from Bergen to Trondheim

Bergen and Trondheim are a distance of 700 km (435 mi) apart, which is covered by several transportation options. Each option has its pros and cons, …

European Travel

Ticino Is a Slice of the Mediterranean in Switzerland

Home to beautiful lakes and surrounded by stunning mountains, Ticino is a region that embodies both Alpine and Mediterranean influences, combining …

Italy

The surprising reason people change their minds

We usually believe that our opinions are stubborn and fixed. But new research shows that our views, even on politics, are changing all the time – just not for the reasons you’d expect.<p>Wherever you look at the moment, we seem divided – Brexiteer or Remainer, pro-President Trump or against. And no …

Psychology

'Think like a vagabond': Tales from the world's northernmost pilgrimage

At 580 kilometres long, St Olavsleden is no easy feat, but the route offers a chance to connect with antiquity and find peace off the beaten track. …

This is every country's top rated thing to do in the world

A LIST of the top rated things to do in every single country in the world according to reviews online has been released - and some of the results are …

Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."<p>Awareness of our mortality is part of being human. As author and existential philosopher Irvin Yalom said, we are “forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom and, inevitably, diminish and die."<p>There is growing research …

Change at work is always personal: How to start with yourself

For generations, conventional organizations could approach change like a sailor approached the sea: though sailors could not control the elements, …

OUR HIDDEN GRIEF AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE CONFRONT IT

By onJune 16, 2018 in Uncategorized<p>Loss impacts every aspect of our lives, yet we often fail to acknowledge and attend to loss in all of its forms …

The 10 Most Stylish Hostels in Europe for Under $90 a Night

Hostels often get a bad rap, but gone are the days when this type of accommodation meant rickety bunks, bedbugs, and gap year travelers. As the …

You can glamp in a teepee on the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway

Glamping is gaining in popularity all around the world, and you can now stay in a richly-decorated Sami teepee on the Lofoten Islands in Norway. Set on the Norwegian archipelago on the Norwegian Sea above the Arctic Circle, the teepees, known as lavuu, contain beds with fine linens and Scandinavian …