We start the new team. We gathered a group of talented individuals and we want to grapple with the new challenge. How can we accelerate the team forming, storming and norming phase? We should start with team agreements. Once done, this exercise will boost team productivity. It will also help to create and maintain the team identity. It shouldn’t be the detailed documentation of the team proceedings in the wiki-style procedure. Instead, we should agree on things that are important for our team. Let’s take a look.Read More »Why high-performance teams need team agreements
It was a long time ago. At that time, I was not too fond of trekking. Yet, I was there, exhausted, but happy. I was at the top of the mountain. I was with my friend who convinced me to go for this journey with him. To our surprise, there was a place where we could buy hot food. My friend asked me did I want anything. I said something like “yes probably, just bring me something”. He disappeared, and a moment later, he was back with a juicy, beautifully smelling burger. He brought me … nothing. I was furious. I was blaming him. It was years after when I realised that it was me who was wrong, and there is the right way to hold people accountable.Read More »The right way to hold people accountable
What do you think when you hear the word “responsibility”? The place where I come from (Poland) it usually has negative connotations, and it means you are in trouble. You broke the glass, you are responsible, and you need to pay for it. It comes hand in hand with the fact that our education systems teach us to avoid failures. All of that combined makes us think that responsibility is a bad thing, and we should avoid being responsible for things in our lives. Is this the full picture? What if we look at this from a different angle? If I am responsible, it means I am response-able – able to respond, able to think logically and move, fix and correct things around me. Let’s take a look at the Responsibility Process.Read More »The Responsibility Process: How to Overcome Challenges and Take Personal Responsibility
Hiring is hard. There are many frameworks that you can apply to find the right candidate. On the one side, it all depends on the organisation, the role you hire for, and the team culture you cultivate. Conversely, human beings have complicated psychology, the baggage of good and bad experiences, knowledge and dominating character traits. How do you find a suitable method to apply to the hiring process? What to do to find the right candidate to demonstrate strong points from experience and adapt to the new job? How to hire for high potential?Read More »How to Hire for High Potential: 9 Core Characteristics to Look For
Welcome to episode nr 3 of The Coffee Journeys Show: The power of words. No more bad weather!
In this episode, Piotr discusses how language can shape our behaviour and decisions. He talks about the universal habit of complaining about the weather and how it reflects our unconscious behaviour patterns.Read More »The Power of Words: No More Bad Weather!
Welcome to episode nr 2 of The Coffee Journeys Show: Is routine good for you? Exploring the Power and Limits of Routine
In this episode, Piotr explores the topic of routines and whether they are good or bad. He shares some true stories to illustrate the power of routine and how our brain operates.Read More »Exploring the Power and Limits of Routine
Today I am going to share with you some exciting news. I am working on my new podcast and need your help. I try to automate everything and it’s not difference, I use my favourite podcast creation tools, like Canva. Today, however, I need your help with some decisions.Read More »Revamp Your Design Game with Canva – Podcast creation tools
Welcome to episode nr 1 of The Coffee Journeys Show: The Journey Begins
In this episode, Piotr Zagorowski shares his journey and the lessons he learned. Starting with how he got his first IT job, Piotr discusses the importance of self-belief and how rejection can be a powerful motivator. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. And this is my first step to share my journey with you!Read More »The Journey Begins
Are you tired of constantly switching between apps? Maybe you feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done?
Well, my friend, it’s time to introduce you to the game-changing world of automation. I hope this introduction to Apple Shortcuts will get you some inspiration. And it will inspire you to use more automation and gain more time for yourself and your family. How to automate your life? Let’s dive in!
Maybe there is a better way? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the difference between setting habits and making New Year’s resolutions. I used to be all about the resolutions at the start of the year, but I’ve realised that setting habits is a much better approach.Read More »Are you making New Year’s resolutions?