Do you train your communication skills and Executive Presence?

How much time do you dedicate to the targeted development of your communication skills on a weekly basis? Let me guess: not much, right? That’s notable, since a leader’s path to success and the good life goes via his or her ability to communicate with and engage others. Developing your communication skills – your charisma – your Executive Presence –

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About loneliness

The feeling of loneliness arises when there is something inside you that you are separated from. That separation is what gives rise to the feeling of loneliness. For example, you may be sad without allowing yourself to embrace it, perhaps because you feel there is no room for sadness in the particular company you are in right now. Or maybe

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About integrity

Integrity is a person’s ability and determination to act with independence, honesty and decency without irrelevant or inappropriate consideration for anyone or anything else. Our degree of integrity is closely related to our degree of self-esteem. Our ability to hold on to ourselves and to refuse to sell out or compromise is conditioned by our self-esteem. So is our ability

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Are you love-able?

Fairy tales usually do not describe the time in between the wedding and ‘happily ever after’. Their focus is on the trials and tribulations preceding the wedding. Finding the right prince for the princess or the right princess for the prince is the big challenge. Much is gained in a relationship when we manage to find the one person who

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Do you love your life?

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Time, our most precious resource, never stops. The clock is always ticking. Yesterday, today – and maybe tomorrow … If, like me, you’re getting on in years, you might even feel that time is fast running out. Are you seeing what you want to see? Are you leaving your mark? Do you have a good relationship

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Reclaim yourself!

For many people, Christmas is a holiday steeped in tradition, fond memories and nostalgia. Although Christmas 2020 is likely to be quite different, our ability to ignore ourselves in favour of the common good and our family will still be important. Ignoring ourselves and focusing on instant gratification – whether as a result of overindulging on food and drink, excessive

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We are always Drawn by the Unique …

Is it the same for you? That what speaks to you is iconic, extraordinary, simple insights? The entire Create A Better World universe is interwoven with fairy-tale drawings created by Thomas H. Nøhr and Fred Tornager in close collaboration with me. The iconic drawings speak to anyone who loves and grew up with fairy tales. I chose this illustrative style

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Difficult for you to say NO?

If YES, which of the three categories below plays the most vital role for you? Self-esteem Self-esteem is founded in early childhood. It is built and shaped by external love, particularly from our parents and other close relations. When we are adults it is up to each of us to enhance our self-esteem by dedicating energy to developing self-love. Although

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Enjoy it – Your Life is Ticking Away!

Do you feel that time is slipping away? If you do, perhaps you need to pause and consider if you’re using your time right? Hopefully you can find inspiration in the following insight? Whether we like it or not, life keeps presenting us with new possibilities and challenges. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years tick by, life ticks by.

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About the self-esteem paradigm

The confidence paradigm has many inherent challenges in relation to promoting health and human sustainability, because its premise is that we are loved for what we do rather than for who we are. When we go against our natural human needs, pushing ourselves and our needs aside in order to achieve love, we may eventually reach a level of self-denial

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At the peak of your potential?

ABOUT RAISING LEADERS UP My vision is to create a better world. That makes it a special pleasure for me to work with leaders, as it lets me influence the world of business and industry with my ideas and experiences in a way that makes a difference for large numbers of people. Here is an example of the work that

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ABOUT BEING HEARD

ABOUT BEING HEARD The right conditions make it easier to be heard. In the illustration, the king clearly has not understood the queen’s need to be heard. The queen has positioned herself in a way where she talks down to the king. Because she has not established proper contact with him, she also has not matched her need with the

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ABOUT JEALOUSY

Alongside sexuality, jealousy is one of the most powerful and intense human emotions. When we are jealous, we come into contact with our low self-esteem in every regard. Our self-esteem, sense of being loved, sexuality, sense of security, trust, everyday life, outlook and worldview are all brought into play, swirl around inside us and are manifested as pain. We become

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ABOUT LOVE

ABOUT LOVE To be able to love someone else, you have to love yourself. If your self-love is limited, your ability to love anyone else will be limited too. Feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, inadequate personal skills and unlove impact the way we meet the world. Cultivating self-love and maximizing our personal freedom will improve both our own life and

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ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM, 1

ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM Like the princess, most of us have been loved for what we do, rather than for who we are. Our ability to set aside our own needs and focus on fulfilling others’ is widely rewarded in professional contexts, while our ability to sense ourselves, tap into our emotions and stand up for ourselves is best stimulated by insightful

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ABOUT CREATIVITY

In the illustration, the princess’s creativity was disrupted during her early childhood. Her creative urge is largely intact, but she still feels the sorrow stemming from the queen’s disapproval whenever she tries to be creative. That has two unfortunate consequences. One is a failure to be creative. The other is that whatever she does create will be affected by her

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? That is a question most of us ask ourselves from time to time. Especially when life is challenging or difficult or when life is ending. It is rarely a question that comes up when we are content, deeply satisfied, just met the love of our life or won the big prize in the lottery.

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Create A Better World 5

One of the key factors for success in our personal and professional life is a high level of emotional intelligence. Create A Better World is a series of books that promotes this capacity through straightforward, and clear psychological knowledge that you can put to use in your everyday life. Our most important personal tools are psychological insight and the ability

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Create A Better World 4

One of the key factors for success in our personal and professional life is a high level of emotional intelligence. Create A Better World is a series of books that promotes this capacity through straightforward, and clear psychological knowledge that you can put to use in your everyday life. Our most important personal tools are psychological insight and the ability

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Create A Better World 3

One of the key factors for success in our personal and professional life is a high level of emotional intelligence. Create A Better World is a series of books that promotes this capacity through straightforward, and clear psychological knowledge that you can put to use in your everyday life. Our most important personal tools are psychological insight and the ability

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Create A Better World 2

One of the key factors for success in our personal and professional life is a high level of emotional intelligence. Create A Better World is a series of books that promotes this capacity through straightforward, and clear psychological knowledge that you can put to use in your everyday life. Our most important personal tools are psychological insight and the ability

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Create A Better World 1

One of the key factors for success in our personal and professional life is a high level of emotional intelligence. Create A Better World is a series of books that promotes this capacity through straightforward, and clear psychological knowledge that you can put to use in your everyday life. Our most important personal tools are psychological insight and the ability

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ABOUT TRUST

ABOUT TRUST Our personal emotional defences developed during early childhood, a time when our survival depended on our parents, and our own agency was limited. When it comes to meeting the world with an open heart, the prince in the illustration has not learned how to keep himself safe. He is completely taken aback by the reality he encounters and

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TIME TO DEVELOP YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?

TIME TO DEVELOP YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? Whether we like it or not, life keeps presenting us with new possibilities and challenges. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years tick by, life ticks by. Everything is continuously changing in us, in our relationships and in the world around us. NOTHING in this world is constant. Life is

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About self-esteem

ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM The beautiful princess looks in the mirror and sees Cinderella. Most people are loved for what they do rather than for who they are. When our own sense of being loved is conditioned on receiving love from others we are much too vulnerable and dependent on others’ goodwill and love. Our emotional and personal reason and justification for

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PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT FOR YOU AND THE PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU

PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT FOR YOU AND THE PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU The book series Create A Better World and the related blog offer a wide variety of psychological tools to add to the toolbox of your life. I write simple, straightforward, topical texts that cut to the bone of the issue at hand. The books contain a large number of exercises

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ABOUT MISSION

ABOUT MISSION Are you aware what your mission is? Have you formulated a mission that helps you define yourself as a person and helps you consciously steer clear of obstacles, make the right choices and achieve your goals in life? A clearly formulated mission – based on who you are, what you do, where your personal interests lie and what

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WHAT IS PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION?

ABOUT PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION Projective identification occurs when we become something others say we are. We identify with someone else’s projections and thus become something we are not. The young noblewoman gives in to pressure, puts on a hat she does not feel like wearing and tries be the party girl the other noblewoman says she normally is. The reason for

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Welcome to the School of Life 4.0 and beyond

Welcome to the School of Life 4.0 and beyond The world is full of colour and nuance. Nevertheless, or perhaps because of that, there is much that we do not understand and, hence, despite our best intentions, there is a great deal of sorrow and misery – of our own making – in our relationships. We are all students in

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BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SPEAKER, part 1

BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SPEAKER, part 1 Based on the headline, you are probably expecting a quick and easy recipe for how to give a good speech or presentation. That is not what I am offering. It is easy to give a good speech or presentation. when we have good content, know how to present it, have practised our performance

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ABOUT FEAR AND DESIRE

ABOUT FEAR AND DESIRE Everything that we really want or desire, we also fear. Similarly, everything we fear, we also desire. This may seem confounding, and from experience I also know that some find the notion very provoking – but before you reject the idea out of hand, please give it a chance. ‘I am afraid that you won’t like

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THE 2020 ALTERNATIVE TO THE LAW OF JANTE

THE 2020 ALTERNATIVE TO THE LAW OF JANTE The jester in the illustration does not approve of the nobleman’s condescending manner towards the maid, so he takes action. With his easy manner and straightforward approach to life, including the current situation, he chooses to put his arm around the maid rather than explaining how the nobleman’s grumpiness affects him. The

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