Mastermind Group and Brain Trust – what is it, how do they work, what are the differences?

Mastermind Group and Brain Trust – what is it, how do they work, what are the differences?

Running your own business is very exciting, but also difficult. As an entrepreneur, you are often left on your own, make your own decisions and face business challenges. Even if you have the support of your loved ones, if they are not entrepreneurs, it is often difficult for them to “get into your shoes”, and thus – to help. The ideal solution to such a situation is to find a group of people who, just like you, know the daily hardships of running a business, are looking for inspiration or want to exchange their experience with someone, gaining new ideas, knowledge and competences. Such people, thanks to whom you will see that every entrepreneur is struggling with different problems and you are not alone with it, can be found in mastermind groups, i.e. communities of entrepreneurs or business coaches helping each other.
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How I realized the return on investment at the level of ROI

How I realized the return on investment at the ROI level = 4 525% by joining the ecoCoach Community – Grzegorz Marek’s case study

Investing in yourself – your development and knowledge – is one of the best we can make. Grzegorz Marek, a student of the EcoCoach Community Business Coaching Academy and Executive Coaching, an entrepreneur, leader and business coach, found out about it. Find out how he got a ROI of 4.525% on his investment and what he learned during our program.

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Coaching with ROI

Coaching with ROI

If you put money in a drawer, it will lose value. If you invest well, it can bring you a high return on investment. Depending on how well you are familiar with finances and you know various investment options, well invested PLN 100 can bring you PLN 107, PLN 200, PLN 1,000 or PLN 10,000. People who know a lot about finance and investing know the possibilities of investing in real estate, stocks on the stock market, in their own business or in savings deposits in a bank account. In today’s article, I will introduce you to one of the ways of investing with the highest ROI, i.e. the return on investment in the coaching process. Thus, I will explain you what ROI is and why investing in business coaching – with business coaches from our ecoCoach team – brings the highest ROI and is a very popular method of investing in the USA by both individuals and companies.

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Self-management – freeing employee engagement

Self-management – Unleashing Employee Engagement

Turquoise organizations are a model of creating companies more and more often used by entrepreneurs. Increasingly chosen both in large and small companies. In the book “Working differently” Frederic Laloux described the turquoise management model as the highest stage in organizational management consciousness. Besides the “Evolutionary Turquoise” there are four other “colors of the organization” – that is the organizational cultures of the company, but described as the most innovative and future-oriented. While in classic management we deal with a hierarchical system, in turquoise organizations we distinguish three pillars – self-management, striving for wholeness and an evolutionary goal. After Frederic Laloux published Working Differently, it turned out that many more leaders and companies were creating organizations using self-management practices. Such people were, among others, Marek Wzorek, who at igus Sp. z o.o. as the president of the management board, he co-founded an organization based on a non-hierarchical Solar System as the company’s organizational structure. By gathering my own experience and by talking to many other self-management practices, such as Ruben Timmerman, Jan Zborowski, Rahim Blak or Frank Blase, Marek Wzorek described his own experience in self-management and other practitioners in the book “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century”. In this article, we are going to look at the first pillar of teal organizations – self-management. What is self-management, or how can a company function based on mutual relations?
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Check what boss you are

Check what boss you are

Only 62% of employees in Poland assess the level of trust between themselves and their superiors as appropriate. Also, nearly 60% of employers react in the event of low results or failure to achieve goals. Less than half of entrepreneurs notice and appreciate the individual contribution of employees to the company’s achievements, demonstrate a motivating way of acting and support subordinates, providing them with valuable tips for the development of employees’ competences and skills (Aon Hewitt, 2013-2014).

Which group of employers do you belong to? Remember that you can make changes to your management system and method of communication virtually every day. In the process of change, feedback is very important, which can be provided by those with whom you work. Be prepared for a discussion in an atmosphere of respect and openness.

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Delegating tasks and responsibilities – how to do it effectively?

Delegating tasks and responsibilities – how to do it effectively?

Delegating tasks within an organization is a key skill that increases the company’s productivity. It is the delegation of a task and responsibility for it to other people in order to increase productivity and save time for other important tasks. In short, it is simply outsourcing your work to others to achieve better results. However, it often happens that managers do not do it due to low trust in people to whom they could delegate tasks and the belief that they themselves are best able to perform a given activity. Delegating tasks is directly related to sharing responsibility for them.
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Karpman’s dramatic triangle in the workplace and in the community – how to avoid it?

Karpman’s dramatic triangle in the workplace and in the community – how to avoid it?

Have you ever heard of Karpman’s Drama Triangle? Do you know people who give more than they can get? Or do you feel like a “Savior” yourself? The Savior is one of the three key roles in the Drama Triangle, which is a concept that illustrates the roles people assume. It not only affects family relationships or between friends, but such a psychological game is also noticeable in the sphere of work. What is the Karpman Drama Triangle and how to avoid it in the workplace and in the community?

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6 steps to a career change

6 steps to a career change

The transition to the next stage of professional development is associated with the need to develop new skills and find yourself in a new situation. Therefore, it is worth preparing for them properly. If you are expecting a significant change in your job, think about what you can do right now to get the best out of the situation.

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