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Intercultural coaching

By |March 8th, 2024|Categories: Intercultural Psychology|

Intercultural coaching  What is intercultural coaching? Intercultural coaching is a specialized form of coaching that helps individuals and organizations navigate and thrive in intercultural environments. It focuses on raising awareness of cultural differences, understanding, and sensitivity so that they can effectively interact and communicate with people from different cultures. How can intercultural coaching help you? Intercultural coaches help clients improve [...]

Sometimes we have to force ourselves into doing something, even if we don’t want to

By |November 4th, 2022|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Sometimes we have to force ourselves into doing something, even if we don't want to.  It is Saturday afternoon, I am holding my surfboard and standing on the other side of the planet in Brazil. A typical picture for a Czech girl, haha. I am looking at the waves. They aren't so good today. I do not want to enter [...]

“I’m feeling frustrated.”

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Positive Psychology|

"I'm feeling frustrated." Many clients come to me feeling frustrated. So let's look at what frustration is and how to deal with it. WHAT IS FRUSTRATION? Frustration is the emotion we feel when we fail to achieve our goal. We feel frustrated when something is not as we would like it to be. The more important the goal was, the [...]

What are cognitive biases and heuristics?

By |September 18th, 2022|Categories: Behavioral Economics|

What are cognitive biases and heuristics? Knowing what cognitive biases and heuristics are, is the basis for making good decisions. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what these terms mean, so let's fix that. A cognitive bias is a systematic error in reasoning that happens when people process and interpret information in the world, and these errors affect their decision-making. You can [...]

“Don’t worry so much…”

By |September 5th, 2022|Categories: Positive Psychology|

"Don't worry so much..." Has anyone ever told you that? But how can you not worry about the future, when it is one of the most natural and important functions of the brain? If prehistoric men hadn’t worried, we wouldn't be here now. The ice age would have come, and he would have frozen Of course he had to worry. [...]

Mindfulness meditation

By |July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Behavioral Economics, Positive Psychology|

Mindfulness is a state of consciousness when we concentrate on awareness of the present moment. We are attentive to our thoughts and emotions without any judgment we acknowledge and accept them. Mindfulness meditation originates in Buddhist vipassanā meditation, which teaches people to be mindful. This meditation might have several forms, however, the basis is the same: be in the present [...]

How to motivate yourself in hard times?

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Inspirational thoughts from a man who is going to row across the Atlantic Ocean As a part of our study, I did a pre-interview with Milan about his trip and I will share with you some parts of this interview as an inspiration. You can read about his trip here. When you hear about a journey as this one, it [...]

“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take” Milan Rows

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

I am happy that Leader Decision can be part of Milan’s journey. Milan is a Czech guy, currently living in the US, who is going to attempt to be the first-person rowing from New York to St. Mary’s Harbor, Isles of Scilly in UK. There have only been 16 solo rows completed across North Atlantic from West to East, none [...]

What is psychological resilience?

By |April 19th, 2020|Categories: Positive Psychology|

Life isn’t perfect and we need to be resilient to handle all the hurricanes that it brings. However, what is psychological resilience? There are many definitions of resilience in psychology. I put together some of them and this is the definition that I like the most: Psychological resilience is an ability to remain calm during the crises, bounce back from [...]

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