What does People like that IT-Billionaire Jon Oringer, LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke or extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner successful? Self-management works like cleaning a facade: the ability to stand up for yourself even in difficult situations to organize, decides on success in digital change.

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Learning from the successful: like a facade cleaning

Because at no other point in history were we more asked to work independently and to organize ourselves. The digital change has the effect of cleaning the facade, but it also offers many opportunities risks: The fundamental paradigm shift presents us with unknown challenges, fuels fears and requires us to learn new skills. This post shows what successful people do better. And how we overcome these challenges – with ourselves, with Courage and passion, but also what is in our Society in the education system, for example.

One of the most impressive interviews I've had recently was with the Sales-Director of Google Ireland. The Internet-Riese is undoubtedly one of the most successful Company of our time, so I was expecting a typical high performer, i.e. someone who couldn't get out of the Office comes out. Instead, one sat me Ms. opposite, who explained to me very calmly that she leaves the office every afternoon at 16 or 17 p.m., does not take any work home and makes a point of having dinner with her children at 18 p.m.

“It's mostly my own conscious decision, how long I work and when I can be reached. My colleagues accept that because I tell them exactly the same clear communicate ”, she explained to me and clarified her argumentation:“ The requirements of Google are very high. Only when I switch off can I concentrate fully in the office. That's why I don't spend my free time with colleagues. " When I later published the story in my column in the WELT, there was Criticism: Meehan, so the interview, is in the position to be able to afford that. I see it the other way around: Exactly because Meehan sets limits calmly but clearly, she made it into such a position.

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