For many of us there are only rare moments in which we do not think at all; when we are engaged in sports or indulged in a concert, for example. Besides these moments, the rational mind dominates the scene, one thought after another, until we fall asleep at night. In worst cases it even persists and keeps us from falling asleep.
Who doesn't know the experience: Work days are filled with tasks, phone calls, appointments and meetings. One thing follows another, and once a problem has barely been solved, the next one is just around the corner. Everybody seems to want something from us.
Who hasn't yet experienced it: you have a more or less complex problem and are literally, well ... stuck! Thoughts turn in paralyzing circles - around the problem. This condition is often called problem trance or problem hypnosis.
Employees do not quit jobs or companies - employees quit their managers. This is quite a provoking statement, which gives food for thought. Especially if you consider that up to 45 % of all managers do an insufficient job in the eyes of their team, as a recent survey conducted by the US consulting company Gallup reveals.
For many people in leading positions, „lonely at the top" is not just a simple cliché, but rather a sad reality. A personal sparring partner can make a crucial difference.