Conflict Management 101

Author Ivan Petkovic from Hamburg, Germany Conflict Management 101 Conflict is a tricky word and varies a lot from culture to culture. In some cultures “pursuing conflict” is a sign of engagement with others and in other cultures, conflict is avoided at all costs. Again, in some cultures, conflict can mean anything as small as a disagreement and in other cultures, it is only used for heavily escalated situations. Whatever it is, a conflict will sooner or later be present in our lives

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How to handle feedback in everyday (judge) life – part 3

Author Ivan Petkovic from Hamburg, Germany Welcome to the 3 part of this feedback article series! I hope you have tried giving feedback. Today we will be finishing this story of feedback by talking about receiving it. Receiving feedback is easier if your mindset is in the right place. Most of us like hearing praise and dislike hearing criticism, but the later one usually can teach us more about ourselves. For this reason, I will be focusing on how to receive critical or constructive

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How to handle feedback in everyday (judge) life – part 2

Author Ivan Petkovic from Hamburg, Germany Welcome to part 2 of this feedback article series! Welcome to part 2 of this feedback article series! I hope you liked the introduction part. As always, share your ideas and thoughts with me in the comments or message me directly. If you have missed the last part, you can find it here. Communicate your observation from the “I perspective” This usually is an easy task, but let us focus on it for just a second: "Communicating

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How to handle feedback in everyday (judge) life – Introduction

Author Ivan Petkovic from Hamburg, Germany Feedback. A very popular buzzword not only in the Judge Program but in the professional working world as well. Almost all organizations (and people inside them) want feedback to be happening, but most of them do not know how it is properly given. Also, what does properly mean? Let’s start from the anti-pattern or bad example. Quite often feedback is given for selfish reasons alone: “If you will change from this to that, I will be happy.” You

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On the shoulders of giants – the leaders of the Coaching Sphere

On the shoulders of giants - the leaders of the Coaching Sphere “Standing on the shoulders of giants” - Isaac Newton After the long summer (or winter for readers from the Southern hemisphere), I would like to welcome you back to the Coaching Sphere’s blog. Last time I wanted to present you the idea behind the Sphere and my motivation for leading it (click me!). But no one can achieve great things alone. And today, I want to present you the people who make this Sphere work! In almost

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Why the Coaching Sphere?

Author Ivan Petkovic from Hamburg, Germany I would like to use this first post to introduce the theme for the Sphere, how it came to be and say a bit about myself. If you, the reader, have had similar experiences as I did with this topic, that interests me a lot.   I want you to think about whether this topic makes sense as a focus within the Judge Program in the form of a Sphere. And if you have a minute or two to spare, let me know your thoughts. Everything I will be writing about,

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