Do it like Nole and Stefanos

by George Pastidis

I love sports. I love playing and watching sports and I love reflecting on sports. Sports help you learn and sports help you tell good stories about lessons learned. One recent awesome source of great stories to tell was the Roland Garros semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The diligent, intelligent, machine like Serb who together with the enthusiastic, stubborn, talented Greek, gave the world three great lessons read more…

Dealing with ageism in the workplace

by George Pastidis

Fifteen years back, I saw one day a friend clean-shaven after having for a long time a 10-day beard. He explained to me that being in his mid-fifties, he needed to get rid off his beard that was turning grey for avoiding being perceived and treated as a tired veteran in his workplace. I believed that things had gotten better ever since. Not sure how much though read more…

My gym buying journey

by George Pastidis

A couple of weeks back, I wanted to look for a new gym because my old one did not match my new COVID era’s criteria of hygiene. Apparently, my top criteria were the level of cleanliness and ventilation and then of course how busy the place is at my prime workout times, the opening hours, the quality of equipment and the membership’s fee. I cared less about the group programs or the personal trainers’ availability or whether they would weight me or guide my nutrition. I needed and wanted very specific things which I knew how to get read more…

Power Skills για το ψηφιακό παρόν και μέλλον της εργασίας

by George Pastidis

Άρθρο μου με θέμα POWER SKILLS ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΨΗΦΙΑΚΟ ΠΑΡΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΛΛΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑΣ περιλαμβάνεται σήμερα 11 Ιουλίου στην ετήσια έκδοση LEADING EMPLOYERS in GREECE που κυκλοφορεί σε Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη με την εφημερίδα ΝΕΑ.

My article POWER SKILLS FOR THE DIGITAL PRESENT AND FUTURE OF WORK is included today 11 July in the yearly edition LEADING EMPLOYERS in GREECE with the newspaper NEA in Athens and Thessaloniki. Apologies that it’s only in Greek!

Thank you ICAP Group of Companies!! read more…

The workplace of the future exercise

by George Pastidis

We read and hear every day that most of the big major corporations, making good use of the valuable learnings over the last months, they are kicking-off ambitious and needed initiatives looking at the workplace of the future. Looking at recreating a workplace that will meet better the needs of people and organizations. A human centric workplace that will help people enhance their performance while it’s adapted in the current and future needs and conditions. The right workplace of the new digital era read more…

Where I am going to buy my next bike from

by George Pastidis

The lockdown got over in France two weeks ago and the weather was sunny and beautiful. Perfect timing for getting back to my biking habit. I jumped on my Orbea trekking bike and I headed to Verrières, a nice forest up on a hill only 4 km from my place. Few hundreds of meters before I reach my destination, I realized that I got a flat tyre. Never was a handy man. I walked the bike back and the very next day, I took it to the shop for fixing it. Same shop I had bought the bike from a year back read more…

What are the choices when someone puts a gun to your head?

by George Pastidis

Harvey Specter, the super-duper attorney in the legal drama “Suits” says: “What are your choices when someone holds a gun to your head? You do what they say or they shoot you, right? Wrong! You take the gun or pull out a bigger gun or you call a bluff or you do any of the other 146 other things”. What Harvey does not say is when you have the gun pointing your head, your brains freeze and this is why you fail to see other options than doing what they say or get shot. And in case we’re talking about a negotiation deal: cave or deadlock read more…