Continuous learning and credentials for sales

by George Pastidis

A colleague who is a learning consultant that I work very close with, came across a senior sales leader the other day who was wondering if it makes sense a successful seller who has currently won a significant deal to get more sales training or go for some sales learning credentials. I fully understand if a top seller who might have just aced a multimillion 5G deal has second thoughts about investing time on getting some 5G learnings and earning a 5G badge. Valid points and fair concerns which need to be addressed. read more…

Sell like a bee

by George Pastidis

I watched a very interesting TEDx Talk the other day with Marianne Gee, a beekeeper.  Marianne explained why honeybees are a source of inspiration and how they teach us to think sometimes small for acting big. She said that a honeybee in her lifetime makes only one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey. But it is the collective work that brings the result. Many small bits of honey that get together for making the big output. An output actually that the honeybee never benefits from read more…

Why networking matters to me

by George Pastidis

I had great time during holidays. I did lots of things with family and friends, visiting my home town, Athens. Among the highlights of my holidays were a reunion with former colleagues and friends from a mobile operator I worked for 25 years back, an old-school (literally and metaphorically) party with my friends from my elementary school and several get-togethers with friends from my Scout group. Not to mention tens of one-on-ones with buddies from my youth. A friend noticed those interactions of mine and he said to me that I am way too nostalgic. This feedback got me start thinking. Is there something wrong with me? Why I like so much staying connected with the past? Does this mean maybe that I have no life now? I did not go to see a therapist. But I did try to give my self some explanations, some answers read more…

Two things I learned in 2019

by George Pastidis

It sounds perhaps like something other than growth mindset, speaking only about two things that I learned this year. I should clarify then that I am only referring to the two tip top things I learned in 2019. Two things that I believe they’re of great significance and they meant a whole lot for me. Two things that I feel peers and friends should pay the utmost attention in and benefit from because they are success drivers read more…

I have socks, thank you

by George Pastidis

I spent last Monday and Tuesday at the Unleash HR Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Paris convention center. Amazing event with great speakers, innovative companies, interesting services, good organization and super energy. A lot to learn and definitely worth investing two work days there. But there was a BUT! read more…

Leaving the sandy beaches sunsets behind

by George Pastidis

Leaving the sandy beaches romantic sunsets behind to get back to work, it is never easy. It is actually particularly challenging for me that I have every time to say goodbye to my home country, family and friends. But it’s a tough job we all gotta do and we need to identify our little tips and tricks for making it easier. We must plan smart to smoothen up our return and make it work for ourselves and the organization we work for read more…

Nick Kyrgios, the myth-buster

by George Pastidis

He consistently smashes his rackets and occasionally he puts them on a flight mode. Although he entered Washington Open with five racquets, he would have played the final with one only if his father had not shipped few more and some networking with FedEx had not helped in getting them in time out of the customs. He sometimes swears at the spectators, when he gets pissed off (and this does not happen rarely), he often spits on the ground and being sarcastic with the umpire is every day business. Hardly a player on the tour, including the big three, avoid his trash-talking that brings in mind more of boxing behaviors and less of tennis. read more…