Tereza Urbánková

The importance of recovery

Some time ago I wrote an article for Thrive Global about resilience as our ability to bounce back when things don’t go as planned. However, resilience also depends on our ability to thrive amidst tough challenges. We won’t be able to build any...

The art of letting go

Not so long ago, I was reflecting on how life sometimes tests us, challenges our decisions, throws seemingly unsurmountable obstacles our way, lifts us up at times and then pushes us down on other occasions. When negotiating these twists and turns...

Making your New Year’s resolutions stick

There are many ambitious and smart people in the world achieving amazing things all year round. However, the US News & World Report revealed that 80% of New Year’s resolutions typically fail by the second week of February. I can clearly see this...

Omne trium perfectum

Have you heard of the rule of three? If you are a professional communicator or a presenter you may have, but have forgotten it and instead you keep writing messages and presentations which include a multitude of themes and bullet points wondering...

Winning in today’s public relations

Public relations (PR) has been around longer than most people realise; however, there’s never been such an exciting and challenging time to work in PR as we shift to direct engagement with the public thanks to the internet and social media. Let’s...

Be better. Be brief.

“Cut, refine, reorder ruthlessly. Be merciless.” In 2015, Microsoft Corp. carried out a study revealing that people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, a drop from 12 seconds, highlighting the effects of an increasingly digitalised...

Accelerate your professional and personal growth

Can working and living abroad help accelerate your professional and personal growth? I believe so. Here is why. On 13 April 2017, I had my little anniversary – 11 years of living and working in London, UK. People who have never lived abroad want to...

Do you know your ‘why’?

At the turn of a year, some of us tend to reflect on the past 12 months as well as to look ahead at what the upcoming year may have in store. While all of us can do that, in reality, few people instinctively know their life purpose and what they...

The power of social collaboration

“We need better collaboration.” That phrase has become frequently used in a corporate setting but what exactly does it mean and is it any more important now than it was in the past? Here are some of my thoughts why I believe collaboration, and...

Communicating effectively in times of change

Change is the only constant in life or as some say, change is a fact of life. My company goes through a major change every other year, so communicating change has become an almost daily routine for me. At times I hear people refer to change...

Why diversity matters

With all the press about diversity, inclusion (do you remember, publicity about lack of diversity at the Oscars not so long ago?), women in leadership, and the need to be open minded about religious and cultural differences, one might ask “is...

Is knowledge still power?

Or, did it use to be power back when it was not easily available and disseminated? My recent participation in a training course focusing on managing team effectiveness made me ponder on whether the objective to learn, to get empowered by knowledge...

Do we need passionate leadership?

Some time ago I had a presentation to members of one communications institution in London on our team’s success related to our acquisition communication for which we have recently won ‘The Best Financial and Corporate In-house Team’ and ‘The...

Suffering from ‘FOMO’?

Are you continuously worried that everyone else is doing something cool without you? You may be suffering from FOMO - Fear of Missing Out. Even worse, a new study reveals, you may be less satisfied with your life than the average person.

Are leaders born or made? Or both?

Which came first - the chicken or the egg? Do great leaders learn to be superb inspirational figures? Or is it all in the genes and do people with exemplary leadership skills have a natural aptitude for the job?

Are we wasting time on social media?

We are living through a technological revolution and the rise of social media has not only changed how we communicate and interact with one another but it has also changed how we all view the world.

Dare to Dream and Dream Big!

One of the greatest pleasures in life is doing what other people say you cannot do. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean breaking or bending the rules.There comes a time in the life of most people when the challenges seem overwhelming.

Get the New Year Off To a Good Start

As the New Year is getting into full swing, many people are still contemplating what is in store for all of us over the next 12 months. Typically, some of us start the year with big New Year’s resolutions.