December 14, 2016

Best Season’s Greetings from Olga Henggi Blog

Let’s gather family and friends
welcome the angels heaven sends
enjoy that Christmas time is here
and look forward to a Happy New Year.

Wishing you peace and happiness this Holiday Season and in 2017!

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr!

November 1, 2016

How to Welcome a New Employee

A team leader delegates welcoming activities and faces problems. Read about how to find solutions ...
It was 08h30. Sam, Emily, John, and Peter were in the office. It was just an ordinary Monday morning but something was different. John was waiting for Mike, the new employee, that had been hired due to Helen’s courageous engagement.

October 20, 2016

In a Word: Demagogue

In a Word is a series focused on the English Language (vocabulary/grammar).

Do you know what the root “demo” means?

October 8, 2016

In a Word: October

In a Word is a series focused on the English Language (vocabulary/grammar).

Why isn’t October the eighth month of the year?

July 17, 2016

Happy Hour: It’s Still Business

Ruth was still in the office sitting at her desk. She had just finished writing e-mails. Her mobile rang. It was John: “Ruth, where are you? We are waiting for you.” She looked at her watch. It was 19h00, high time to hurry up to the happy hour. “I am on my way. See you soon,” Ruth lied and didn’t know why. She grabbed her coat and went out…

June 23, 2016

English Games, Wordsearch, and More in Summer Fun with English

It’s summer time. I am pretty sure you want to relax and enjoy nice weather. What about English that you are learning? How to enjoy summer weather, learn English, and feel great at the same time? Here is the solution….

May 10, 2016

Leading through Communication: Dealing with Workplace Harassment (Part 2)

“A victim of sexual harassment can be a man or a woman. The victim can be of the same sex as the harasser. The harasser can be a supervisor, co-worker, other Department employee, or a non-employee who has a business relationship with the Department.” (U.S. Department of State)
In my story the victim is a woman, Ruth, who is John’s (the team leader) deputy. The harasser is Ron, senior manager. You also meet Ruth’s colleague in the story. Her name is Emily (John’s personal assistant).

John was still sitting in the café, where he had lunch with Ruth, and thinking about her words….

March 18, 2016

How to Lead Through Communication: Dealing with Harassment

How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace? How to communicate in such situation?

I published this article on my blog Your Life and Business (it is closed to public now) some years ago. The article immediately attracted enormous readers’ attention and became one of their favorite articles:

February 29, 2016

Targeted English Writing – Now!

Need help with writing?
Do you have problems to get your thoughts in order before writing?
Do you panic which tense or modal verb to use in your writing?
Do you want to pass Cambridge exams?
Are you looking for a small group session, or a private session, or a corporate workshop?

February 8, 2016

What Makes a Team Leader Strong

Managers are often leaders at the same time. Well, is there any difference between a leader and a manager? The story below helps you to see this. By the way, what makes a team leader strong?

January 28, 2016

Your English Vocabulary: How to Learn New Words

Your English Vocabulary No.1/2016 is out!
Do you know when to use the verbs send, send off, send on, and send out?

January 20, 2016

In Season Cooking: Deconstructed Sand Tarts

I was happy to use a good recipe from America's Test Kitchen but I changed the ingredients a bit and as well as the method of preparation. However, everything happened by chance…

January 4, 2016

How to Respond to a Team in Crisis

John, a team leader, who had just come back from holiday, was sitting at his desk in the office. Emily, his personal assistant, and two other team members, Peter and Sam, had cheerfully greeted him. Where was Ruth, his deputy?