Of identifying expectations and cheese

"Does anyone want to do a round of introductions?" – This is a question that is never asked at the beginning of a workshop or seminar. Instead, the round of introductions seems to be an essential requirement at events. Everything starts with the round of introductions. There are no two ways about it. In [...]

By |2022-04-19T15:44:50+02:0019. April 2022|

Just look at the trousers he is wearing…

"How do I want to be with myself and others?" is a question I regularly encourage my coachees to ask themselves. At the top of the list of answers is: calm. This is hardly surprising, given that my clients' nerves are frayed by their superiors, customers, delivery bottlenecks and, for the last almost [...]

By |2021-12-18T10:11:36+01:0018. December 2021|

The vanilla crescent dictatorship

"What would you have done in my position?" many coachees ask me when they tell me about challenging situations from their day-to-day work. Recently, Mr. V., managing director of a subsidiary in a group of companies, asked this question. He had been involved in a conflict with Mr. T., the managing director of another subsidiary [...]

By |2021-03-04T17:57:58+01:007. January 2021|

The Star Authority

"What did you learn from corona?" is a question currently being asked by many HR experts on LinkedIn & Co. Always take away something positive, seems to be the motto for those working from home. I can easily keep up with that, although unlike for many coaches, for me the whole thing has [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:02:56+01:0018. September 2020|

Anything but good!

"Can you please also address the issue of resilience?" a customer recently asked me. My task was to reflect on the results of a 360° feedback process with managers of a large corporation. The CEO attached particular importance to the issue of resilience. One of these topics that descended upon us shortly after 'work-life [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:13:18+01:0011. March 2020|

My boss is a jerk – how do I get rid of him?

What do I do if the management behaves in a way that completely goes against our corporate values?" asked Stefan, a retail manager, during one of my recent seminars. He did not wait for an answer, but continued – "In seemingly never-ending meetings we talk about how we are to act in the [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:21:14+01:005. March 2020|

Coffee or tea?

"Do you drink coffee or tea?" – I ask my coachees when they make their first appointment with me. It is important to me that my customers feel comfortable in my office. I also make a point of serving high-quality coffee and tea. The really tough ones get Coke Zero at 9 o'clock in [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:25:08+01:0014. January 2020|

Latin lesson for leaders

"How can we improve our meeting culture?" – I am asked on a pretty regular basis. Meetings – nobody likes them. Everyone thinks there are too many of them. They rarely bring the desired results. Some meetings are even downright unpleasant. At the end of a coaching session a few weeks ago, Mr. O., [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:31:47+01:006. January 2020|

Call me Kaa and trust in me!

“Can you run 10 workshops for us by the end of the year on the topic of trust?” a technology group asked me last August. On the one hand, for an independent trainer like me, jobs as large as these are similar to winning the jackpot. On the other hand, fall is a very [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:34:36+01:0031. October 2019|

It’s just an ocean experience

“Do you also offer training sessions just for women?” – I get asked on a regular basis. No, I do not. It does not make any sense to me that women (apparently) lead differently than men or that different rules apply to their careers than to those of their male counterparts. Recently, however, [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:38:00+01:0015. September 2019|
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