The Missing Piece in the Project Manager

Any project manager has a tough job to satisfy all stakeholders involved! Project managers have specific targets to reach, which are traditionally defined in financial terms as well as a strict time line. Certified project managers are well trained and often experts in different project planning methods, scheduling structures and project management tools. However, the results […]

Do You Live Up to Your Potential?

What does “potential” mean in this context? It stems from the Latin word “potential” or power, and in this context a good definition could be “the latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness”. In essence our potential is also defined by our own imagination of our limitation, yet […]

On Engagement: You can’t clean a house without being in it

In the last post the focus was about Leading Change, today it is about Engagement. The “red line” however, stays unchanged and cannot be emphasized enough. Leaders are required for one predominant reason: to create results! On that notion I define leadership as creating results THROUGH people. The key word is “through” and there is one […]

On Change: Some simple ground rules for leaders

The last post was about Self-Discipline and self-leadership and this time it is about change. However, the introduction stays the same and cannot be repeated enough. We need leaders for one predominant reason: to create results! With this in mind we can define leadership as creating results THROUGH people. The key word is through in […]

A collection of wisdom only age can provide

In my profession as an executive coach there is always a focus on progress, success and achieving goals, and this is a good thing. Yet it is also important to take a step back, assess and reflect… Our way of life has become a fast moving entity based on rapid change which may not always […]

Self-Leadership – Simple Ground Rules for Leaders

We need leaders for one predominant reason: to create results! Self-leadership is one of the elements required. With this in mind we can define leadership as creating results THROUGH people. The key word is through in this context. There is one more angle to consider: Leadership is situational. Leaders need to acquire a comprehensive “tool […]

Ten Steps to a Motivating Work Environment (Motivation)

As an executive coach quite often I get asked for the “secret sauce” of employee motivation. I have to “disappoint”   every time with my answer. We cannot motivate employees in a sustainable manner. All the well known, traditional means of motivation like i.e. money, fear, pain or pleasure create only a short-term impact. To […]

Why actually bother with a strategy plan?

Entrepreneurs, business owners and executives are taking many measures to thrive in any given economic environment. Why do they often fret over tough decisions to make sure that they are the right ones? What is it that gives them sleepless nights going over the numbers to figure out yet another way to reduce cost and progress […]

7 Keys to Mastering Personal Belief

My friend and highly respected colleague Tammy Kohl posted a great blog some time ago that I would like to share again with my readers as it timeless and may be of great value for reflection at the beginning of a year. Many of us take account, set new goals and establish “new year’s resolutions” for […]

Success: Rising beyond the ordinary! How?

Time passes before our eyes with a dynamic speed and we find ourselves often in the uncomfortable position of being behind plan if we even have made concrete plans. The question remains from which position are we going to look back onto a specific year when we reach it’s end? Will it be a year […]