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 […]

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 […]

Executive Coach – An Effective Leadership Development Process!

In the past, executive coaching in the business arena had a somewhat negative connotation. When a manager or leader “got a coach assigned” it was often a measure of last resort. The situation has changed dramatically during the last 10 years and people have realized that an executive coach can support them further their already successful live. […]

Results: It’s the people in a company that generate them!

Working with my clients I am often confronted with questions about implementing the latest technology, upgrading the infrastructure or equipment and improving processes. While this is all very important it is easy to overlook the one common denominator: the people in the organization. It is not our technology, equipment or processes that generate results; it is the people in our […]

Customer loyalty development goes beyond customer service!

Talking about customer service with different people will typically provide different views and experiences. That said, customer service is generally considered one of the most significant differentiation factors in a competitive environment. What do we really want to achieve with customer service? The most successful individuals and organizations have defined the desired result as “Customer […]

How to have successful meetings?

Have you ever disliked going into a meeting? Highly likely, right? How come? What is the problem with meetings? Are they typically too long? Are they poorly organized Are there too many unproductive arguments between the participants? Are the same people always hijacking the discussion? Are they often getting off track from the topic discussed? […]

Leadership and Compassion – a powerful combination

Compassion is a fundamental pillar for highly effective leadership, however, it may not always enjoy the level of importance it deserves! Let’s explore some basics and the related implications…. What is compassion in practical terms? I found an appealing explanation of the term compassion at the “Greater Good” website and they state it as the […]

Habits, your best friends… and your worst enemies!

How come that your habits can be both, friends and enemies? Habits drive our life. More than 80% of what we do every single day is based on habitual action. This is true for the good habits we all have which support us in all positive and productive action. However, it is as much fact […]