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5 Keys to Lead a Distributed Workforce Effectively

By Manfred Gollent | Jul 17, 2020 |
distributed workforce

Leading a distributed workforce has its own set of challenges and won’t be successful in utilizing a traditional leadership approach. A great example is an organization that created WordPress, a website development platform used around the globe. Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of the WordPress Foundation and its parent company Automattic, believes anyone–and everyone–can pull off…

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Leading in a COVID19 world!

By Manfred Gollent | Jul 16, 2020 |
Leading in a COVID19 world

The COVID19 conversation is mushrooming into all kinds of directions. From a leadership perspective, I would suggest that anyone in any leadership position gets truly informed. This is, getting informed not only about the virus and its potential impact but also about the context. In my opinion, leaders on any level of the hierarchy in…

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The “Born Leader” is a Leadership Myth!

By Manfred Gollent | Jul 14, 2020 |
born leader is a leadership myth

I am fully aware that the headline of this article is deliberately provocative. Obviously, there will be a great many people wanting to argue the opposite, I get that, too. However, let’s explore the reasoning together with an open mind… Leadership has always been important, but we are entering into a new phase of the…

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4 Behaviors to Lead a Remote Workforce in a VUCA Environment?

By Manfred Gollent | Apr 20, 2020 |
4 Behaviors to Lead a Remote Workforce in a VUCA Environment? 1

The impact of the pandemic on all facets of life has created the perfect storm, a classic VUCA environment! One key consequence is the transition to a predominantly remote workforce. The term VUCA originated in 1987 to help describe the highly dynamic environment of modern warfare for military strategy planning. It has meanwhile evolved into…

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Multitasking is Killing Productivity and Quality

By Manfred Gollent | Apr 2, 2020 |
Multitasking is Killing Productivity and Quality 2

It sounds so impressive when we claim proudly… “I am very good at multitasking!” It provides this notion of “can-do”, fast-paced, “dancing on three weddings at the same time” and puts us in awe about ourselves. Others might also look at us with great admiration! Yet we might also get stressed out about “having to…

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Employee Engagement: Are your people truly engaged?

By Manfred Gollent | Sep 25, 2019 |
Organizational culture is the foundation for employee engagement!

Why should you care about employee engagement? Your life as a business leader is likely hectic. You must deal with an array of problems crying for our attention, be it internal issues such as staffing, quality, and production problems or external matters like battling for the best talent, competitive pressures, and ever-changing governmental regulations, to…

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Compassion – the foundation of transformational leadership

By Manfred Gollent | May 24, 2019 |
Compassion in leadership

Attracting and engaging new talent is one of the most talked-about issues in the world of business. Both, attracting new talent and engaging people into the vision and mission of an organization points to the organizational culture and, consequently, the leadership. Compassion is a fundamental pillar for highly effective leadership; however, it may not always…

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5 Crucial Leadership Lessons!

By Manfred Gollent | Apr 29, 2019 |
5 Crucial Leadership Lessons! 3

It is fascinating to see how impactful basic leadership concepts can be! Mike Abramson, CEO of D1 Fitness wrote about his experiences in a minimum wage job at McDonald’s. In his article (published in INC) he indicated five key points which are critical in any consumer/end-user focused business with a substantial service component. These are…

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Millennial Leaders and Entrepreneurs are Here for Good, Literally!

By Manfred Gollent | Feb 10, 2019 |
Millennial Leaders and Entrepreneurs are Here for Good, Literally! 4

Millennials tend to have a different view of business.
When I say “different,” I mean just that: different. I suggest that we all need to take a sabbatical from being immediately judgmental when something is different and ask good questions, reflect, evaluate and attempt to understand.

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Are you “generation-ready”?

By Manfred Gollent | Jan 21, 2019 |
Are you "generation-ready"? 5

Are you really ready to be an effective leader for the dynamics of a fast-changing workforce? What are the questions you are asking yourself to address the matter at hand? How are you leading a multi-generational work environment? Are you maximizing the potential outcome? It is all about generational leadership: inspiring and engaging a diverse, complex…

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