Leading Made Simple



5 red flags for your business strategy!

By Manfred Gollent | Feb 13, 2023 |
business strategy

Well, there are a variety of factors that may have rendered your business plans either partially or completely obsolete. These factors could be rooted in macroeconomic events, significant changes in technology, or societal trends, to name a few. Here are five potential red flags that should give you pause to evaluate if one of your most important…

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Attitude is Everything!

By Manfred Gollent | Jan 10, 2023 |
Attitude is Everything! 1

I would even say attitude is everything and then some… It is so fundamental! I wrote this article originally several years ago and it has only increased in its importance and actuality. At one time in the past, I read a little Native American story related to attitude which can serve as the starting point. Here…

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8 Secrets to Re-building Employee Loyalty

By Manfred Gollent | Jan 7, 2023 |
Employee engagement is the key to high performance and employee loyalty

We played a round of golf on a recent weekend: two business owners, the executive of a mid-sized company, and myself. At one point in the round, the conversation turned toward finding and keeping good employees, and the natural offshoot of that topic: lack of employee loyalty. The arguments circled around “young people don’t want…

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Leading by Example: People “Listen” to What You Do!

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 10, 2022 |
leading by example

Leading by example is a popular term in the conversation about effective leadership. However, what does it really mean? All leaders independent of their “address” within the hierarchy actually do lead by example. Leading by example is a default position simply for the fact that people “listen” to the leader’s actions far more than they listen to the words.…

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9 Ideas to Enhance Employee Engagement

By Manfred Gollent | Nov 15, 2022 |
employee engagement

Employee engagement is one of the most critical components of organizational success! Engaging the people on your team, in your organization or your company is crucial to maximizing organizational performance! It is one of the most important leadership issues on a daily basis.  Employee engagement on every level of the organization is the foundation of…

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By Manfred Gollent | Aug 24, 2022 |
qhiet quitting, people engagement, engaged employees

QUIET QUITTING, the humongous, untapped opportunity in today’s business environment! Quiet quitting is a popular and essentially wrong term because people aren’t quitting. What it turns out to be is employees are not willing to go the “extra mile”, they are not going “above and beyond” what they perceive to be hired and paid for.…

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The “Great Resignation” is really the great re-shuffling: 9 Crucial Leadership Practices for Success!

By Manfred Gollent | May 5, 2022 |
great resignation, effective leadership

The “great resignation” is the currently popular bus word. And it is certainly a serious challenge for employers big and small. The important question is how to deal with the situation in an effective and productive manner. We must address the matter of the great resignation with a Win-Win mindset if we want to find…

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5.5 Steps to Succeed as a “Virtual Leader”

By Manfred Gollent | Feb 22, 2022 |
Virtual leader, hybrid work environment

Many leaders had to become acquainted with a remote work environment, fast! When the consequences of the pandemic hit, working from home transitioned from a privilege to a requirement. Two years into the COVID crisis we experience stabilization towards either fully distributed or a hybrid work structure. The traditional in-person office environment has been replaced…

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The 10.5 Gifts of Kindness!

By Manfred Gollent | Nov 28, 2021 |

Effective leaders love people and kindness plays an important role. They are authentic, do what they say that they are going to do and create a motivational environment. Daniel Waldschmidt, a highly respected sales strategist, consultant, and acquaintance of mine stated once in an address to a group of business people that kindness is fundamental…

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Does your organizational culture make you less profitable?

By Manfred Gollent | May 18, 2021 |
organizational culture

The core question: Does your organizational culture prevent or enhance profitability?

Before you answer this question reactively, consider the fact that the profitability of your company depends on a range of variables. Profit is a result of how well your organization manages and drives these variables.

How do you like the culture of your company? What features do you like and what is it you can’t stand? Is it hard to answer such questions in specific terms?

Most likely, I guess. Most of my clients tend to struggle to answer such inquiries in a factual manner. Yet, it is of crucial importance to understand, evaluate and take steps to enhance a company’s culture constantly.

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