With almost 90 years of Napoleon Hill, Stephen Covey, Tony Robbins and all the other gurus, the world should be flooded with rich and happy people by now, shouldn’t it? For most people though, achieving exceptional success is not as easy as many want to make you believe it is. In reality, the Optimization Madness that came as a side-effect of great self-help and motivational advice has a devastating impact: a lot of otherwise well-educated people are terribly unhappy these days…
Micromanagement keeps great people from getting great results. But as a leader, how do you deal with the dilemma of giving people freedom to do things their way while making sure they get the desired results?
As a leader in the East or in the West, you truly need to embrace diversity & inclusion. It’s not just a buzzword. You need to learn from others and adapt the best from everywhere. You must also keep an eye on your strengths: an overused strength turns into a weakness. And to my European friends, the Germans in particular: I wish you stopped discussing just for the sake of discussions, and instead used your great abilities to focus on getting results…
You want to start your own coaching practice? That’s great! But do not trust those who want you to believe that making a decent income from coaching is easy. In order to make a living from coaching, you must be able to help your clients to achieve sustainable behavioral change, and to guide them to success. In reality, this can be incredibly hard.
The New Year is a great opportunity to achieve your goals. But don’t frustrate yourself by not following through on the same New Year resolutions again and again. Here are three tips to make change last and be even more successful in 2016.
Many executives are likely to blindly follow the expectations of others rather their own inner compass. The question you have to ask yourself before taken the next career step is this: do I really want this?
The higher you move up the corporate ladder, the more external confirmation you receive that you are doing things right. And you are receiving less honest and less candid feedback. But such feedback matters, because behaviors that may have been tolerated in your previous job could now seriously sabotage your new role and ultimately your career. Read about typical behaviors that you want to avoid in order to prevent derailment.
Leadership is synonymous with strength and courage, so what happens when you need help? Isn’t that a sign of weakness? The truth is: great leaders know that they can accomplish great things only with and through others, and they will make use of all the help they can get!
Driven by a pressure to create impressive results quickly, executives in transition often forget the people around them. But a leader without followers is just a man taking a walk. As people are the key to success in any business and any industry, read here how you can leverage your own impact as a leader by pulling your people with you right from the first day.
Your large multinational organization may seem to have unlimited resources. Alas, you wish you could have a little bit of the agility and effectiveness of one-man shows!