Welcome!This blog contains challenging, inspiring ideas for people with an keen interest in their personal and professional development. In a nutshell: An edge for you!
For thinkers, pragmatists, and engaged individuals with personal ambitions beyond leading a streamlined life. And especially: for people who look for solutions when they feel they got stuck…
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You may have come to this site from my website, or because I thought that you might appreciate the resources it offers: ideas that are designed to be put into practice. You will benefit from giving them some thought, and then make them work for you in practice.
Whether you are pondering some issues around management or leadership, or wonder what you can do differently when you feel stuck, I may have some fresh ideas for you. These are no know-it-all articles; I just want to start a fire in your mind. Filling in the blanks is then up to you. Unless of course, you want to explore working together.
No matter if you already are in, or aspiring to, a leadership position, I’d like to invite you to put these thoughts to work.
This blog is dear to my heart…
I already have a professional website – I help owners and top managers to make it to the next level of contribution, and enjoy life there. This has been my passion for over 20 years now. I also work with leaders-to-be, and owners of startups, but mainly help successful managers stay on top of things and drive their key priorities. To achieve this, we typically work together for 9-24 months, one-on-one. My clients are with companies like ABB, ATKearney, BakerMcKenzie, BMW, Continental, Danone, KPMG, Merck, PSA, Siemens, and many smaller owner-run companies.
Given my high-touch way of working I can only reach a small group. But I have accumulated many tools in 20 years of practice that people can benefit from at various stages of their careers and life – whether they wonder how to make the contribution they desire, how to transform a key relationship, how to stay true to their values, or how to live and work the way they want. This is the reason I created this blog: for people whose ambition goes beyond having a streamlined career. People who juggle a lot in their lives, yet take time to reflect their issues: I address those who are willing to look at their part of the equation, how they contribute to their issues, and how they can therefore contribute to the solution. This is not a mainstream ambition… – most people are happy to play “blame games“, or even worse, create unhappy, relentless „self-improvement schemes“ for themselves, which typically only sets them up for a frustrating cycle of disappointing their ambitions.
If you believe that your current limits aren’t set in stone, and like chewing on good questions, you might enjoy the pointers offered here. Naturally, some will resonate more than others. If you don’t like an idea, that’s ok, just take another one. I offer glimpses into a different way of working and living that is more sustainable, respectful, and enjoyable. This is my aspiration in my life and work, and to a lesser degree, my wish for this website, given the obvious limits of one-sided communication.
There is nothing to buy here. I am assuming that the people who might end up wanting to work with me need their time to build trust, and don’t wish to be pestered by “special offers“. I believe that helping people who are willing to invest into themselves is not only a worthy endeavour, but also makes business sense: trust grows slowly over time. And a coaching is first and foremost a trust-based relationship.
Three disclaimers upfront to avoid misunderstandings
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In browsing mode, chances are you won’t get much out of this. Unless you interact with the thoughts on a deep level, there won’t be much result. Even videos require some thought and action on your part.
The work sheets require some 30 minutes of thinking time in order to produce value. As with live coaching, good questions can only produce if the answers have the same quality – which takes time.
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