Jul 6

Tips On Cross-Cultural Leadership

If you work for a multinational company in a foreign country, your cross-cultural leadership skills are critical to achieving success. This is not only true for the impact on business outcome and organizational performance, but also very much for the progress of your own career.
While working abroad in countries as diverse as the United Arab [...]

Jun 21

Dead Fish Always Swim with The Stream

It is by branding that customers are invited to dream away, as long as they are willing to pay. And no product evokes more dreams than a car like Porsche, BMW, Audi or Mercedes Benz granting the endowment of power, prestige, and status. Or: ecology, family and individuality. Just choose the product, the brand delivers [...]

Jun 7

What Were Your Career-Defining Moments?

Have you ever spent time to think about what your career-defining moments were? We all have experienced in our life moments, decisions and events that had a major impact on our career. These moments define who we are, what we value and what we stand for. They determine how we and also others see ourselves. [...]

May 24

Successful Business Coaching Means Selecting the Right Coach

In recent years the coaching market was growing rapidly since it became a psycho-social profession in business on its own. This new profession, the business coach, roots in both professional fields: psychotherapy and business consulting. Thus, a professional business coach has to be able to respond to questions concerning personal development as well as organizational [...]

May 10

The Importance Of An Effective Learning And Development Approach

Sadly, a few weeks ago, Dr. Hermann-Peter Weicht, a very good friend and former colleague of mine, passed away. He has had a major impact on my life, since he was a great source of inspiration for me.
Professionally, he had more impact on me than anybody else. He took a deep interest in areas like [...]

Apr 26

Career versus Family? – New Mindsets Require New Approaches for Employer Branding and Talent Management

What young talents perceive are heart attacks of their superiors when they are in their mid-fortees, not rarely with lethal ending, divorces, residential school for kids, working days with ten hours and more as daily experience, black berry availability 24 hours seven days a week, including holidays.
What for? – Money, power, prestige.
Money, power, and prestige [...]

Apr 11

Strive For Balance In Your Life

When I was recently sitting together with my ten year old son Jomar in the living room, both of us reading a book, after a moment of hesitation and consideration, I decided to do with him an exercise that I had just read about.
I asked him: “Imagine that you are 100 years old and on [...]

Mar 29

Mission and Future of Human Resource Management

What do you tell graduates full of idealism what they might expect becoming a human resource manager? And what do you tell senior HR staff full of experience and not rarely full of frustration how the future of HR looks like and what their contribution needs to be?
Both, the young and the elder, have to [...]

Mar 15

Who Cares? About You!

As you visit this website you expect to read about caring leadership. I then assume you all are in a managing position or expect to be in a management position someday soon.
So what do you expect to learn from a website about caring leadership? Maybe some guidelines how to deal with your team. Maybe some [...]

Mar 1

The 15 Laws Of Personal Growth

Last week, I participated in a leadership training and certification program of John C. Maxwell in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A. John is an internationally highly respected leadership expert, speaker, coach and author who has sold more than 20 million books.
On his 65th birthday on February 20, 2012, he taught us the main lessons of [...]

Feb 14

The Social Media Recruiting Trap

Out of all channels we hear and in all channels we read: do social media or die. The truth is, if you do social media in order to recruit and you do it not appropriately, you might die as well: loss of image, damage to your brand, demoralization of your recruiting team, loss of money [...]

Feb 1

How To Play To Your Strengths

When I came across the January / February edition of Harvard Business Review whose focus is on the value of employee happiness, I noticed that it also contained an article written by Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations at the University of Michigan. That reminded me of an executive education program that I had [...]