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My book The Unpopular Boss – Why Excellent Leaders Are Not Nice has received some criticism. It’s content is not new and therefore, according to some, is nothing more than grandstanding. I think this is […]

Roundabout half a year ago, two close colleagues of mine betrayed my trust. We had an agreement, but neither one of them kept to their word. They abused their position of power and there was […]

In today’s world of work, we are constantly faced with changing conditions and similar challenges. How do you arm yourself and your team to act with excellence in these shifting and demanding digital times? The […]

In today’s world of work, you will face many changes and other challenges. How can you equip yourself and your team to act effectively in these digital times, with their shifting contexts and unexpected challenges? […]

Imagine your employee comes storming into the office…he is extremely agitated, has just talked with a customer… “Boss! All hell is breaking loose! The client just called, he desperately needs the replacement. I’ve already called […]

You all know people and employees who are always grumbling, constantly dissatisfied, and overall spreading a bad mood. The job performance of such people is generally middling or even sub-par. Why is that? It’s like […]

Do you still remember the last time you truly fell head over heels in love? Perhaps this is the case now or perhaps it was a few weeks ago or months or even years. What […]

In a recent leadership seminar we had an exciting discussion. I stated my opinion that power changes people. This caused quite a debate about what that means exactly and whether it is necessarily always the […]

What do you think, could Madonna ever get burned out? No!!! But Madonna does not have a 40-hour week! No, she works much longer than 9 to 5. Why does she work so much? Because […]

Think about what has gone through your head as a plan or idea lately. There were certainly nice things. Maybe you wanted to get the old guitar from the basement and practice the Beatles song […]

I can’t hear the excuses anymore! “I’d like to, but I can’t.” “My boss would never allow me to do that.” “My wife would throw me out, if I would do that.” Or whatever else […]

I know what you want! And I also know what you don’t want. It’s not rocket science, but very simple: You don’t want swim in the ocean right now, or relax on the beach, go […]

In the world of 1000 possibilities, everything comes down to making a decision. So let me ask you something: Would you like to be on a beach in Hawaii right now? Would you like to […]

“Starting a new job at 55? Are you crazy?“, an older man says to the other man in the adjacent shower stall. I’m at the indoor swimming pool, taking a shower, too, and eavesdropping on […]

Women get a lower salary than men, people with professional experience earn more than younger people, self-employment lets one earn more than employment. No, that’s not a study about unjust salaries, cited for the umpteenth […]

My business is a tribe, and I am the chief. Or how else do you explain the result of the Linked Personnel Panel regarding quality of work and economic success that took place at the […]

Does this sound familiar to you? Your To-do-list is getting longer and longer, and priorities are waiting and waiting … Too often our work is being interrupted. E-mails, colleagues who are chatting or asking questions, […]

It’s well known that the Volkswagen’ leader, Martin Winterkorn, doesn’t tend to hesitate and likes to challenge. He has recently given the GO! for a new project, which success is still questionable:   The “Budget […]

What legacy do you leave behind these days: in the job and in private? How good is your reputation? Not your image, not your business results, not to the size of your company car.

Have you ever played in an orchestra? Those who did and who played professional classical music probably experienced a dominant conductor and leader – a person who does not only lead the team on stage, […]

After being unemployed for 12 months, a friend of mine received a job offer for an excellent position just two days ago. Can you imagine how the mood goes up and down in such a […]