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Christmas Charity and Donations

As the holidays are approaching many small and large firms are setting up some Christmas charity programs. Is it irrelevant, what kind of charity cause they choose? Is it just something nice to have? Actually, a randomly chosen charity program or donation can be even counterproductive for employee motivation or the corporate image. So, we have […]

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Reflection

What is feedback?

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinterpretations about feedback. Let’s have some clarity on this topic! Feedback is a tool to improve people’s performance. Proper feedback describes the consequences of certain actions done by our colleagues. There is no positive or negative intention, it is only implied if these results were beneficiary or not: […]

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How does sudden growth impact leadership?

All leaders want to stay true to their active role in their business while handling all other problems. But is this feasible in the long term, and how does leadership change due to fast growth? An imaginary client has her own carpenter business. The unique and good quality product attracted many customers, soon 4 carpenters […]

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False sense of trust – are your employees honest?

Many of our clients thrive for a conflict-free workplace, especially if their company started as a friendship, or family driven business. They might wonder: “What would be wrong with maintaining a work environment where confrontation is rare, and stress is seemingly nonexistent?” When looking at teams, we often see people speaking differently on the office […]

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Executive coaching. Are you ready to make a difference?

Reading time: 4 mins If we just keep doing what we have always done before, then what is the point? What are the most common “symptoms” related to executive coaching we observe among our clients? “My team is not motivated enough” “They don’t have much ownership, they run with all small things to me” “Even […]

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Actually, We Have a Nice Corporate Strategy. Except Nobody is Living It.

S01-E01 Reading time: 3 mins   What typically happens Companies love writing strategies. It’s fun to create a corporate strategy, stepping away for couple of hours from the daily operation to think big and then thrilling to present the resulted document to the board members. But when it comes to execution, many leaders do not […]

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strategy fails

Why Corporate Strategy Breaks Down

Strategy execution. That wonderful, elusive thing leaders around the world covet. What a dream to develop a corporate strategy, institute it with discipline and clear communication and watch our teams adapt, allocate resources, track progress and deliver results. Unfortunately, only 33% of leaders reach this organizational nirvana, with the latest estimate that 67% of strategies fail […]

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Anticipating And Managing Change

Organizations need to develop the ability to anticipate change and embrace adjustments for competitive advantage and continual improvement “on the fly”.

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Executive Coaching & Leadership Support For Change

Especially during times of stress and change, it is important for leaders to be in touch first with themselves, and then with their teams and employees throughout the organization. Coaches can help leaders become more effective in tough times, and can also help them become better coaches themselves.

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Courage or consideration?

We had an interesting discussion with one of our clients about the barriers to establish real win-win relationships. What is “thinking win-win”? Thinking “win-win” means that I consider other people’s win equally important as mine. In fact thinking win-win also means I actively work on creating win for others, not only for myself. In order to establish […]

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