Make Behavioral Changes Last

What’s the most significant change in behavior you’ve made as an adult? For some, it’s quitting smoking or drinking, or making healthy changes in eating and exercising. For others, it’s becoming a better listener, a more effective manager, or a nicer partner or spouse.

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Who am I anyway?

Most people would probably agree with the statement that their ‘I’ is the sum of their thoughts, beliefs, emotions and physical sensations. We believe that this ‘I’ is consistent in itself and stable over time and makes our personality. However, our inner experience, just as in the experience others have of us, confronts us with a great variance of feelings, thoughts and behaviours. We have so many different facets that the concept of a coherent ‘I’ is of little use in our lives. Instead, we could see ourselves as a person consisting of many different selves, parts, or voices, which interact to form what we call ‘I’. We hear our inner parts argue and debate and comment inside our head all day long:

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Courageous Coping with Disruption

for progressive outcomes in an agile world


Effective coping with disruption in our exponentially changing times requires self-leadership agility and the ability to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Disruption can be like a wake-up call to full alertness and more awareness.

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In Praise of Humility

The attribute of humility is not often celebrated in performance reviews, nor is it a part of leadership development programs. Maybe it should be.

We live in an era of self-celebration, and bravado announces our confidence. At work, ambitious people enthusiastically self-promote in order to be singled out for promotion and stretch positions.

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The Language of Leadership: Inspiring Change

Human communication has its own set of very unusual and counterintuitive rules.” — Malcolm Gladwell

What does it take to transmit bold new ideas to people who don’t want to hear them? How can the language you use facilitate enthusiastic, energetic implementation?

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The Search for Authentic Leaders

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. ~ Herminia Ibarra, The Authenticity ParadoxHarvard Business Review, January 2015

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Christmas Greetings

Christmas is around the corner. Thousands of colorful lights illuminate the long Bavarian winter nights. The year is coming to a close and we would like to thank you for your kind support, partnership and inspiration throughout 2017.

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The Dangers of Ego in Leadership

Nothing can be more debilitating in an organization than a leader with an ego.  If you work for a leader driven by ego, your ability to cope can be pushed to the limit. In organizations, leaders with out-of-control egos are responsible for huge losses in productivity and profits.

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Do You Have an Attitude of Gratitude?

Do you regularly express gratitude? It turns out that an “attitude of gratitude” is not only wise for building positive relationships, but good for your health.

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The Human Factor: A New Era of Relationships

Human interactions rule our lives. In a world where technological advances increasingly provide solutions and perform jobs, our social skills can increase or diminish our value.

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