This may sound paradoxal, but it is a fact: When you work in a field where your passion lies you will be much more motivated to have an impact and to make things better. Let’s take an example: you go into a restaurant, the food is overpriced and not very good; the service is sloppy…Details
In the age of social media, clear ethical positions can make or break a company’s reputation, + should be considered part of brand management. In the past, many companies posted general visions, which also included some basic ethical rules, but didn’t always worry too hard about seeing them implemented at all levels. Today, when a…Details
Company culture is usually thought to be a reflection of the type of business the company is involved in, the types of people who work there, the country in which the company’s power base lies, or a combination of these factors. This is only partly true. These factors certainly play a role in refining the…Details
A true leader snatches the opportunity from every setback and concentrates on learning from challenges, not complaining about life.
One real test of leadership is how people respond to failure or setback. A true leader doesn’t waste time complaining about everything that everyone else has done or not done or blaming circumstances and people for a failure. He or she takes personal responsibility for their own situation. And steps back, assesses what can be…Details
How many of your staff would select you as their leader if they had the choice? Do you have the talent and vision that they need?
It is often said that managers are appointed and leaders selected. True leaders tend to stand out from a crowd and attract people eager to follow them. However anyone in a position of responsibility can and should reflect on what qualities their staff sees in them – and how truly willing staff is to follow…Details
In today’s global world, multiple dimensions of culture affect performance; these include country, company, professional and age cultures.
The most obvious reason for a misunderstanding with a colleague or business contact from another country is that the cultural norms in his/her country are different from those in one’s own. However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg. In fact, culture manifests itself in very different ways. Company culture has almost as much…Details
When we are most frustrated with other people, we have a wonderful opportunity to learn something about ourselves. A disorganized staff member? An arrogant client? An unreliable colleague? Often what we bitterly criticize in others reflects most strongly our own inner fears and doubts. And usually it is either what we most fear in ourselves…Details
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My question/challenge to politicians: How can you personally help create the paradigm shift necessary to attain real participation from the German “Mittelstand” or mid-market companies in supporting development work around the globe? Let me explain my question.Details
This may sound rhetorical, but it is sincere. I was recently thinking about the elaborate schemes the EU (and other donors) have for selecting who carries out their projects.