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The Dark Triad or the fifty shades of gray in leadership

Leaders, How dark is your personality? Are you a manipulative person?  Can you switch off your empathy? Are you completely obsessed with yourself? If your answer is yes, you might want to pay attention to your dark side. “Dark” leaders may be toxic but still be as effective as pro-social, self-controlled, and “good” leaders. Let’s [...]

By |2024-02-28T11:41:53+02:00January 7th, 2018|Leadership Excellence, Resilience|Comments Off on The Dark Triad or the fifty shades of gray in leadership

Time to forgive

Leaders*, What are your strategies for releasing pent-up anger? How do you ensure you communicate from a place of empathy? On a scale of 1 – 10 (10 = all-time hero), how good are you at accepting people for who they are (including yourself) with all their peculiarities, imperfections, and flaws? The biggest barrier to [...]

By |2018-01-09T11:45:15+02:00December 22nd, 2017|Leadership Excellence, Resilience|0 Comments

FeMale Leadership is Beautiful

Leaders, In preparation for the “Inspired Women Development Series” that I will be launching together with LFM Coaching, Buenos Aires/Argentina, I have asked a few colleagues and experts in the field of leadership development and diversity & inclusion about their views on characteristics of male and female leadership and the most effective approach to developing [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:10:27+02:00August 19th, 2017|Leadership Excellence|0 Comments

What the best leaders need to know about teams: Safety first!

Leaders, Imagine you accepted a new challenging position that created as much apprehension as it did excitement. Of course, you are aware that more and more of today’s work is powered by teams and the execution of the company’s long-term goals heavily relies on effective collaboration. As the newbie in the organization, what can [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:10:37+02:00June 13th, 2017|Leadership Excellence|0 Comments

Why Vague Feedback is Holding Women Back

Leaders, The number of women in executive roles has not changed largely in the last decade despite of significant investments in corporate advancement programs for women leaders. Women only hold 23% of senior management positions, and 35% of management positions. One major reason why women are not rising to executive ranks is the feedback they [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:19:11+02:00May 1st, 2017|Leadership Excellence, Resilience|0 Comments

How Women Manage Office Politics – Yes, We Can Play the Game!

Leaders, Office Politics are a fact of corporate life; positive or negative – politics happens. The reality is that politics is how power is managed on a practical basis everyday. The drama that unfolds as co-workers and top leaders play the game, form alliances, take credit, manipulate, trade favors to move upowards, show favoritism [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:19:34+02:00February 2nd, 2017|Leadership Excellence, Resilience|0 Comments

Is the Key to Effective Leadership Female?

Leaders, A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed to contribute to an article for CFA Institute Magazine. The article’s subject was around (gender) differences to effective leadership. Wanda Wallace, Suzanne Bates, Katie Christy and other powerful women leaders were interviewed, too. I feel very honored to have been chosen to be part of this [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:11:19+02:00January 26th, 2017|Leadership Excellence|0 Comments

Feedback with Impact

Leaders, Sometimes it’s hard to tell or to hear the truth. It is one of the biggest fears of human beings to be judged by others. I am sure you are aware of that and have an idea as to how people in your remit typically respond to feedback. Those common reactions to constructive [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:11:36+02:00November 7th, 2016|Leadership Excellence|0 Comments