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Millennial Leaders and Entrepreneurs are Here for Good, Literally!

By Manfred Gollent | Feb 10, 2019 |

Millennials tend to have a different view of business.
When I say “different,” I mean just that: different. I suggest that we all need to take a sabbatical from being immediately judgmental when something is different and ask good questions, reflect, evaluate and attempt to understand.

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Are you “generation-ready”?

By Manfred Gollent | Jan 21, 2019 |

Are you really ready to be an effective leader for the dynamics of a fast-changing workforce? What are the questions you are asking yourself to address the matter at hand? How are you leading a multi-generational work environment? Are you maximizing the potential outcome? It is all about generational leadership: inspiring and engaging a diverse, complex…

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Getting “It” Done – With OKR & SMART GAP

By Manfred Gollent | Jan 4, 2019 |

You have it, too. Right? That “It” project that’s been lingering around on your “To Do” list for a couple of months now? You know the one I am talking about … yes, it is that New Year’s resolution, that cool thing, that grand idea, that dream of yours, the one that you stumble over…

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Are You Ready to Maximize YOUR Leadership Effectiveness?

By Manfred Gollent | Jan 2, 2019 |

Envision the results and help your team to achieve them! It is now the time when many plans are hatched, objectives and goals are defined (and hopefully documented), and New Year’s resolutions are declared… The reality sets in when it comes to executing! Strategies and plans are the starting point, effective execution creates the results!…

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People “Listen” to What You Do!

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 10, 2018 |

Leading by example is a popular term in the conversation about effective leadership. However, what does it really mean? All leadersindependent of their “address” within the hierarchy actually do lead by example. Leading by example is a default position simply for the fact that people “listen” to the leader’s actions far more than they listen to the words. By…

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Attitude is Everything!

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 10, 2018 |

I would even say attitude is everything and then some… It is so fundamental! I wrote this article originally several years ago and it has only increased in its importance and actuality. At one time in the past, I read a little Native American story related to attitude which can serve as the starting point. Here…

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Authority and Power

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 7, 2018 |

A frequently asked question from my clients is: “How can I get people to honestly contribute to my project, although they do not report to me?” There is a sense of feeling powerless due to perceived lack of formal authority to demand action. Have you ever been in that situation? Actually, this scenario leads initially to more…

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The Employee Loyalty Conundrum

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 7, 2018 |
Employee engagement is the key to high performance

We played a round of golf on a recent weekend: two business owners, the executive of a mid-sized company, and myself. At one point in the round, the conversation turned toward finding and keeping good employees, and the natural offshoot of that topic: lack of employee loyalty. The arguments circled around “young people don’t want…

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Leading in a Multi-Generational Environment

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 7, 2018 |

More insights on leading a multi-generational workforce as it is the first time in the history of humanity to have four distinct generations in the work place. It’s complicated… somewhat, at least. We face a challenge that is new to everybody: a truly multigenerational workplace. How should we operate in such an environment? How can I…

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The 10.5 Gifts of Kindness!

By Manfred Gollent | Nov 28, 2018 |

Effective leaders love people and kindness plays an important role. They are authentic, do what they say that they are going to do and create a motivational environment. Daniel Waldschmidt, a highly respected sales strategist, consultant, and acquaintance of mine stated once in an address to a group of business people that kindness is fundamental…

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