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Compassion – the foundation of transformational leadership

By Manfred Gollent | May 24, 2019 |
Compassion in leadership

Attracting and engaging new talent is one of the most talked-about issues in the world of business. Both, attracting new talent and engaging people into the vision and mission of an organization points to the organizational culture and, consequently, the leadership. Compassion is a fundamental pillar for highly effective leadership; however, it may not always…

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5 Crucial Leadership Lessons!

By Manfred Gollent | Apr 29, 2019 |

It is fascinating to see how impactful basic leadership concepts can be! Mike Abramson, CEO of D1 Fitness wrote about his experiences in a minimum wage job at McDonald’s. In his article (published in INC) he indicated five key points which are critical in any consumer/end-user focused business with a substantial service component. These are…

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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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