about me

about me

The key to my client ser­vice is my seam­less exper­tise in three focus areas, (1) inte­grat­ing team col­lab­o­ra­tion, (2) lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, and (3) change man­age­ment for new orga­ni­za­tions, com­bined with deep knowl­edge over a wide range of indus­try sec­tors — on a global scale. I am a ded­i­cated trainer, facil­i­ta­tor, con­sul­tant and coach.
I devote a sig­nif­i­cant part of my energy to build­ing and sus­tain­ing net­works of like minded peo­ple. That is why I host the annual Berlin Change Days, and why I have orga­nized a com­mu­nity around a meta model for change, The Change Jour­ney. Please enjoy read­ing more about some of my other activ­i­ties in the fea­tured arti­cles on this webpage.

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focus 1: collaboration

focus 1: collaboration

Col­lab­o­ra­tion is one of the key words for 21st cen­tury orga­ni­za­tional effec­tive­ness. Chances are high that your orga­ni­za­tion has intro­duced flat hier­ar­chies and com­plex matrix struc­tures. Do peo­ple in your orga­ni­za­tion need to col­lab­o­rate within their home team but increas­ingly also with a wide range of other stake­hold­ers? Then, the chal­lenge for your lead­ers is to empower, encour­age and moti­vate peo­ple for col­lab­o­ra­tion, whilst hav­ing less func­tional authority.

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focus 2: leadership

focus 2: leadership

Even if it sounds like a bit­ter and cyn­i­cal Dil­bert joke: peo­ple are the hid­den and under­uti­lized resource of orga­ni­za­tions. Why is it that only 20% of employ­ees fully engage for their employer’s goals? You know the answer, don’t you? Good or bad lead­er­ship makes the sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence between orga­ni­za­tions that per­form and those that don’t. It is as sim­ple as that.

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focus 3: new organizations

focus 3: new organizations

If good col­lab­o­ra­tion is the key to high per­for­mance teams, and effec­tive lead­er­ship is the key to an engaged work­force, what is the main thing orga­ni­za­tions as a whole need to watch out for? To excel, your orga­ni­za­tion needs to incre­men­tally build the cul­ture and the envi­ron­ment in which effec­tive lead­er­ship and good col­lab­o­ra­tion can happen.

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berlin change days

berlin change days

The Berlin Change Days is the net­work and learn­ing event for those who are pas­sion­ate about pos­i­tive change in indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions. Keynotes and work­shops deal with very dif­fer­ent aspects of change man­age­ment, e.g. new, unusual approaches, meth­ods and tools.

“I would describe the BCD in three words: Wow, wow and wow!”

“I felt enthu­si­as­tic and full of new energy. The Berlin Change Days left me inspired and with con­crete ideas for how to imple­ment some of these ideas. Thank you very much for this great con­fer­ence and the co-creation!”

Come join us for the 7th Berlin Change Days: Nov. 6–8, 2015

Berlin Change Days Acad­emy:
A series of in-depth work­shops:
– Lead­ing Change
– Char­ac­ter and Pres­ence of the Change Facil­i­ta­tor
– Sto­ry­Work
– Coach­ing with Humor

change is a journey

change is a journey

The Change Jour­ney is a rad­i­cal approach to change. It is based on the par­a­digm that change in orga­ni­za­tions is not a lin­ear path from A to B. As many of us expe­ri­ence, what hap­pens in a change process is largely unpre­dictable. Our Change Jour­ney Map then helps you to nav­i­gate through uncertainty.

PRINCIPLES OF THE CHANGE JOURNEY

  • Change has its bor­ders: Change is partly given to us.
  • The jour­ney will teach us: Prob­lems become our friends.
  • Widen the cir­cle of involve­ment as much as pos­si­ble and necessary.
  • Con­nect peo­ple to the con­tent of the change and to each other.
  • Iden­tify or cre­ate con­tain­ers where new think­ing can happen.
  • Peo­ple do not resist change: All peo­ple have con­cerns, pur­poses and circumstances.

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latest thinking

latest thinking

Under­stand­ing cul­tural change. A blog post that high­lights the essen­tials of cul­ture in organ­i­sa­tions and what chal­lenges you face if you want to change it.

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Change Management Toolblog

I started the Change Management Blog in 2007. Until 2010, I wrote more than 300 blog posts on different subjects. My latest posts:

Why do we work in offices and what if there were no offices?

04.02.2014, 10:49

This is a reposting of two articles I wrote in 2012, together with Sari Stenfors. ...

What you focus on is what you get - coaching in a corporate context

21.01.2014, 06:05

Summary: This blog post refers to coaching skills as a part of the leadership capacity suite. I will look at the impact of business coaching depending on the ...

Forget Change Management

11.08.2010, 02:02

We are living in asynchronous times. There are still a lot of potential clients who haven’t even accepted that their complex projects don’t follow linear patterns. Some have just started to implem ...