The fish rots from the head down…

As Michael Jackson famously sang: I’m starting with the man in the mirror I’m asking him to change his ways Most company/organization leaders thrumble for a change: they want to see a cultural change at the organization, they want to see their employees being happy and jumping out from their skin out of excitement that they…

Why newly appointed leaders fail?

I had the possibility to closely observe several types of leaders/managers over the past 10+ years since I am working. Some of them were reserved and experienced with high standards while the others were newly appointed struggling in their roles. What could be the cause that around 60% of the newly appointed leaders underperform during the…

Training millenials

A shift is about to happen in the global workforce: just in four years every second employee will belong to generation Y (milleanials, who were born between 1981 and 2000) and soon replace baby-boomers who are about to retire (if they can or want to). Even though this demographic change is becoming unavoidably visible most companies…

Why HR-Partners will be soon replaced by HR-Anticipators

“What is the new role of HR?” – “Being a Strategic Business Partner, of course!” – “Good heavens, NO! Wrong answer!!!” – The below post was written by: Dr. Zoltan Buzady  Although my primary interest is leadership and personal development, the innovative usage of emerging new simulation technologies in management training and applications of serious gaming, often…

Making the right decision

You’ve started to work as a new GM at a winery only a couple of days ago. You are holding a management meeting for working out new strategies, mission and vision. Two of your colleagues would like to leave the meeting saying: a pipe burst for the millionth time in a short period and they…