‚Being Right Is Not Enough‘ – How to Be a #Change Agent as an ‘Invisible Leader’

My then-client Nick Lakin and I wrote and published our Book ‘Corporate Community Involvement – The Definitive Guide’ for Greenleaf and Stanford University Press in 2009/2010. The final chapter was about how to instigate #change and #transformation inside the company towards sustainable business practice. We were honored to interview for that chapter Dr. Mark Wade, […]

Sustainability, leadership, empathy, mindfulness – what have they all got to do with each other?

I have tried to really condense my thinking on this into a few short sentences. So here you go: Sustainability must include sustainable leadership – and that means ethical, participatory leadership. Lead in a circle, consider the concerns of stakeholders and allow/hear/consider/think with their voices, starting with your employees. We must accompany managers on their […]

Action Learning is professional peer coaching

Why Action Learning? “I’ve had more directly applicable job learning from this than from any conference I ever went to!” That’s what one Managing Director told me – and that is what professional peer consulting in a facilitated Action Learning group can do for you. At conferences and workshops, colleagues and I have noticed again […]

The snake that swallowed the elephant: The change/innovation adoption curve

Do you remember reading Saint Exupéry’s The Little Prince? Who thought he’d ever be relevant for business? Yet if you can remember the story and the image of the snake that swallowed the elephant, it’ll help you remember for ever the shape of Roger’s change/innovation adoption curve. If you are yet more informed, you may […]

Mindfulness in the workplace, for greater wellbeing and productivity

Companies like Intel, Google, Nike and General Mills want their employees to be less stressed and more focused. For this purpose, Intel for example introduces a nine-week mindfulness training to more than 100,000 employees in 63 countries – participation is voluntary and is supposed to increase both wellbeing and productivity. What is mindfulness? It is […]

“I’m not crazy – I’m just not YOU!”* 4 areas of easy misunderstanding between people at work, and how to get around them

Time and again in my work as a consultant and coach, I am approached regarding people at work having difficulty with each other: with behavior, with attitudes, with work style. And ever so often, I find that conflict can be easily resolved – through mutual understanding of different personality types, and adjusted behavior towards being […]

Crowdfunding and Subscription Billing in Community Involvement – this needs to be on your radar screen!

– Have you heard about crowdfunding yet? It’s all the latest hype in the Community Involvement field, and a trend that will not go away – the Tsunami wave is only just starting. – Crowdfunding is new – the word did not exist before 2006. It first started in the US with websites like kickstarter.com and indiegogo.com. Now everybody can do fundraising from […]

Why I now also offer telephone coaching

Many people’s lives could be improved with coaching, enabling them to cope with the challenges and demands of their lives. However, although coaching commonly takes place on the telephone, there is some apprehension by some people who would like to see the person they are talking to. At the same time, you may find that […]

Proud to be listed among Twitter’s ‘Best of CSR in 2010’

Today I feel in good company indeed: I feel proud that Fast Company has listed me as one of the ‘Best of CSR in 2010’ contributors on Twitter, in its 2010 CSR Christmas Tree. This is about being recognized as a ‘Thought Leader in CSR’. Seeing @ScheubelDevelop up there with @davidcoethica, @fabianpattberg, @elainecohen, @realizedworth – […]