14. January 2014
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Why women should aim for leading positions.

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In my numerous coachings and interviews with young women, many of them told me that they didn’t want to be one of those „shit bosses“ and that’s why they are not that much into career.

At that point I always ask them about their idea of a „shit boss“

and after that about the qualities they would say a „good boss“ should have. It turns out that they have a clear idea of what a good boss should be like, describing it with Continue Reading →

9. September 2013
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True story of a woman in business – interviews around the globe – No.3

Logo klein -arabisch neuBettina*, 47, born and living in Berlin/Germany

Project manager in a company for project steering in the construction sector

Bettina, you have many years of experience in working with men. Do you see a difference in working with men or women?

Men do not expound the problems of something. The often have excuses. It doesn’t matter whether you are their colleague or their boss. Men need structure and control. You have to control everything they do, not because they have no idea of Continue Reading →

29. August 2013
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How to improve as a leader through staff satisfaction survey

surveySome years ago when I was still quite new and unexperienced in my position as a manager, my boss suggested me to carry out an anonymous staff satisfaction survey to evaluate my personal leadership qualities. By then I was responsable for around 60 people, among them were five team leaders who should be the ones to judge on my abilities.

I knew there were tensions between me an my team and I didn’t quite understand which were the reasons behind. So I was incredibly worried and Continue Reading →

24. August 2013
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True story of a woman in business – interviews around the globe – No.1

Logo klein -arabisch neuAndrea, 54, Born and living in Berlin/Germany.

Head of Product Management and Assistant to Management at a Tour Operator and Incoming Agency.

Andrea, what do you like in your job?

What I like the most is the responsibility and flexibility I have in my job. I’m very happy to have the chance to participate in our development-oriented business. I like that I’m able to make decisions by agreement of the management It’s a good motivation to know the management has Continue Reading →