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#15 Rolf Grunwald – Be a sparring partner

January 10, 2021 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For this first episode of 2021 I have invited a very special guest – my dad! My dad has been leading teams for around 20 years at DEG, a German development bank. As a child I perceived my dad to be working long hours, spending time with his team members rather than us kids and once a year inviting his team to our home for a BBQ in the summer.... View Article


#14 Anna Roizman – Community leadership

#14 Anna Roizman – Community leadership

November 10, 2020 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome to the 14th episode of Destination Leadership. Today’s guest is Anna Roizman, who is an agile coach at Porsche. She was recommended to me as someone not in a hierarchical leadership position like the other guests in this podcast, but rather as someone leading informally within a community at a large organisation. As I believe that it will be in future more and more common that young leaders gain... View Article


#13 Nicole Wilke – Be honest & yourself

October 20, 2020 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s guest is Nicole Wilke. Nicole is the Head of International Climate Policy within the Federal Ministry for the Environment in Germany and the German lead negotiator as well as one of three EU lead negotiators at international climate conferences, such as the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, which you have surely heard about. I’m really honored to have a leader in my podcast, whose personal and team actions... View Article


#12 Sohaila Ouffata – Purpose-driven leadership

#12 Sohaila Ouffata – Purpose-driven leadership

October 10, 2020 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s guest is Sohaila Ouffata from BMW iVentures. In our conversation we talk about her different leadership roles from starting off in a management consultancy leading a project team in India, to leading more than 120 developers in Tel Aviv as someone born & raised in Germany with Moroccan-born parents. We also talk about her current leadership role as an investor supporting start-ups to succeed. What I especially enjoyed was... View Article


Julian Voje – Leadership in a political environment

#11 Julian Voje – Leadership in a political environment

August 10, 2020 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s guest is from a completely different world from the ones we have had on the podcast so far – the world of politics. It’s Julian Voje, Head of Programs at the Munich Security Conference, who previously worked in the office of a German parliamentarian at the Bundestag and a political foundation. I find that our conversation shows the great positive energy & humour Julian has and at the same... View Article


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#10 Tips for remote leadership

June 10, 2020 6:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In today’s episode, 5 tips for remote leadership are shared based on Katrin Grunwald’s experience as team-and organisational development consultant and coach for first-time leaders. The tips include: You as a leader are the key to a good remote team Create individual relationships and inspire trust Take care of your team’s remote logistics Take time for team time  Use technical tools to activate and raise engagement More about… Remote Leadership... View Article


Sebastian Wächter – Change Mindset

#09 Sebastian Wächter – Change Mindset

May 10, 2020 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In this episode Sebastian Wächter shares how at the age of 18, he had a severe accident leading to 95% of his body being paralyzed. That’s why the first team he was actually leading was a team of 24/7 caretakers at quite a young age. We further talk about the role of leadership during his active time playing and coaching wheelchair rugby and lastly about his main topic where he... View Article


#08 Lisa Glassner – Mindful leadership

March 11, 2020 10:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome to episode number 8. Today I am talking with Lisa Glassner who has been recommended to me as an inspiring leader by one of her team members. She is someone who doesn’t just talk about mindfulness, she really lives it! Both in the way that she finds habits for her own well-being in a busy working life as well as in the interaction with her team by giving them... View Article


#07 Katja Schleicher – Authentic storytelling and gender communication patterns

February 10, 2020 7:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In this episode, I talk with Katja Schleicher, whom I met at a conference many years ago. Katja has been working in TV productions, advertising, PR, corporate communications and has been running her own company for 15 years, working on a pan-european level We talk about:  Recommendations for first-time leaders:  Before even raising your hand in your company that you want to lead a team, go through some thought work by... View Article


#06 Judith Sterl – Listen, really listen

January 11, 2020 7:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In this episode, I talk with Judith Sterl. She is the Head of Marketing and Communications of the German Accelerator. We talk about:  What helped her in her first leadership role: namely thinking about behaviors of  managers she had worked with in the past that she liked and didn’t like in order to developed her own style out of that as well as speaking with more senior colleagues. “Secret codes”... View Article