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#13 Nicole Wilke – Be honest & yourself

Uploaded 5 days ago | Duration: 00:30:51

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

Uploaded 15 days ago | Duration: 00:30:17

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




#11 Julian Voje – Leadership in a political environment

Uploaded: 10.08.2020 | Duration: 00:31:06

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




#10 Tips for remote leadership

Uploaded: 10.06.2020 | Duration:

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




#09 Sebastian Wächter – Change Mindset

Uploaded: 10.05.2020 | Duration:

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

Uploaded: 11.03.2020 | Duration: 28:47

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

Uploaded: 10.02.2020 | Duration: 27:35

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

Uploaded: 11.01.2020 | Duration: 25:37

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




#05 Nicolas Deville – Taking care of your team

Uploaded: 10.12.2019 | Duration: 39:13

In this episode, I talk with Nicolas Deville. He is the founder of OfficeBots.io, a completely remote start-up. We talk about:  The art of delegation & being ok with the idea that someone else will do tasks differently  Putting yourself in the shoes of the team members: how would they like to be led, what drives that person, what’s their goal?  Walking meetings – just go out of the office... View Article




#04 Johann Romefort – Being kind and give first

Uploaded: 10.11.2019 | Duration: 36:59

In this episode, I am interviewing Johann Remefort. He is the Managing Director at Techstars for the BSH Future Home Accelerator in Munich. We talk about:  Johann’s first leadership experience: during university he was leading a customer support team for people having difficulties connecting to the internet. How he discovered as a techie his strengths in the interaction with people Johann’s company as a founder, Seesmic, where he was leading... View Article