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#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, 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

#03 Sandra Zemke – Focus on strengths

Uploaded: 10.10.2019 | Duration: 40:37

In this episode, I am interviewing Sandra Zemke. She is a former consultant and works at a large DAX company in Germany. We talk about: Her leadership journey from an IT project manager motivating people in a big matrix organisation without a hierarchical responsibility to her first leadership role managing right away 25 team members spread across 3 countries.  Concrete tips for first-time leaders on how to structure your routines... View Article

#02 Sarah Gevirtz – Building trust, growth and belonging

Uploaded: 10.09.2019 | Duration: 37:25

In this episode, I talk with Sarah Gevirtz, who is an HR director in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. We talk about: How her first team with less than 5 direct reports gave her the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of how to lead a team and pay attention to the humanness  Her leadership responsibility now with 6 direct reports and more than 20 people in her team... View Article