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Negotiating within your family/partnership: from permanent fights to a common solution

Yesterday a client called: ‘It is urgent!’ he said. ‘You know, leading my team remotely is working pretty well. But I have an emergency situation at home! I’ve been working 12 hours daily for weeks since I went into home office. My wife is covering her own job but also takes care of the children.…
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Leading from a distance: 7 key findings – the bottom line.

Tie and trackies – will that do? Virtual meetings at the kitchen table with the kids playing in plain sight – can I get away with that? You can get away with a lot of things if you have to. New circumstances require unusual action. For over 5 weeks now, managers have been suddenly and…
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Attitude and social competence in remote team leadership

In my last article, I gave you a few tips and clued you in on several factual and functional solutions on how to lead remote teams. In this blog article, we will be looking to answer questions about how to define the relationship between you as a manager and your employees. And about what you…
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Leadership knows no shutdown: How to lead remote teams efficiently.

From one day to the next, CoVid19 presented lots of managers with a new challenge: managing their team remotely. The task was to keep business going as best possible using only telephone and digital media. Right when people started working from home, my coaching clients asked me many new questions about remote management: “As a…
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Management task: Put your employees’ short-time work to good use.

As of today, 1 April 2020, many employees will be on short time as a result of the crisis – in all manner of sectors, from trade businesses to airlines. If you are a manager or entrepreneur, you will be asking yourself the following questions: “What kind of work can I give employees on short…
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Renegotiating contracts in times of crisis: 3 steps to long-term success

Corona and the related shutdown of many sectors of the economy present entrepreneurs with new challenges: What to do if a supplier is no longer able to deliver? What to do if a customer is no longer able to pay the bill? What to do if a tenant of business premises does not pay the…
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Negotiating under high pressure: 5 steps to keeping the critical situation under control.

If the economy or a particular industry suddenly spins into a crisis as the result of an external factor, business partners often find themselves thrown into a situation overnight where they are subject to pressure from several directions. A supplier to the pharmaceutical industry increases the price of a crucial raw material for high-demand medicines…
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