perfection dilemma

The Perfection Dilemma

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The Perfect Moment Will Never Come So many people dream of starting their own business, enjoying financial freedom, having a well-trained body, steep careers, fulfilling relationships and generally a happy life. But instead of turning their…
age of entrepreneurship

The Age of Entrepreneurship

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Why the future belongs to entrepreneurs, change makers and business owners This article is written for entrepreneurs. And those who want to become one. By that I mean, of course, the profession of an entrepreneur. It's no secret that I am a…
success formula

The Success Formula in Business and Life

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The Success Formula Why clarity, focus and hard work will determine your happiness and gratitude in life What does success mean to you? The particular and individual definition of success is the indispensable foundation for happiness and…
success is an asshole

Success is an Asshole!

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Success is an Asshole How to discover what Succes really means to you “Success is an asshole!” I spat this sentence with contempt into the reflection of my face in the mirror. It was a New Year’s Eve, many years ago. At that time, I…
business as usual is over

Business as Usual is Over - Risky is the new Safe

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Business as Usual is Over - Risky is the new Safe Why your change competence will determine success or defeat in the future Let´s cut to the chase immediately, shall we? Business as usual is over! But what does that mean? In 1995, Professor…
keynote speaker transformation

How to Give an Outstanding Speech Or Presentation

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How to Give an Outstanding Speech Or Presentation 10 Tips and 5 NoGo´s for successful lectures, speeches and presentations Have you ever wondered how to give an outstanding speech or presentation? You´re not alone with these thoughts. For…
non-negotiable core principles

Non-Negotiable Core Principles

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Non-Negotiable Core Principles Why Strong Core Values are no Longer "Nice to have" but a Must Probably the oldest saying regarding change goes, “Love it. Change it. Or leave it.” For me, this triad hits the nail on the head in its simplicity.…

Successful People: That Not So “Cover Worthy” Truth

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Successful People: That Not So “Cover Worthy” Truth Why your personal definition of success matters Let’s take a minute to appreciate successful people. By successful people I mean people who have done things right from the get-go. These…

A Woman on Wall Street - Gender Equality in Business?

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A Woman on Wall Street - Gender Equality in Business? How to build a career as a female executive, entrepreneur or manager Routine and strict financial rules can be extremely exhausting; especially in Wall Street when you have had to recurrently…
company change culture

Transform your Company Culture - Make your Business Future proof

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Transform your Company Culture, make your Business Future proof Why employee centricity is more important than customer centricity “Ilja, it’s like this—I’m really open to new ideas and would like to tackle multiple goals at once.…
10 books that changed my life

10 Books That Changed My Life

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10 Books that changed my Life A list of recommended books for your business, your career and personal growth   At least once a day, I receive an email, a direct message on LinkedIn or Instagram or a WhatsApp, where people ask me, if…

Create a Culture of Change - Transform Your Business

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Create a Culture of Change - Transform Your Business Because a change culture based on openness, diversity and purpose is the biggest competitive advantage in the market place The world is changing. Fast. Nothing stays the same. The challenges…