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Non-Negotiable Core Principles

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.…
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Successful People: That Not So “Cover Worthy” Truth

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…
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A Woman on Wall Street - Gender Equality in Business?

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…
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Transform your Company Culture - Make your Business Future proof

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.…

You Have One Shot. Take It!

You Have One Shot. Take It! Living a life with purpose and meaning People often do impressive things in life until they hit a point of confusion. This applies to so many things, from relationships, projects, work, diets, working out, the list…
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10 Songs that changed my life

10 Songs that changed my life Music inspires, motivates and changes Music changes. It provides us with energy, focus or even healing like no artificial pill ever could. A couple of years ago, a journalist asked me a question for a radio interview:…
we are changemakers
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The Changemaker Manifesto

The Changemaker Manifesto We are Changemakers - We create the Future The world is full of negative moaners, naysayers, know-it-alls, whiners, complainers, energy vampires and cynics. And with this group apparently growing bigger every day,…
10 books that changed my life
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10 Books That Changed My Life

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…
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99 Big Ideas for Innovation, Change and Transformation

Develop a changemaker mindset for more joy, meaning and fulfillment in your life Far too many people live a life that is characterized by mediocrity, dissatisfaction and a nagging feeling, that there has to be more than just paying bills, spending…
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Create a Culture of Change - Transform Your Business

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…
making change happen
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Making Change Happen

Shaping the Future: Why Problems are Gifts of Life "Take me to the magic of the moment, on a glory night. Where the children of tomorrow dream away. In the wind of change." Is it the same for you? When I hear this famous chorus of the rock…
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Stop self sabotaging Yourself - Let the Change begin

Ten destructive thinking Patterns you should change (if you want to change) You probably know the feeling. The job is no longer what it used to be, the long-term relationship lacks a little fire and the bank account is already empty in the…