Quo vadis Lead and Led in 2021?

2020 was a difficult year for everybody. The corona pandemic hit and the community struggeled. I think we are all impacted one way or another, maybe even lost a loved one. Plans had to be adapted and fortunately we see with the vaccines a possible future for us without the lockdowns and fear of losing health and life.

I had to adapt my plans for Lead and Led as well since I have not published any news since June 2020 and I am sorry for this. However, I made some major progress in my life with further education and perspectives on the career ladder for which I had to take my chance. I am now a certified project leader of the German chamber of industry and commerce which was one of the pieces I was missing in my opinion to make a more wholesome worker out of me.

This year I would make up towards my promises and improve lead and led more. I found new interest in audiobooks about personal development and I would like to share several insight that I have. And hopefully, I would be able to improve the visual impression of this webpage in 2021. Those action take alot of time and I am by no mean an expert in CMS modification, so it will be try and error for me. 

I think that I will start now with my new role model Jim Rohn, a magnificient person that I learned a lot from just by listening to his audiobooks and seminars. Also, I will give some information towards self-discipline and money. I found these topics to be of major importance and I cannot stretch them enough.

Alpha males are not what you think – Leaders are caring

I had one of those nights in which I surfed the web to find myself at a TED talk. This one was about chimpanzees and their leading structure. I have never heared of the speaker, Frans de Waal, beforehand but just the topic intrigued me. So, let us see how monkey alpha males work.


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Freedom is the new raise: Working from home

I have recently seen a video of Meet Kevin about home-office which I found very interesting and I would like to discuss it from a perspective of employer and employee. Kevin usually discusses real estate economics but I found his comment intriguing on why he thinks house prices in cities will be dropping. The new freedom of working from home.

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Use this pandemic times to train yourself!

Sometimes mother nature shows us our biggest weaknesses by putting a mirror in front of us. Local authorities missing emergency plans for epidemics. But you should not fail in this crisis and here is a small post about how you should use your time ahead.

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Sickness and the duty for wellfare

The coronavirus SARS-COVID 19 is turning to a pandemic. Daily statistics are reported by national and international goverments, the World Health Organisation WHO and medical institutions like the John Hopkins CSSE . Today, I would like to tackle the responsibility of leaders to care about their employees. It comes down to sacrifice short-term for long-term thinking.

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Review: “The infinite game” by Simon Sinek

A while ago, I reviewed Simon Sinek’s book “Start with why” and were not too happy about his message. I really like him as a speaker but so far he could not catch me as a reader – maybe this time? Though the same problem applies to this book like the previous book, the infinite Game is eye-opening and more than worth a read. 

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Institutions, grades and interview picks

I have written recently a book about studying in Germany. And I would like to put up one advice I give young adults for picking an university to team leaders as well: Do not take the credibility of a university as your main measure of picking. In the following article, I would like to share my thoughts about CV backgrounds, grades, skills and mindset.

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How to lead your boss? The bottom up perspective.

Leading is not an one directional way. One might think it is always top down but there are possibilities to bring your boss onto the way you intended. Achieving this needs some preparation. Let us investigate what you have to do to lead bottom up. (Update Jan 2020)

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The circle of influence

Have you ever felt like you are fighting a war that you cannot win? Did you ever feel unable to move things in the right direction? For most people, this will lead to a massive downturn of their working morale. To help you understand that there are things you cannot influence nor control, I would like you to introduce to the circle of influence.

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