Front Line Leaders

Coaching of Front Line Leaders in Production

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HOW AN AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER UNLOCKS HIS LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL In their professional life, front line leaders close to production rarely, if ever, benefit from intensive 1:1 leadership coaching. High personal commitment – operationally strongly involved – in leadership or in survival mode? What distinguishes the members of this group? They are very involved in managing the […]

Strategy Execution – Current Projects 1Q 2018

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We are celebrating a good start in 2018. And the good thing is: many of our customers’ initiatives cover significant  improvements in terms of value add processes and people. Achieved: Kick Off Strategy Workshop with the thirty leaders of a manufacturing area that covers 5.500 employees at an Automotive Supplier. Focus: common planning of three breakthrough […]

An ancient Roman historian on Strategy Execution – pardon?

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Eutropios, the ancient Roman historian became famous for his clear, simple and impartial style of writing and thinking. Can you apply this mindset to Strategy Execution? You surely can! Identify one single breakthrough target for this FY, allocate resources there and monitor the execution personally. If you then manage to reach your target within the […]

Jeff Bezos Letter to Shareholders

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AMAZON CEO Bezos provides a lecture on contemporary management practices Although Amazon appears more likely to be a command & control system in the media, this letter to the Amazon shareholders (and also to their stakeholders) is a must read for all entrepreneurs facing fast market developments. In particular, the section on “High-Velocity Decision Making” provides […]

The Strategy Pit Stop – how CEOs execute strategies faster than the competition

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Andreas Liebrecht and Volker Rau explain why “strategy giants” often become “execution dwarfs” and how managers can handle this. “Our goal for 2017 is to complete the 2016 goals, which we should have done in 2015, because we had already agreed to them in 2014 and planned them in 2013.” Hand on heart: this sentence […]


Strategy Execution: How to make a million-dollar business with a breakthrough target.

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Field report for executives who want to make a real difference. Breakthrough objectives are the means of choice in order to clearly improve the company’s situation over the financial year. An example: The COO of a Hidden Champion of the automotive supply industry laments the considerable pressure exerted by its investors at him. The EBIT […]