Case Study: enabling leaders for difficult conversations

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Challenge: Leaders were familiar with the general rules of conversations, but shied away from engaging in the challenging conversations necessary to address specific, critical issues. Situation: Corporate Compliance Department of a multinational consumer goods company was concerned that leaders within the organisation were displaying escalated…

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Case Study: facilitate improvement of team collaboration

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Challenge: Low level of collaboration, combined with unused synergies between areas of responsibility. Situation: A global IT service provider: A senior member of the European leadership team felt that the team was not performing well.We co-created a workshop structure which enabled team members to open…

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Case Study: transforming from a manager into a true leader

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Challenge: An effective project manager has difficulty building engaging and trustful relationships with project members from various departments, in different locations and countries. Situation: A global engineering company faced demanding challenges in the digitalisation of their production. A very experienced and effective project manager on…

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Case Study: coaching to influence effectively

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Challenge: An Expertise Area Manager struggled to communicate concisely. Consequently, she was not able to effectively influence non-expert senior leaders in their strategic decision-making, in order to choose the most promising routes for future innovation. Situation: In a global consumer goods company the Expertise Area…

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Case Study: developing virtual leadership competencies

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Challenge: A senior leader’s role and responsibilities expanded, resulting in a shift from a local leadership focus to leading his team virtually. Managing in a local context suited his directive leadership style. This became an issue in his new virtual context, as he was overstretched…

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Case Study: managing emotions to be constructive

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Challenge: Keeping calm in conversations where conflicting opinions are expressed. Situation: A senior leader had a very demanding position in a global engineering company. During meetings with diverse stakeholders he regularly lost his temper when he faced strongly-voiced opinions which opposed his own view.We created…

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Case Study: purpose and vision as drivers for engagement and performance

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Challenge: Experienced business owners were challenged in their ability to lead the business more effectively and motivate their team to drive performance. Situation: A small, successful business started to suffer from the mediocre performance of their most recent employees. The founders had limited leadership experience. Reluctant…

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Case Study: blended learning programme for new virtual leaders

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Challenge: Leaders of newly-created virtual teams lacking experience in how to work together in a remote setting most effectively. Situation: Multinational Consumer Goods company reorganised its global supply chain, creating a different structure, within which virtual teams were the norm. The leaders were used to…

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Case Study: focusing on the strategic core of a role

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Challenge: Being able to let go of being too detail-focused while learning to trust direct reports and delegate responsibilities. Situation: A senior leader in a multinational FMCG organisation was struggling with his responsibilities in a new position. He was overwhelmed by the demands on his…

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Case Study: developing virtual team exclusively via online meetings

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Challenge: Developing an effective virtual team with no budget for travel and physical meetings Situation: A Global FMCG division started a massive transformation and reorganisation initiative. As a key pillar a strategic communications team was formed. The members, from different functions, were spread across Europe…

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Kick-Off workshop – Virtual Board Team

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Team Building with Board members of a Swiss NGO The newly elected president of this Swiss NGO asked for support in kick-starting the collaboration in the board. The team members are dispersed over the whole of Switzerland and will interact as a virtual team. Part…

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Plant optimisation

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An unexpected call from an old contact led to a trip at very short notice abroad. A new plant was having operating problems and our expertise in the particular product area was requested. Investigation of the plant design and the actual installations highlighted one key…

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Productivity improvement

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A client asked for advice on operating his plant abroad in order to reduce costs and improve output. Whilst this is a common desire (who doesn’t want to reduce costs and increase output?) this was a particular challenge because the factory is complex and has…

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Supply Chain simplification

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When a multinational consumer goods company realised that their supply chains for soaps and detergents had become too complex, they asked what we could do to help improve them. After discussing proposals with Board members, we held a week-long workshop in the principal manufacturing site…

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Development of High Performing Team

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Our Client, a globally operating B2B company, was facing the issue that the collaboration between a corporate team and a local national team was far from optimal resulting in a decreased number of market introductions and an increased negative atmosphere. In our approach we interviewed…

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Packaging Supply Chain changes

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Our client, a globally operating company, faced the challenge of moving production between sites in different countries. They were facing limitations on usage of existing materials and processes due to differences in logistical requirements, equipment and national standards. In this project we supported our client…

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Personal Effectiveness – Coaching

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Our client, an executive in a globally operating organisation, struggled to cope with the workload related to his expanded area of responsibility after a major reorganisation. He was overloaded with meeting appointments and worked late nights to cope with the enormously increased e-mail traffic. During…

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Team building of Virtual Management Team

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Developed and facilitated team development program for multifunctional, geographically dispersed leadership team in a large FMCG corporation. Facilitated redesign of ways of working to transform conflicts into constructive challenges and increased coherence and effectiveness of the team. As a result the leadership team was able…

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Innovation Management Consulting

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Consulted head of application group in a large international corporation to build a new system and processes for “Pre Funnel” Idea management. This enabled the organization to nurture and select ideas with high potential. Specific but simple criteria for the selection process reduced the administration…

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Strategy Development and Change Process

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Designed and facilitated a process for vision and strategy development with the management team (MT) of a large department (ca. 900 FTE’s) of a university. In a workshop and several follow-up meetings the strategy was developed and choices were made for its implementation together with…

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Executive Coaching Visionary Leadership

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Supported the CEO of an international service provider in the energy sector through individual coaching in visionary leadership and organisational development. This enabled the CEO to create and communicate a compelling vision and a new organizational structure. He established in a very short time span…

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Packaging Expertise Training

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Supported an internal training organisation of a large blue chip company by optimising and supplementing packaging related training content as well as delivering part of it during international training courses. This ensured highest possible relevance and applicability of the programme to the daily operating business…

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Process Evaluation

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Carried out an audit of an e-auction process for packaging materials to evaluate the effectiveness of the activity. This highlighted some of the weaknesses of the existing process and allowed a recommendation for future improvements in resource requirements and timing reduction.

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