Author Archives: Andreas Wettstein

Executive Breakfast: „Leadership: Avoiding Management Pitfalls“

Good leaders need to understand how to minimise the impact of setbacks, to be aware of common management pitfalls and be able to navigate around them. One poor leadership act or decision can irrevocably undermine team performance so damaging the wider organisation. This practical workshop looks at two particularly common management pitfalls, their potential consequences, […]

“Men are not disturbed by things, but by their view of things” (Epictetus)

One could also say that people are not disturbed by things, but that they disturb themselves by holding rigid and extreme beliefs about things. Psychologist Albert Ellis said that rigid beliefs, which often come the form of musts, absolute shoulds, have to’s, got to’s, etc., are at the very core of psychological disturbances. Sometimes it […]

Caught in a monkey trap?

  Apparently people in India use a simple trick to capture monkeys. The trapper fastens a piece of cord to a tree. On the other end he attaches a coconut. The coconut has a hole just big enough for the monkey to put his hand in. Inside the coconut the trader puts some nuts or […]

Why do so many leaders fail to delegate effectively

Video:  In this video, I look into the question Why so many people who want to delegate fail to do so effectively? Before I answer this question, let’s look at why delegation is important. The number 1 reasons to delegate is to have more time for the things that you like and are really good […]

Team Contract – Building the foundations for constructive interaction

As coaches, we have a suitcase full of tools and are constantly developing new ones. However, if we were to talk about minimalism in team coaching, I’m convinced that one tool alone would have the power to transform the world and improve the way in which human beings relate to each other. Below, I will […]

Intuition and decision making

  Use your intuition for better decisions in uncertain situations Have you recently had to make a big decision such as taking a new job, hiring a new employee, starting or ending a business or deciding where to invest? Did you feel you had enough information? How did you go about it? In each of these […]

Managing in Meltdown

Multiple challenges arising at the same time can threaten the very existence of a start-up. Here are some tips for surviving a meltdown. For new organisations, survival is the first prerequisite for growth. Yet small organisations usually fail. Across the EU, over 50% of businesses fail within five years1, a similar figure to the US. When […]