Author Archives: Andreas Wettstein

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 […]

Make sure your conversations pay off with “Value-COIN”

You might already be familiar with the COIN acronym, which provides an easy-to-remember, four-step process to plan and structure constructive feedback conversations: CONNECTION – OBSERVATION – IMPACT – NEXT STEPS In the heat of the moment, difficult conversations easily become confrontational and end up hurting the relationship. The COIN formula is therefore especially valuable for […]

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 […]