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Talking diversity in companies and the German society – “Die Boss” with Janina Kugel

For the third episode of my podcast “Die Boss”, I met with Janina Kugel, a well-known expert on driving change within companies and society. I really looked forward to and enjoyed our conversation as we have known each other for quite some time now. I love to hear her smart thoughts on education and the…
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“Die Boss” and Football

  My podcast “Die Boss” at Stern doesn’t focus exclusively on female leadership in a business context. Instead, I had the pleasure of talking to women from all kind of areas and organisations. The idea behind that is to show the diverse leadership roles that women occupy – and maybe also highlight skills and topics…
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Conversations with German Female Leaders: My podcast “Die Boss”

  Karin Stawski, journalist at Stern asked me a few months ago if I would like to be the host of a podcast featuring German female leaders. What an opportunity, as I am curious by nature. My conversation partners for the first episodes of “Die Boss” included not only women from business, but also experts…
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Why we need more lateral thinkers in board positions – especially now

  As we all learned in the last couple of months, an unprecedented crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic can impact all aspects of business – from sudden shortages in supply chains, to restructured production environments and thousands of employees working from home. We also witnessed drastic decreases in demand in some industries as well as…
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Three tips on leading in times of crisis

  *This text is based on a German article first published at corona-helpdesk.de/articles/fuehrung-in-der-krise* Times of crisis call for special leadership – both in society and at companies. The need for leadership also differs, depending on whether we are facing a global crisis such as the current pandemic or a crisis limited to one company. In…
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My book recommendations for World Book Day

  I have spent the majority of the last few weeks working from home. And that’s where a lot of my books are. I really have all kinds of books. So I’ve been thinking about which book I’d recommend for World Book Day. But just one won’t do! So here are three recommendations for different…
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What it means to be in the eye of the media as a female manager

  What does it mean to be in the eye of the media as a female manager – and how do prejudices and misconceptions shape the public view of women in charge? Those are the questions that Hering Schuppener Consulting, specialised in communication consultancy, asked in their recent study “Die Ausnahme, die Rabenmutter, die Kämpferin”,…
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Art and the future of the German economy

  Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about art and economy at the world market leaders’ summit, organised by Wirtschaftswoche. Below is a summary of the on-stage interview I did with Varinia Bernau and my main takeaways. First, we talked about my goals for the gallery. I want to give impulses to society and…
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How is digitalisation changing the world of work?

  Digitalisation is already all around us. It is a constant companion in every aspect of our lives – including the world of work. The consequences can be felt and seen everywhere you look: Machines are working hand in hand with humans, data is being processed and transferred in milliseconds, and with just a few…
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How has the role of supervisory boards changed over time?

  The following text is based on a speech I recently gave at the LMU München. The position of the supervisory board was established back in 1870 – however, I myself have been serving on supervisory boards for just over five years. Today, however, I will neither discuss the entire history, nor the short period…
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