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Original articles from Andreas Dudàs.
 
Dare to Change, and the Big Opportunities Will Come
​Do you recognise the situation? Year after year, we go to the same restaurant because we feel so comfortable there and there aren't any culinary "surprises." For the same reason many people go back to the same holiday destination and the same hotel every year and, of course, always book "their" room, number 24. Or we remain stuck in the same job for half of our lives because we are afraid of doing something new or we doubt whether we are good enough.

Prevent Revolutions with Soft Power
Today, are we standing before yet another decisive break comparable with these events from the past? I think so, as the brain power that determines the value of many companies in our knowledge-based society is drained off or the pressure builds like a storm to burn down these fortresses of latter-day feudalism. The all-powerful VPs and CEOs, the "Sun Kings" of today, are facing the threat of a sharp downfall.

Dare to Change, and the Big Opportunities Will Come
​Do you recognise the situation? Year after year, we go to the same restaurant because we feel so comfortable there and there aren't any culinary "surprises." For the same reason many people go back to the same holiday destination and the same hotel every year and, of course, always book "their" room, number 24. Or we remain stuck in the same job for half of our lives because we are afraid of doing something new or we doubt whether we are good enough.

Attachment Management
July 2014. Airport Dehradun, India. I have no clue how often I have travelled to one of the most exciting growth markets over the last 10 years; probably more than 100 times. Within the framework of my current business trip, I have been meeting more than 50 corporate, political, and spiritual leaders so as to interview them on leadership, management, and also the deeper meaning of life.

Look Beyond the Resume
Living authentically — whether you are an employee, entrepreneur, corporate or political leader — is the be-all and end-all for strengthening your self-confidence, gaining true competitive advantage, and moving the hearts of your employees.

Who Should We Trust, and Why?
The question of how to gain credibility and earn trust is nowadays a very hot topic. Tabloids here in Europe are full of more shocking news about top managers betraying clients and employees or political leaders seeking artificial power by being highly corrupt. So, it is not a surprise that people and organizations are seeking the golden key to how to rebuild trust.

Best of TZM: How to Set Goals You Can Achieve
Most of you might be familiar with the goal setting process SMART. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. There are also many other interpretations for SMART. However, so many personal or project goals are still not met.

Do What You Love or Love What You Do
Studies prove that 77% of all employees do not trust management and 63% do not believe what their managers say. The world is in a crisis of trust and credibility. The consequences are a lack of motivation, increased fluctuation, conflicts, burn-outs, project failure, and ultimately unnecessary expenses and thus the reduction of corporate profit and value. Moreover, today employees no longer just seek to earn money, but also place a particular emphasis on finding deeper meaning in their work.

What Can We Learn from Female Leaders?
Most leadership positions in many large and mid-sized companies are still held by men. But a few women in chief executive positions, such as Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo or Cynthia Carroll, former CEO of of Anglo American, rank among the world's most powerful businesswomen and have proven that they are steering their companies successfully through unusually challenging times.

Empower Your Employees for Greater Success
According to Gallup studies, less than 70% of the workforce is truly committed to their company or boss, and less than 70% is truly motivated. Leadership does not just mean to give directions, set goals, motivate people, or fix problems. Good leaders understand that they have to meet three golden prerequisites so as to gain followers: They have to earn trust, build credibility, and empower their employees.

How to Form Healthy Business Partnerships
Whether you’re running a complex project, would like to enter into new markets, or need investment as a start-up, you need a partner. Reliable studies have proven that more than 70% of all strategic alliances and joint ventures either end up in conflict or do not meet their objectives. Over the last 25 years I have formed and managed almost 100 alliances or joint ventures. Some succeeded, some failed.

How to Become a Successful Leader
Studies show that more than 77% of all employees do not trust their managers, 63% do not believe in what leaders say, 83% believe that managers work just for their own benefits, and less than 40% of the workforce is truly committed to their boss or company. At the same time humanity faces the biggest challenge in its history: a global economy that is outgrowing the capacity of the earth to support it. Given a true “credibility crisis of leaders” and some complex challenges on Earth, we might ask what leaders have to do so as to power sustainable business success.

How to Set Goals You Can Achieve
Most of you might be familiar with the goal setting process SMART. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. There are also many other interpretations for SMART. However, so many personal or project goals are still not met. According to Worldbank studies and my personal experience, more than 50% of all international projects fail. This means they suffer either from substantial cost overruns or delays and therefore do not meet their specific goals.

How to Effectively Resolve Complex Conflicts in 5 Steps
Given the enormous cost and emotional stress triggered by unresolved conflicts, I have been developing a conflict resolution model called “SOLVE.” The model has been applied successfully in various intercultural conflict situations between Joint Venture partners, project teams, and stakeholders, which in turn resulted not only in avoiding the extra costs of unresolved conflicts but also an additional savings of up to 10%.

How to Become More Resilient
Very often, the lack of emotional resilience is one of the key reasons that people get involved in conflicts. While considering the enormous impact on the bottom line, I started primarily to work on enhancing the degree of emotional resilience of project managers so as to prevent conflicts or settle those in an amicable way, which in turn builds a more solid platform of collaboration.

Principles for Building Trust
Daring to express joyfully my unique talents, principles, and values on a persistent and daily basis gained me enormous recognition, power, and trust. Suddenly I was able to tap an enormous power born out of authenticity, which nurtured the creation of really great things and ignited the fire inside other people.

Empower Your Employees Through Effective Feedback
“I can handle feedback. Why couldn’t he just tell me?” This is often what I hear from employees who yearn for a straight talk and desperately seek feedback so as to know whether and how well they really perform. However, many leaders don’t go to great lengths when it comes to giving proper and open feedback. Major reasons include the fear of hurting the counterpart or just the lack of time.

How to Create an Incentive Plan That Works
In most companies the lack of communication, leadership, information sharing, and especially appreciation might be major reasons that employees leave the company. However, salary, perks, benefits, and non-financial schemes still matter — sometimes more than many might imagine.

Be a Great Leader: Motivate Your Staff
Cash will always be a major factor in motivating people, and a solid compensation plan might even be critical for attracting and keeping your key personnel. However, apart from bonus schemes and specific incentive plans, some other denominators play a crucial role.

How to Start a Sustainable Business: Part 2
Failure does not mean defeat. Even if you fail with your first venture you have proven that you are willing to take some risk and you gained a lot of experience for your work and life.

How to Start a Sustainable Business: Part 1
After establishing my first company and closing it down after one year, I did not give up, but built two new companies based on some crucial lessons I’d like to share so as to empower fresh entrepreneurs for making their venture a real success.

Reaching for the Perfect Job: Part 2
So, you’ve decided to leave your job and reach for your dream career. Here are some tips to use before you begin your search.

Reaching for the Perfect Job: Part 1
Are you fed up with being bored and undervalued at work? Are your wishes or expectations unheard and unheeded by your boss? Or have you finally identified your true calling and now seek a new place that will provide you with the right environment in which to do the work you love?

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