Leading Articles & Resources

Create a rewarding feedback culture & unleash your innovation potential

By Gaelle Piernikarch, 22.08.2019

Creating a rewarding feedback culture in the organization, that allows to learn and grow, is key to innovate. As the brain cannot at the same time strive to survive (Fear system) and seek to expand (Seeking system), companies have to choose one system or the other. A feedback culture that fosters innovation will look at aspirations, encourage experimentation, connectedness, information-sharing and self-expression.

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How the sea inspires a different way of managing change

By Euan Wu, 07.08.2019

Dipping below the surface of what various senior stakeholder groups are looking for in change, we start to see a different picture of what employees see.  Let’s open our eyes to the various colours, shapes, and sizes of the attitudes, preferences and feedback of employees.  When we start to see the diversity of different types of employees and where they are at, we can then leverage them to better drive and position the change for success.

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Learn how to improve your work-life balance

By Gaelle Piernickarch, 31.07.2019

With increasing pressure for performance and technologies that enable us to work around the clock, work-life balance has been a hot topic for years now. Although its meaning might be different from one person to another, there is a common understanding that the danger lies in letting work take precedence over our private activities. And so, we should protect our private life and give it enough space, time and energy to keep things in balance.

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Focus & relax – Learn how to improve your learning skills

By Gaelle Piernickarch, 22.07.2019

What neurosciences and psychology tell us about how the brain learns:
Some of the latest research in cognitive sciences tells us that we all have two essential thinking modes: the focused mode and the diffuse mode. In their book “Learning How to Learn” 1, Dr. Oakley and Dr. Sejnowski explain that the focused mode “involves a direct approach to solving problems using rational, sequential, analytical approaches.

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How to boost your innovation power

By Gaelle Piernickarch, 16.07.2019

In times when change, digital transformation and globalization have become daily topics, there is a strong emphasis on drawing upon our creativity and innovative strengths to find solutions to the new problems that arise. Knowledge is now accessible everywhere and anytime, and new ideas spread at fast pace across borders and cultures. Creative activities are supportive of personal development and social networking, and large corporations strive to follow the example of innovative start-ups.

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What is self-awareness & how to develop it

By Gaelle Piernickarch, 10.07.2019

From ancient Greece philosophy to modern psychology, knowing who we are and understanding our own inner world has been playing a key role in bringing human beings to a stage of personal growth.
Defined as “knowing one’s internal states, preference, resources and intuitions”, self-awareness helps us, in a non-judgmental way, to understand and monitor our thoughts and emotions as they arise.

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The 5 surprises I discovered in managing an agile digital project

By Euan Wu, 23.06.2019

Having worked on very large digital projects over the years I‘m familiar with the different phases of the project lifecycle and lean/agile/scaled agile methodologies. However, managing a digital project hands-on has revealed some very surprising learnings for me.

I will share this in the following.

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How to choose your executive coach?

By Navid Nazemian, 19.06.2019

In the last article of Navid, we looked at why so many leaders end up selecting the wrong Coach.

The following article will focus on the top 10 criteria you should consider when selecting the most appropriate Executive Coach.

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Success as a key driver in your life?

By Cédric Ullrich, 06.06.2019

We all run after it… but what is “success”actually? And what purpose should we follow on a personal scale, but also for larger organizations including governments and companies, to have a fulfilled life?

Cedric Ullrich, Cambiana’s coach for mindfulness and stress management, shares with us a few essential insights inspired by the ancient Indian texts.

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Speaking in German as an Irishman

By Mel Kelly, 10.05.2019

More than 100 years ago, American author Mark Twain said: “Life is too short to speak German”…
I’m from Ireland and moved to Germany in 2003. I quickly developed a taste for the finer things in life, Germany had to offer: beer, sausage and sauerkraut.  It soon became clear that I should learn some German soon if I wanted to have food on the table or clothes in my wardrobe.  It was difficult, very difficult…

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The ultimate guide to designing a 5-star change journey

02.05.2019

Hospitality managers, don’t miss this article ! You would probably be glad to be able to offer a 5- star level experience for impacted stakeholders so that they undergo an amazing and memorable change journey. 
What does a 5-star experience look like? Let’s learn from what a 5- stars hotel does and mimic the process of creating a 5-star experience for impacted employees.

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Nine Obstacles to Finding the Right Executive Coach

30.04.2019

Choosing an Executive Coach is one of the key tasks many leaders will cross at some point during their careers. Some leaders go to great lengths to avoid it. Others delegate this to HR or to their line manager. And despite all good efforts, it happens all the time: We choose the wrong coach for our own development.

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Stress victim or stress hacker

26.04.2019

According to the WHO, almost one in ten people worldwide suffer from depression or severe anxiety. Approximately 13% of all sick days can be attributed to mental illness, their share almost doubled between 2000 and 2013 . But can’t we see stress and anxiety as a stimulus for personal (self-)development? If we learn to hack the stress on a physical level?

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A flower for each MBTI profile.

27.03.2019

Now that Winter is giving way to Spring and the trees are beginning to bud, it may be time to think about our personal Growth. The MBTI offers a flexible framework for lifelong development as well as powerful metaphors to let our personality flourish. If you were a plant, what plant type would you be?

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International Women’s Day paves the way

08.03.2019

International Women’s Day (now a pubic holiday in Berlin), numerous debates about closing the gender gap, quota for women in management… Never before had the awareness about the unbalanced treatment between men and women in western societies been so strong.

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Leverage cultural differerences & boost your intercultural relations

05.03.2019

At Cambiana, we encourage multiculturalism as we deeply believe in the power of diversity. In many projects requiring high intercultural competence, we have been supporting the work of our trainers by using CultureConnector: a web-based platform with cultural assessment and a knowledge database on 80 countries that helps enhancing business effectiveness, individual performance and team development across cultures.

Try CultureConnector for free

Business is a comedy!

25.02.2019

Great leaders have a presence you will never forget. In this respect, being on stage as a comedian certainly is one of the best leadership schools. Find out why exactly in this article by our Comedy expert Mel Kelly.

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The power of love in business – Love to lead, lead with love

14.02.2019

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” Lord Byron.

There are so many beautiful and powerful quotes about LOVE – Quotes of love and compassion, love and grandeur, love and beauty. On Valentine Day today, we started to talk at Cambiana about the power of love in business, love and success, love and leadership. Want to read more about The Power of Love in Business & Lead with Love?
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Disco, diversity & managing change

10.02.2019

Diversity is one of our core values at Cambiana. As a multicultural team, we know from experience that diverse teams have the potential to bring the highest levels of performance, innovation and resilience to their organization. In fact, the more an organization welcomes and integrates all forms of diversity, the more differentiation there will be in perspectives at work, which provides a powerful framework to build talent and foster change. More about Diversity and Change…

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BERLIN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
GRAND OPENING!

29.01.2019
We are proud to announce the launch of our Cambiana Leadership Program in Berlin this Spring. Want to make a difference through your leadership practice?

Apply now and join us in Berlin.

STRENGTHEN YOUR CORPORATE LEADERSHIP STANDARDS WITH OUR IN-HOUSE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

28.01.2019
In addition to establishing a strong leadership culture, in-house programs bring great benefits to your organization and leaders: bonding, trust, knowledge-sharing and alignment with your corporate values and cultural standards of behavior.

Want to know more?

THE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ON MANAGING AGILE CHANGES

11.01.2019
What actually happens in organizations in terms of how people experience agile changes?  Most organizations experience this as a series of multiple initiatives going on, all iterating at the same time…

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WHAT’S YOUR MBTI TYPE HOLIDAY?

27.12.2018

Thanks to The Myers-Briggs Company for this fun presentation of how different personality types like to spend their Christmas break! What is your favorite way to spend the holidays?

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HOW TO UNDERGO & MANAGE CHANGE USING BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES

18.12.2018
Are you constantly facing a multitude of different changes at the same time? How might you apply buddhist philosophy to these changes? You can start by building awareness within yourself and your employees.

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TODAY’S MUNICH LEADERS – WHAT OUR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TELLS

13.12.2018

We launched this autumn a powerful and modern series of face-to-face workshops and online modules for everyone who wants to reach the next step in leadership performance.
The Winter 2019 session is sold out. We are now opening registrations for the Spring session, starting next May. Want to make a difference in 2019?

You’re just one click away… Apply now!

HOW TO TELL CHANGE STORIES

6.12.2018

Do great stories make great change leadership? Thank you Euan Wu from the Change Compass for this insightful view on how to use data to tell effective stories of change.

CHRISTMAS, HAPPINESS & PERSONALITY

10.12.2018
December 25th is getting closer! How do you experience the last two weeks before Christmas? And what do you intend to do for Christmas?Does personality play a role in how we perceive our Christmas activities? And if yes, which one?

We are happy to share with you today some interesting findings about how different personality types view and spend their time at Christmas.

Enjoy reading further!

HAPPY NIKOLAUSTAG!

6.12.2018

Happy Nikolaustag! We are pleased to extend a special offer to all of you who want to better understand themselves and others: 3 new personality profiling packages for career and personal development – with a 50€ gift until year end. Discover your MBTI® Personality type now and really get to know yourself.

DIGITAL EXPERIENCE – BEHIND THE SCENES

21.11.2018

What an energizing evening last week at our Meetup “Change Your Change!”. Inspiring insights, great sharing session and fun networking afterwards.
We really enjoyed preparing this session for you and discuss all your interesting comments.
Thanks to everyone who was with us. We’re looking forward to our next episode in the new year.

ENGAGE YOUR CHANGE LEADERS

27.11.2018
Want to find out how to engage your change leaders? Check out this article from our partners at The Change Compass:
In business literature having senior leader sponsorship and buy-in is always highlighted as one of the most if not the most important factor in determining successful initiative outcome. It is touted that without senior leaders to drive the initiative, it is difficult to get traction. The respective senior leaders that own the initiative are identified as the most important stakeholders to engage.
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CAMBIANAS NEW OFFER FOR TEAM PERFORMANCE

18.10.2018
Discover Cambiana’s new offer for Team Performance: innovative workshop modules to unleash the power of your teams and boost your international collaborations.
We now have a new and improved page for Team Performance which shows our tailor made workshops even better.

Do you want to find out more?

HOW TO ENERGIZE YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

27.08.2018
The summer break is often a good time to think about what matters to us and how we balance our work and private life.
With increasing pressure for performance and technologies that enable us to work around the clock, work-life balance has been a hot topic for years now.  And so, we should protect our private life and give it enough space, time and energy to keep things in balance.

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HOW TO LEARN LIKE A 2-YEAR-OLD

22.08.2018
Another beautiful day at the beach relaxing and reading. As the sun starts going down and you are heading towards the boardwalk, you notice a small group of children playing on the side. One of them, a little girl, maybe two and a half years old, is trying to get on to a three-wheeled scooter. The other kids are scootering freely on the side. Even though the toddler is going awry, getting stuck on a sand heap and falling over, she is starting again and again. And after a little while, you notice the progress and the big smile on her face…

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THE POWER OF PERSONALITY

09.08.2018
In times when change, digital transformation and globalization have become daily topics, there is a strong emphasis on drawing upon our creativity and innovative strengths to find solutions to the new problems that arise.
Drawing on these trends, the innovation capability is now celebrated in our private and professional lives, at individual and organizational level, as a key success factor. But what is exactly innovation and what is it made of?

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RELEASE THE POWER OF YOUR SELF-AWARENESS

03.08.2018
From ancient Greece philosophy to modern psychology, knowing who we are and understanding our own inner world has been playing a key role in bringing human beings to a stage of personal growth.
Defined by psychologist Daniel Goleman as “knowing one’s internal states, preference, resources and intuitions”, self-awareness helps us, in a non-judgmental way, to acknowledge, understand and monitor our thoughts and emotions as they arise.

Thus, releasing the power of our self-awareness is essential to start our personal development journey.

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CAMBIANA BECOMES BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR ITTI & TLI-360 – THE POWER OF TRUST 

05.04.2018
In our experience, successful teams and leaders share one secret ingredient: trust. Whatever the focus – team effectiveness, leadership performance or talent development – trust is the nucleous that binds people together and enables growth.
We found that WorldWork® had developed unique products to identify, measure and leverage trust in all kinds of work relationships – with team members, peers and leaders. Building on years of experience using their tools, we are proud to officially start a close partnership as Brand Ambassador for the WorldWork® Trust Indicators.
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ALLIANCE WITH THE CHANGE COMPASS – CHANGE AT A GLANCE

We are very happy to announce our alliance with Australian-based company The Change Compass, which offers a cutting-edge tool to manage change and measure its impact on stakeholders, resources and customers.

We were looking for a simple tool to manage the complexity and enhance our clients’ change and transformation projects – user-friendly, intuitive and cloud-based for global reach. A tool that helps organizations and change leaders to map and visualize their efforts in a quick and agile way. And we found it!

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PARTNERSHIP WITH CULTURECONNECTOR – VIVE LA DIVERSITÉ!

We have known the creators of CultureConnector and used their intercultural platform with great results for years. The team’s passion for “cross-culture and the impact that intercultural competence can have on business effectiveness, individual performance, personal happiness and global community” is at the source of CultureConnector, the tool they created to grow intercultural competence in the world.

So, we are very excited to start this new step in our journey together with the CultureConnector community and announce the start of our Corporate Partnership.

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