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Podcast on latest trends in Leadership, Management, and Disruptive Thinking. By Andreas von der Heydt, Senior Tech Executive, Author, Leadership Coach, LinkedIn Influencer, and Life Hacker.

Podcast on latest trends in Leadership, Management, and Disruptive Thinking. By Andreas von der Heydt, Senior Tech Executive, Author, Leadership Coach, LinkedIn Influencer, and Life Hacker.
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Podcast on latest trends in Leadership, Management, and Disruptive Thinking. By Andreas von der Heydt, Senior Tech Executive, Author, Leadership Coach, LinkedIn Influencer, and Life Hacker.




Leadership XXL (51) - How To Succeed At Every Job Interview

This podcast episode of Leadership XXL lists 11 interview principles in order to be successful at your next job interview and to get the job. Some of them you know. Some of them you might have forgotten about. And others, you might not have considered yet. Enjoy!


Leadership XXL (50) - The Art of Breeding Intrapreneurs

Companies like Amazon, 3M, Google, DreamWorks and Facebook have in common that they've embraced the idea of allowing their employees to become inside-entrepreneurs, so-called intrapreneurs, and capitalized on new business ideas. These intrapreneurs take new initiatives without being asked to do so. Hence, they focus on innovation and creativity, and transform an idea into a profitable venture, while operating within the organizational environment. Find out in this podcast episode of...


Leadership XXL (48) - How To Become A Master of Creativity

Masters of creativity are masters of creativity because they know "how“ to think and not necessarily "what“ to think. If you really want to become more creative, you can become (significantly) more creative both in your personal and professional life by adopting a specific mindset and applying particular strategies and techniques. Learn in this podcast of Leadership XXL how you will become (much) more creative than someone who does not know contents and methods described here. Enjoy!


Leadership XXL (45) - What To Learn From The German Soccer Team

In 2014 Germany won against Argentina in a tight match the football World Cup for the fourth time. It was a match that made history. One might ask what made the Germans become a winning team after all those years? What can football teams and even business learn from the German victories and the underlying patterns at that World Cup? In this podcast episode I´ve listed the most important lessons that can be learned from the German football team. Enjoy!


Leadership XXL (44) - Which People Top Companies Really Search

For what type of people do top companies really look? Countless tales and legends surround this question. If you have also wondered about how to join a great company and how to become and stay successful there, then listen to this podcast episode of Leadership XXL and learn all about "HPCDA" people.


Leadership XXL (36) - 10 Principles for Personal Growth

I'd like to share with you the 10 most important principles of NLP. These can be also considered as generally valid recommendations for successful management, leadership and personal growth, regardless of whether you identify yourself with the original philosophy and concept of NLP or not. Over the years I have found them to be extremely useful.


Leadership XXL (34) - It Takes Two To Tango

Managing Up is as important as managing down or cooperating with peers. It´s part of a holistic and participatory management approach. Based on mutual trust and respect it takes the perspectives of all stakeholders into consideration and truly empowers and challenges employees to proactively take part in organizational decision making and learning. Find out all about it in this podcast. Enjoy!


Leadership XXL (30) - The Power Of Being A Realistic Optimist

We all know the common idiom about the glass being considered as either half-full or half-empty. And the related assessment if in consequence someone has an optimistic or a pessimistic outlook on life. Personally, I favor a third way which I call Being A Realistic Optimist. Meaning that in general and for most situations I am a (very) positive, i.e. an optimistic thinker. However, in particularly challenging situations (e.g. before and during very complicated negotiations with many unknown...


Leadership XXL (28) - How To Build Relationships Of Trust

Trust is a core ingredient to build successful relationships. Both personal and professional ones. It is a major leadership characteristic. However, you can´t take it for granted. You need to work hard to earn trust and to keep it. In this podcast episode I´d like to share with you my thoughts and what I consider being the most important principles to build, regain, and sustain trust. Enjoy!


Leadership XXL (27) - Make Happiness Your Priority

The way I´d like to define happiness has nothing to do with daydreaming, trying to escape reality, or seeing life through rose-colored glasses. In fact, I consider happiness and the well-being of people as a fundamental human right. The pursuit of happiness is a beautiful goal to strive for. And it should become one of our main objectives in life. Well aligned with, and not hiding behind, economic growth and social responsibility. Find out more by listening to this podcast episode of...


Leadership XXL (26) - You Will What You Want

Let me tell you today the true and amazing story of an incredible woman, a marvelous ballet dancer, an ultimate fighter, and a hard-working pursuer of her dreams who has become a role model for many people. Someone who believed to deserve better. Someone who has never given up. Someone of true talent and relentless determination. Someone who chose her own path, who set her own standards, and who shaped her own destiny by not allowing others defining her.


Leadership XXL (25) - How To Succeed Professionally And Personally

Today many struggle in finding the good balance between work and life; and in investing enough time for non-work-related activities. Mostly, because they´re not infusing enough time and efforts in building lasting relationships from which they would receive backing, encouragement and relief. There is neither a magic formula nor a silver bullet to resolve this dilemma; especially for people in demanding positions. However, what I can offer is a different perspective, i.e. providing proven...


Leadership XXL (24) - How To Rock Content Marketing

Thanks to content marketing, today many companies and small businesses are in a position to attract and acquire new customers without having to spend big bucks. It´s no longer about paying tons of money on traditional marketing and ads. Instead it´s about open-mindedness, creativity, an understanding of technology, a passion for new media, and the will to take risks and to keep testing. Listen to this podcast episode and get to know 20 impactful and proven content marketing principles that...


Leadership XXL (23) - The Power Of Slowness

Everything is becoming faster, more hectic. People have less time to enjoy life, nature and the wonderful things around them. Fortunately for some time this seems to have started to be reversed: Instead of doing everything at high speed, some people prefer taking time for the good things in life, even in the professional world. This is clearly noticeable. “Slowness as a way to accelerate productivity” appears to gain a foothold in the business world. At least in some more progressive...


Leadership XXL (21) - No Excuses Any Longer. Get Started. Now!

Two main thoughts in today´s podcast episode: Start making something: Ideas are cheap and plentiful. However, the most important thing is to begin. And then how well you execute. No time is no excuse: The most common excuse people give: “There´s not enough time.“ Face it: It´s entirely your responsibility to make your dreams come true... and to take the time for doing so.


Leadership XXL (20) - Have A Point Of View And Live It

Let´s move on with the next episode of our mini series of “Rethink for Success.“ We´ll hear about the key points of a stimulating business book which I have found for you. For the time being I will not reveal however the book´s title. It´s not to annoy you. It´s to focus on its words and messages. Without being distracted by its title and the names of its authors. And the best thing is that you can join us and our discussion at any time. Even without having read my previous articles. Not a...


Leadership XXL (19) - Make Decisions, Decisions, and Decisions

Two key thoughts in this podcast episode of Leadership XXL: (1) Ignore the details early on. Focusing on details too early means not seeing the whole picture any longer. (2)Commit to make decisions. Don´t wait for the perfect solution. There is none. Tune in and find out more!


Leadership XXL (18) - Commit To Things That Never Change

Here we go with the much awaited next episode of our very successful "Rethink for Success“ series. No necessity at all that you have heard any of the previous episodes. Each of them treats an independent and very relevant topic. The series is based on a very stimulating business book which names has not been revealed yet. Stay tuned!


Leadership XXL (15) - Do We Need Blue Ocean Leaders?

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, the authors and inventors of the famous Blue Ocean Strategy (which I like a lot), wrote an article about a concept they´ve coined Blue Ocean Leadership. When I read the title of the article for the first time momentarily two thoughts popped up: First, in the spirit of a classic line expansion approach it seems comprehensible trying to stretch a very successful idea and name via a new product into the popular and profitable leadership and training segment....


Leadership XXL (14) - Leadership Principles

What is in your opinion more important in order to become and to stay a successful leader: To acquire and to possess the "right“ leadership characteristics, or to follow and to live by clear leadership principles? Find out more in this engaging podcast episode.