High intelligence, a strong motivation and a strategic understanding are the sine qua nons to lead a company. To have success in the long term, it takes more than that. Candor, the willingness to change, a high level of emotional intelligence, effective influencing, courageous and supportive leadership and leading by example are among the most important.
The higher up in the organization executives are, the less likely they will receive honest feedback. Their employees will be very careful in telling their bosses the truth. That is where an experienced coach can help.
For more than 10 years I have been coaching international executives to deeply understand their hopes and fears and to strengthen their accountability in order to achieve their goals. By asking challenging and empathetic questions, by being a good listener and by understanding the organizational and psychological context in which they operate, I assist in finding new solutions.
After more than 30 years working in three successful global companies - most of them as a senior executive - I know what life in top management positions is like: the challenges, the pressure, the power games and the unspoken truths.
Personalwirtschaft - Magazine for Human Resources, Nr. 2 - 2012
Ulrich Jordan, former Chief Human Resources Officer for Citibank Germany, has conducted more than 5.000 hiring interviews in his career. In this article he describes the most common mistakes.
DIE ZEIT, Forum by Ulrich Jordan, August 29, 2013
In the executive suites of German businesses, conflicts are seldom waged openly – one reason for the frequent failure of top managers
Ulrike Heitze, karriere.de/Handelsblatt February 2, 2012
Consultant Ulrich Jordan says that many HR managers are not very well trained and not very effective in conducting hiring interviews. In this interview he explains what that means for the candidates.
Human Resources Manager, August / September 2012
The HR function has struggled to gain more influence within the company for as long as we can remember. With our model, we will show how this can be improved – from the strategy discussion to the organizational development of the HR function.