Hansen Beck Insights

Leadership, vision, behaviour, motivation

Where Does Positive Motivation Come From And How Do We Use It?

I work with many companies in Japan on change management and turnaround projects. One question that often comes up is: “When do we start being successful?” The answer is simple: As soo..

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Leadership, empowerment, ego, vision, authentic leadership

What can competitive shooting teach us about authentic leadership?

The Magic of the Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion effect is a psychological phenomenon.

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Communication, Leadership, praise, employee recognition, recognition

Are you giving your co-workers the recognition they deserve?

Do you feel over appreciated? Do your co-workers feel over appreciated? 

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Future, Preparation, opportunity, Leadership

Help me! I can't see the future!

Why it is essential to think about the future now!

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Leadership, empowerment, trust

The Importance of Empowering Others

In 1994, I started working for Microsoft, as a country manager of Microsoft Slovenia, at that time our smallest subsidiary around the globe.
Our semi-annual budget meeting was coming up. One of the key parameters..

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mindset, taking control, Leadership, innovation

How can we be more innovative?

What is the “language of innovation”?

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taking an interest, Leadership, principles of leadership, management

4 principles of leadership to live by.

If we think about what principles of leadership serve to do- they align employees’ legitimate requirements with the equally legitimate demands of their task. The successful leader is recognised by doing this better ..

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