DO EPIC STUFF!
DO EPIC STUFF!
Achieving goals with Dr. Christoph Huels (Internal Entrepreneur in Action, Merck): “Live the vision with every fiber of your being”
For Dr. Christoph Hüls, Internal Entrepreneur in Action at Merck Group, strong visions don’t just appear on PowerPoint slides, but unfold their power through shared emotions and joint passion within the team. Leaders can awaken this power by living the vision first and continuously with full commitment – this is an essential part of leadership.
Achieving goals with Ludwig Askemper (Managing Director, Mondelez Austria): “Enthusiasm takes the weight off responsibility”
For taking responsibility for goals, Ludwig Askemper, Managing Director of Mondelez Austria, recommends taking the paralyzing weight off the word. Instead of repeatedly stressing that goals “must” be achieved, teams also want to be motivated with a perspective for the future. Especially in difficult times, it is, therefore, worthwhile to already look at future success.
To realize Epic Stuff, Daniel Szabo, CEO of Körber Digital, first imagines how it would ideally work – in a greenfield environment, so to speak. Then, it’ s time to tackle the task together and get started. The focus is always on the matter at hand, the big goal that leaders want to empower their teams for. Hierarchy topics become secondary.
Success starts in your head. Our view of success and also of life as whole is decisively shaped by our beliefs. We draw strength and drive from positive thoughts; destructive and negative thoughts paralyze us and can lead to misery.
Achieving goals with Susann Kunz (Director Global Brands Head Office, adidas): “A positive corporate culture must be managed proactively.”
For Susann Kunz, Director Brand Strategy and Business Development at adidas, corporate culture can be created proactively instead of leaving it to its own dynamics. And even if this does not take place overnight, complex approaches and formulas are not the required. It simply starts with actively getting to know the team and always meeting them as humans.
Achieving goals with David Jeans (former SVP, Merck Life Science): “What matters is the common mindset”
For David Jeans, former member of the Executive Board of an international company of the Merck Group, shared values and a common mindset form the basis for Epic Stuff. True to the motto “I am because we are,” the first step is to really understand each other as a team and to start the journey with mutual values.
With “epic stuff” out of the corona crisis: 7 points how you can now prepare the time after the shutdown
René Esteban, „Do Epic Stuff!” – author and founder & CEO of FocusFirst, shares his thoughts on how leaders come out of the crisis stronger than before.
Achieving goals with Frank Sielaff (former Head of Digital Media, Merck): “The goal was absolutely unalterable for me”
Frank Sielaff, Founder & Managing Director of entrusted and former Head of Digital Media at Merck, emphasizes the value of staying on the ball to achieve big goals. Changing plans is not a failure, but almost inevitably part of the journey towards the goal. The goal, however, remains unshakeable.
What has already been an open secret before is now being impressively brought to light by the corona virus: Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitalization. The article explains why focusing is essential for CDOs and other pioneers in order to digitize a company. Because only those who know exactly where they want to go can actually arrive there.
Achieving goals with Dr. Rahmyn Kress (former CDO Henkel, Founder HenkelX & General Partner HenkelX Ventures): “Take responsibility and go for it.”
For Dr Rahmyn Kress, Epic Stuff is enabling entrepreneurs and corporates. His strong belief, is that entrepreneurs are the ultimate game changers, that will drive sustainable transformational change for our society by setting milestones to deliver a more desirable future. Addressing economic challenges and creating the right partnerships for large and medium size corporates, has allowed the entrepreneurs to find solutions to retain relevance in the future.
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