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Author: Daniel Delank & Gerd Halfwassen

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The Go4Leadership podcast is for leaders who want to make learning more effective and efficient in order to maximize their personal growth for long-term success. Your host Daniel Delank and Gerd Halfwassen, together with selected guests, will help you enhance your leadership competency during their show and explain how they are bringing their people together. You will receive concrete tools, methods, tips & tricks in a snackable content format to develop your leadership skills at scale for your company.
46 Episodes
Irina is a SAAS founder and a business consultant who specializes in Performance Enhancement and Operations and Processes Optimization. She helps design systems out of the right people, processes, and tools. Through the course of the last few years, she has helped over many small and large companies deliver outstanding results. As an Ecommerce Project manager and scrum coach, she helped ecommerce brands sort their hiring, onboarding, fulfillment, customer support and daily operations workflows. This helped them increase their business velocity and they had more time to only take care of the products Marketing and productivity. Irina has a very large experience in ecommerce over 8 years with its different challenges and obstacles, from running a fulfillment center in China where she was living for over 2 years to launching her own SAAS software for package tracking that increases sales by 5-10% on autopilot. She has been successful executing Lean 6 sigma optimizations for eCommerce companies: customer support, logistics and overall supply chain management optimization. After her experience in China, she understood the need for ecommerce companies to have a trustful and a software that can fill the gap with Product tracking. She decided then to create platform. It allows Ecommerce stores that to have a 5-10% extra sales by simplifying the customer experience. It allows them to track their products on the platform and do the upsell then automatic follow ups for reviews. This also helps brands to reduce the number of claims received by the customer services. TrackMage has signed a deal with Metal Family, the notorious group of content creators who create famous animations on YouTube with Millions of views worldwide. With their rising popularity, they decided to expand and start selling physical comic books and other merchandises. TrackMage was the solution chosen to help them manage all the supply chain from confirming orders till getting thousands of reviews at the end of the sales funnel.
Brandon is a Town Manager in North Carolina by trade, but also the host of the Lead Well Podcast, a college instructor and highly sought after speaker that talks about leadership and motivation. He earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Appalachian State University, is an ICMA Credentialed City Manager and member of the John Maxwell Team, and has a burning passion for helping others succeed.
Before becoming a real estate entrepreneur, KeePon Cashflow’s founder Billy Keels worked in the corporate world. In fact, he was one of the best “corporate soldiers” you’d ever want to meet.During his corporate career Billy put his leadership and relationship-building skills to good use to help clients get to the root of issues that were holding them back from full success. Billy earned his stripes as a true problem-solver, a skill he carried into his new entrepreneurial life. What made him popular with employers who sent him across the globe to meet with Fortune 500-level clients is the same thing that makes him popular with investors, buyers and sellers in real estate today… his skills in coming up with real solutions that work in the real world for real people!Billy says that he was happy enough in his J.O.B., but something was missing. An emptiness and longing for a different life chewed on him, pulling him to what he knew he wanted to do more than anything else. Billy wanted to be an entrepreneur who brought two worlds together. He wanted to give individuals where he lives the chance to invest in properties on U.S. soil. So he took steps and kept on the path to his goals. KeePon Cashflow is the result of his efforts. Today Billy is an international real estate entrepreneur, problem-solver, author, coach and mentor. He sees opportunities where others often don’t in real estate.No “overnight success,” Billy continues to work toward his vision and goals. Topmost on his list? Building a bridge between investors and buyers in Europe with sellers in the U.S.
Dr. Steven MacGregor is Honorary Professor of Health and Wellbeing at the Glasgow School of Art and External Advisor for McKinsey & Company. He has helped improve the workplace health and sustainable leadership of tens of thousands of professionals worldwide at organisations including Salesforce, Santander, and Telefónica. He is the author of Sustaining Executive Performance and Chief Wellbeing Officer, which is also a podcast and a former national Duathlon Champion (triathlon for bad swimmers) who has trained with Olympic track athletes, Tour de France cyclists, and Ironman champions. His new book, The Daily Reset ( celebrates a 20-year career in wellbeing.
Patrick B. Parker is an accomplished Tech Executive turned Founder with domestic and international experience in operations, custom software development, multi channel product distribution, and marketing involving both start-up and growth operations. He has bootstrapped companies he founded to millions ($MM) in ARR and has raised venture capital to build out teams, to refine product features and user experiences, and to execute go-to-market (GTM) strategies. Patrick has built award-winning products and led major growth initiatives in both the public and private sectors. He is a proven operations strategist with a track record of building successful businesses. If you want guidance that you can count on, then you have come to the right place. Today, his company works with amazing entrepreneurs that are looking to make a major impact within their industry. Thoroughbred Solutions helps clients with everything from business ideation to product/service development to building scalable marketing strategies and everything in between.
Gianpaolo Fava is an International Affairs and Business graduate experienced in leadership, corporate strategy, innovation and customer relations. Committed to nature conservation, sustainability and community service.Currently, he help SAP design and drive it’s transformation strategy in the midmarket segment for innovation and automation.Gian has also a podcast called "Conocimiento Tribal" (Tribal Knowledge) focused on helping Spanish speakers become better leaders by improving their self-management skills and emotional intelligence.Learning from other people/cultures is the cornerstone of his innovation and simplification style. It also allows me to always grow as a person and a professional. I’m always open to these kinds of opportunities.
Markus Feller has strong leadership skills and in-depth experience in innovation, business transformation and change management. This enables him to easily identify both business and organizational opportunities as well as challenges. He excel at getting buy-in and alignment for these initiatives at all levels and pragmatically transforming them into value-added solutions for customers and the company in due time. Using his extensive network and strong communication skills, he effectively use these success stories to position teams and the company internally and externally.
Daniel F. Pinnow is a Pioneer of Systemic Leadership in the German speaking countries and a wellknown Leadership Expert and bestselling Author. He is the Founder & Managing Partner of the Academy of systemic Leadership an was, therefore, more than 15 years the Managing Partner & CEO of the "Akademie für Führungskräfte der Wirtschaft GmbH" in Überlingen and Bad Harzburg, Germany  - one of the most famous experts in leadership and management science in German speaking countries.The experienced management trainer and leadership coach has been on the board of directors of the Cognos AG, one of Germany’s biggest private providers for further education and gained deep leadership experience as top manager within international companies such as Airbus Group and E.ON Ruhrgas AG.Pinnow earned a master’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Cologne and a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Wuppertal. Throughout his studies he focused on psychology and organizational sciences. He was lecturer of Leadership at Technical University Munich (TUM) one of the "Excellence Univeritys" in Germany and lecturer of Leadership & Organisation at Hochschule Fresenius in Munich. Since 2007 he became a Associate Professor of Leadership at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, China.In addition to his bestseller ‚Leadership – What really matters‘ (Führen – Worauf es wirklich ankommt, 6th edition in 2012), which was also published in China as one of the first german management books, Daniel Pinnow has published numerous papers and books on human resource management, systemic leadership and ethics.
Pieter Haas is Board member, Investor and Senior Advisor. Focus on consumer, digital commerce, retail, D2C.His life Philosophy: “Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.”!Pieter Haas is a CEO/Board Member with a proven track record of running, and transforming a large, international retailer into a customer-focused, full online/ multichannel retailer empowering life in the digital world.He is a leader with a visionary, strategic, and "big picture" perspective in combination with a passion for detail and determination to execute. He leads by example based on a broad, operational, and international retail/wholesale experience (Europe, USA, China).Pieter has outstanding communication skills, motivates and inspires people.
Michael K Sahota, CEC, is a Thought Leader, Author and Speaker in the Agile Industry. Michael is the co-founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc. He has developed a unique IP to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, and other new ways of working.Michael is professionally trained as an Engineer, has published papers on Artificial Intelligence, and M.Sc. in Computer Science. He has always been curious about how to make things work and has shifted this focus over his career from computers and software systems to people and organizational systems. Michael’s relentless quest took him to India to study consciousness from enlightened masters and his work reflects the deep integration of Eastern wisdom traditions into practical business guidance.Michael’s life’s work is a system to enable evolutionary capabilities in people and organizations to create high performance through Business Agility. As a thought leader in the Agile Industry he published the ground-breaking book An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture. In 2018, he published Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance. Michael is working on his upcoming book on Evolutionary Change. His vision is to support the development of evolutionary capabilities in people and organizations to create change and impact on a global scale. 
Tobias is an entrepreneur by conviction, a teacher by accident, and a creative by heart. He lives and breathes the life of a polymath: Jack of all trades, Master of Learning. Always experimenting with a better version of myself. His curiosity prevents him from having a straight career, forcing him to the Long Way Home. A journey that has taken him from anthropology, through beer and chocolate and politics, up to a world of digital technology and innovation. Only to end up founding a school for people who want to change things for the better. As the wind of transformation strikes continuously, he is now also the president of the first transformative leadership club – aiming to make Learning a Lifestyle. In the end, I am simply a Serendipitist, finding value and happiness in things not sought for. 
 Brandon Carson is an award-winning, innovative, and highly focused leader with a progressive record of accomplishment in learning strategy and execution. He is the founder of L&D Cares, dedicated to helping L&D professionals flourish and thrive. Also author of "L&D's Playbook for the Digital Age" and "Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done."• Extensive experience developing global talent development strategies • Experienced leadership in global human resource and learning organizations• Experience leading internal and external global teams, both local and remoteBrandon Carson holds an M.Ed. in Learning Technology and Design and a B.A. in Business Communications as well as advanced ISPI certification in Analysis.Specialties: human capability strategy, workplace performance, learning technology, leadership, HR, and training. Specific expertise in learning and business strategy as it relates to corporate learning, digital transformation, workforce readiness, employee experience, and how the digital age impacts workplace performance. 
Great passion for marketing & customer service and product management.Reliable partnership at eye level for the benefit of all involved.Trust through transparency and openness.Give first & empowerment of others. Knowledge becomes more when it is shared.Anselm Zebner worked for 10 years in sales for leading consulting and IT service companies. He has a strong spirit for innovation, acquisition, and organizational improvement.He sold everything that can be sold in IT: software / SAP licenses; Consulting & implementation projects, partial and full scope outsourcing up to data center hardware.He worked with both medium-sized industrial companies and global brands such as Bayer, Metro, and ALDI.He led interdisciplinary account and bid teams between 3 and 30 person team sizes.
ALAIN HUNKINS helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders.  Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. In addition to being a leadership speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach, Alain is the author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders (Wiley, March 2020), which was endorsed by leadership luminaries Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Marshall Goldsmith. A faculty member of Duke Corporate Education, Alain’s writing has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, Chief Executive, Chief Learning Officer, and Business Insider. 
Stephanie Lindner advises and supports teams and organizations in the areas of change management, innovation, and leadership. Current projects include Promotion of organizational innovation through collaboration and idea management workshops, conception and moderation of a management conference with a focus on modern leadership skills and mindset, the conception of a management development program for board members, and promotion of organizational change through employee surveys and their follow-up processes. 
Stefanie Kemp has been Country Leader Germany at Oracle since June 2020.Before joining Oracle, Stefanie held various positions as Vice President forBusiness Transformation and Digitization. In her 30-year IT career, she alsoheld CIO positions at RWE and the Vorwerk Group. She was named CIO of theyear and received the Global Exchange Award. In addition to her role atOracle, she sits on various committees, including as a member of thenon-executive committee at eco - Association of the Internet Industry. Shealso advocates more femininity in information technology and in leadershippositions. She is particularly proud of the "Ladies in Tech" special awardfor her commitment.
Eric Shepherd is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE P1484.20.2 working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. Eric has previously served on Boards and working groups for:HR Open Standards that defines interoperability standards for HR technology.Association of Test Publishers and the European Association of Test Publishers that represents providers of tests and assessment tools.The IEEE P1484.20.1 Standard for Learning Technology—Data Model for Reusable Competency Definitions working group.IMS which defines interoperability standards for educational technology. Eric was instrumental in developing the IMS QTI interoperability standard and assisted with the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to define the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) to define launch and track standards for Learning Management Systems.
As an agile practitioner, coach, and expert speaker, Daniel inspires & supports organizations to implement agile working methods and to foster a more user-centric and agile working style. By pioneering the application of agile working methods in product & service development as Business Owner of an “intrapreneur” team at Bosch, he became an agile enthusiast striving for change of corporate mindset and leadership style. Daniel has a variety of working experiences in the agile arena:Ensuring user-centricity by applying agile methods like Design Thinking, Lean Start-Up, Scrum & Kanban. Furthermore, implementing scaled agile frameworks in corporate organizations and excelling daily operations by building & coaching high-performance teams on all hierarchy levels.
As an executive advisor, coach, and consultant, Dan Norenberg designs and delivers growth experiences for executive teams that improve leadership performance and organizational results through a transformative process called Executive Ownershift®.From his experience, most executive teams are a collection of highly talented and experienced leaders, yet very few of these teams perform at their best.When leadership teams don’t play at their best, it puts their entire company at risk.His work starts with the executive leadership team because they are the moral and performance barometer for the whole company. When leaders truly want to change and improve their business, they must see themselves as the starting point for change and growth.Most organizations and consultants see leadership as an individual endeavor. This is not the most effective approach because your company’s success depends on your leaders' effective teamwork and collaboration, not their individual talents.
Thomas is a Human Business Architect and coach for Agile business and project transformation with more than 25 years of experience in various industries. He is the founder and curator of Motivate2B and currently accompanying Allianz Germany as an Agile Transformation Coach. His motivation and goal are to help human business become the new global normal by 2030.His latest book 'Human Business' was published in German by Haufe Verlag in November 2020. A copy of the English manuscript is available upon request and in return for feedback. He also authored 'Leadership Principles for Project Success' (CRC Press, New York, 2011).He is a regular speaker at international conferences worldwide such as the NASA Project Management Challenge, FQ Lounge at the World Economic Forum, Global Congress of the Project Management Institute, or Corporate Social Responsibility Forum Germany.
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