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Thomas Gelmi

Author, Executive Coach & Sparring Partner for More Effectiveness in Leadership, Teamwork and Customer Interaction

Based in Switzerland, Thomas Gelmi stands for measurably more impact in leadership, teamwork and customer interaction by developing personal and interpersonal competence. Worldwide, for individuals and organizations across industries and cultures. Full proficiency in four languages (En, Ge, It, Fr) combined with excellent international references and a global network of professionals make Thomas Gelmi a reliable partner for your own development and/or your learning & development projects. More information:
Make Sure 21st Century Leadership Is

Make Sure 21st Century Leadership Is Human

Employees are expected to perform -- no doubt about that. But how well do leaders make use of their competencies and behavior to create the ideal circumstances and fertile ground for optimal performance?
10/23/2014 04:48 EDT
Lead Your Business Like the Great

Lead Your Business Like the Great Conductors

There are many analogies being used these days to explain good leadership, ranging from the alpine guide leading a group of roped climbers to the summit, to the skipper sailing a regatta with the crew. One of my all time favourites though is the analogy of the maestro conducting an orchestra.
09/08/2014 11:20 EDT
In Business, Sensitivity Is an

In Business, Sensitivity Is an Asset

Unfortunately, sensitivity has a rather negative connotation in western cultures. In a society that favors the loudest and the fastest, sensitivity is often put on a level with poor resilience and weakness, which is flat-out wrong. But this poor image of sensitivity is not the same all over the world.
05/15/2014 12:53 EDT
Want to Improve Your Attention Span? Try Relaxed

Want to Improve Your Attention Span? Try Relaxed Awareness

Unlike animals, human beings have successfully developed the capacity to think about what is not immediately going on around them and to contemplate events that happened in the past or might possibly happen in the future. While this capacity called imagination can be a blessing, it can be a curse at the same time.
02/25/2014 08:33 EST
Companies Need Better

Companies Need Better Leaders

Leading people is often seen as a side activity and taken for granted with some people being more talented than others, which is unfortunately still a widespread opinion in many organizations. Indeed, there are huge differences in the quality of leadership. But why is that?
02/20/2014 12:10 EST
Lonely At The Top: Why CEOs Need Sparring

Lonely At The Top: Why CEOs Need Sparring Partners

The announcement of Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter's suicide shook the media earlier this summer, followed by the suicide of Pierre Wauthier, CFO of the Zurich Insurance Group, only a few weeks later. For many people in leading positions, "lonely at the top" is not just a simple cliché, but rather a sad reality. A personal sparring partner can make a crucial difference.
02/18/2014 12:11 EST
How to Use Personal 'Airbags' to Create Space in Daily

How to Use Personal 'Airbags' to Create Space in Daily Life

A while ago, I had the opportunity to witness the demonstration of an avalanche airbag. The space created by the airbag can save lives in a situation that would otherwise bear the imminent risk of suffocation. I was immediately aware of the symbolism: Metaphorically speaking, our packed days and weeks are like avalanches, rolling over our heads and burying us underneath them. As in a real avalanche, the key lays in creating space.
02/13/2014 12:16 EST
The Career

The Career Adventure

Increasing complexity and diminishing workplace security define our society. We live in a time in which straight careers
02/12/2014 04:33 EST