Author: Marcus Pietrzak

Marcus Pietrzak is Management Development Leader CEE and Senior Organization Leadership Consultant at IBM. - He works with all management levels in his organisation, and helps them to find new approaches towards their personal leadership philosophy and change. His personal and professional interests include organisational psychology, adult education, management & organisational development and management innovation. "When connecting the dots of my career, I realized that developing people in each stage of their leadership career has always been at the core of what I've been doing. From studies to research, from workshops to coaching, from assessment to training: identifying and shaping the very best of the leadership capabilities within my clients, has always received my undivided attention and formed my mantra: the success of the people who look for our support and guidance - this will always be the ultimate measure of our success in leadership development." - (mp)

Sharing Happiness

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

It would be a good idea

My most favorite Gandhi quote: “I think it would be a good idea.” – This is what Mahatma Gandhi replied, when asked what he thought of Western civilization. (Isn’t this brutally honest from a man so peaceful in such non-violent…

Celebrating the great soul in May – Mahatma Gandhi

This May shall become my special month of famous quotes from the great spirit, Mahatma Gandhi. Starting Monday, May 2, 2011 morning, you will read one of my most favorite Gandhi quotes, and I would be happy if you allow…


“Ein Materialist ist ein Mensch, der glaubt, die Schönheit eines Sternenhimmels durch das Zählen der Sterne erfassen zu können.” – (unbekannt)

Public Eye Awards 2011

Public Eye Awards 2011 – WAS SIND DIE PUBLIC EYE AWARDS? Die Public Eye Awards (vormals Public Eye on Davos) setzen einen kritischen Kontrapunkt zum Jahrestreffen des World Economic Forums (WEF) in Davos. Organisiert seit dem Jahr 2000 durch die…


“Die Vollkommenheit einer Uhr besteht nicht darin, schnell, sondern richtig zu gehen.” – Luc de Clapiers Marquis de Vauvenargues (französischer Schriftsteller 1715 – 1747)

Dreischichtig sind Märchen

“Dreischichtig sind Märchen, ein Kind begreift sie auf wundersame Weise. Sie haben eine glatte Oberfläche, die jeder sehen kann, eine mittlere Schicht, die eine Lehre enthält, und einen Kern, der wahre Weisheiten birgt.” – Aus China

Even though

Be human, act human, live to your principles. Because – and even though – others are human like yourself. – Marcus Pietrzak (inspired by a quotation from mother Teresa)