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)


Der Manager steuert, regelt, optimiert Prozesse. Der Unternehmer investiert Energie in Prozesse, deren Erfolg er noch nicht kennt. Das ist das unternehmerische Risiko. – Warum das so ist, und warum diese Einsicht gerade im Changemanagement so wichtig ist, verrät Prof.…

What’s the problem with the economy?

“Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said he could explain the problems with the economy in less than 2 minutes, 15 seconds—and he did it (with illustrations to boot).” A political statement on ? – YES, because it’s worth sharing!…

Syteme existieren nur durch Kommunikation!

In einer Organisation sind die Spieler nur die Voraussetzung, aber die Eigenheiten des Sytems sind die Spielregeln. Und diese entstehen durch Kommunikation. Was Luhmann radikaler ausdrückte (sinngemäß ‘der Mensch ist nicht wichtig, es ist die Kommunikation’), gelingt Fritz B. Simon…

Love your enemies

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi Have a good week, and hope that every envious laughter you earn will be a signpost of your path to success!


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

On being violent

Is there a right moment for being violent? Is violence a viable way to peace? Mahatma Gandhi supposedly said: “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence…


“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Keep the faith in humanity

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi