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Leadership

Leadership is at the same time intelligent management and much more too, because people cannot be managed if they don’t want to be. Leaders therefore need to win the confidence of their staff and to convince them to want to commit themselves.

This can be achieved if the leaders are aware of their responsibility for their duties and their staff and have the courage to take on this responsibility. If they are confident enough to demand a certain level of performance from their staff and to support them in achieving that level. If they communicate actively and openly with their staff, are honest and reliable and show their staff respect and concern, even and in particular if things are not going as well as they should. And if they take the time to think about what they are doing.

We provide back-up for leaders through a comprehensive range of services:

  • leadership coaching:
    through individual or group sessions. We support leaders in defining their role and using their own potential in a targeted way;

  • further courses in leadership:
    we design further courses in leadership and run such courses designed by our clients – at all management levels, of varying length and intensity and in all branches.
    We also offer further training on specific topics such as communication, conflict management, presentations, chairing meetings and entrepreneurial thinking;

  • leadership tools:
    we offer support and help for devising leadership tools, such as for designing, improving and introducing qualification systems or for introducing integrated management systems.

Judith Knobel

onion: sistema GmbH

«In the eyes of a crab, everyone else is moving sideways.»

I am fascinated by the various ways in which we perceive and see what is around us and use this as a basis for our convictions, different types of behaviour and concepts; they are a challenge to me in my daily work. When I am dealing with individuals, groups or organisations I try to ensure that these differences can be used as a source of enrichment and a basis for new solutions. In this respect, my experience and knowledge, sense of humour and enthusiasm stand me in good stead.

Professional background

  • Independent organisational consultant and coach since 2001, owner of onion: sistema GmbH
  • Head of Department at the Pestalozzianum (1999–2001)
  • Head of the Elternbildungszentrum der Stadt Zürich (1996–1999)
  • Deputy Director of the Psychologischer Dienst der Schweizerischer Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft (1990–1996)
  • Member of the Directory Board of the Berufsschule für Kleinkinderziehung (Training centre for Childcare; 1986–1990)

Educational background

  • Certificate in conflict management and mediation in organisations (2012)
  • Diploma as systemic organisational consultant (2006)
  • Master in corporate development (2001)
  • Further training as psychotherapist (1997)
  • M.A. in applied psychology, University of Zurich (1988)

Clientèle

  • Organisations in the social services and healthcare fields, public sector (organisational and team development, project monitoring)
  • Financial services companies (executive training, coaching, team development
  • Schools (organisational and quality development, further training and team development)
  • Hospitals and interdisciplinary doctors’ practices (organisational and team development)
  • Public sector, committees (role definition, team development, conflict management)
  • Executives in all branches (coaching)

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