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    Focus

    HELPING ORGANIZATIONS DEVELOP

    Organizations across the world are facing unparalleled, ever more complex challenges that are extremely difficult to master because of incomplete information, contradictory requirements and rapidly changing circumstances. In my view, the only sustainably way to address these challenges is through significantly better leadership, more robust relationships and deeper engagement within organizations.

    We sometimes forget that organizations are not machines that we can control at will, but complex and fluid interaction processes between people. Over time these countless interactions create behavioural patterns. Managers are in charge of their operations, but they are not in control of these patterns. If they want to nudge these patterns towards making their organizations better they need to have the ability to see what is not there but should be, enable others to see it as well, and to facilitate courageous joint action to help make it happen.

    I am passionate about enabling managers and leadership teams to develop new insights, strengthen positive behaviors and experiment with new ones in order to further their own aspirations and those of their organization.

    "To be is to do."
    Immanuel Kant

    Services

    HELPING MANAGERS LEAD BETTER

    When Aristotle said "We are what we repeatedly do“ he reminded us that how we are and what impact we have in the world is only partly determined by what we think about ourselves, but largely by what we do… repeatedly. That means, to have the impact managers want to have they need to be present, focused and connected.

    I therefore help my clients to further develop both their presence and impact and at the same time support them in understanding their “shadow side", their unconscious drivers, beliefs, assumptions and emotional and behavioural patterns that can get in the way of having the kind of presence and impact they would like and need to have.

    Leadership Mastery

    I work as executive coach and sparring partner to CEOs, senior managers and/or their leadership teams to support them in dealing with difficult organizational change issues, improve the quality of their individual and/or collective leadership practices and increase their personal and/or collective impact.

    Team Performance

    I design and facilitate highly challenging and impactful workshops and other interventions (e.g. learning journeys, action learning groups) that enable business and functional leadership teams to increase their strategic clarity, their ability to think and perform together, their personal commitment and role modelling, and their ability to mobilize others.

    People Engagement

    I design and facilitate (often together with other senior consultants from my worldwide partner network) powerful large-scale organizational change and culture development processes that help organizations to increase their degree of engagement, agility and innovation in order to achieve their desired business aspiration and organizational objectives.

    "No one was ever wise by chance."
    Seneca

    BIO

    FOCUSING ON CONCRETE IMPROVEMENT

    I am an educator, sociologist, leadership consultant and executive coach. I support CEOs, senior managers and their teams from across a multitude of industries, both in the private and public sector, to improve the quality of leadership and engagement within their –mostly global– organizations. My clients say that I am very relational, challenging, risk-taking, practice-focused and theory-based, international, and highly experienced and competent.

    Prior to starting The Leadership Practice, I was on the leadership team of the consulting unit of Ashridge Business School, Partner at Oliver Wyman responsible for the Executive Development practice in Europe, Managing Director of Insight Consulting, Corporate Director of Leadership & Organization Development at Zurich Insurance Group, Director of Management Development at Dow Chemical Europe, Employee Development & Quality Performance Manager at Dow Chemical UK & Eire, and Training Manager & HR Business Partner at Dow Chemical Stade.

    I have taught mindfulness and leadership at Saïd Business School – University of Oxford, organization change on the Ashridge Masters in Organization Change, and leadership at Management Centre Europe, EFMD and IMD.

    I hold a Master in Education from the University of Hamburg, a Master in Organizational Consulting from Ashridge Business School, and a Doctorate in Organizational Change from Middlesex University. I am trained in Systemic Consulting and have professional diplomas in Body-centered Awareness and in Executive Coaching. In addition, I have studied martial arts, meditation and improvisation theatre.

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    Hartmut Stülten
    Stuelten Leadership Consultant

    Picture credits: Inga Sommer - www.ingasommer.de

    I was born and grew up close to Hamburg, Germany. For 25 years I have lived in the US, the UK, Spain and Switzerland. Since 2016 I am living in Hamburg again. When I am not working, I meditate, run, read, listen to music, watch movies, travel, visit art museums and produce dilettante art.

    "By seeking and blundering we learn."
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Approach

    CREATING ENABLING CONDITIONS

    In order to help create conditions under which people motivate themselves to do what needs doing I am guided and inspired by a set of explicit, but hopefully lightly held, theories and assumptions.

    • I believe that if we look at an organization and its people in an appreciative way and identify the positive aspects that are already there we will create a more positively energizing environment and future.

    • A key element of starting my work well is to ask “whose needs is this serving?” And a key element of continuing well is to engage and involve those whose needs are being served. Therefore, right from the start, I seek to understand from potential clients how any possible intervention needs to look, for it to be relevant and for them to be engaged.

    • In my view, both individuals and groups need enabling processes which allow them to change and develop by building on what they already know and what works well, and to improve or eliminate what does not.

    • I find that an appropriate way to show respect for my clients and to ensure relevance to them is to involve them directly in the design of any intervention. I see the design process as a dialogue that brings together the interested parties in the spirit of co-creation.

    • My intention is to always make the experience of any intervention congruent with its desired outcomes.

    • Developing new patterns of thinking, understanding, feeling, and acting means leaving familiar ways behind in order to discover and develop new ways of being. This inevitably involves a certain amount of mental, emotional and psychological stretch. I take great care that this necessary stretch does not turn into unhelpful strain or stress.

    "We think in generalities, but we live in detail"
    Alfred North Whitehead

    Clients

    WORKING WITH COURAGEOUS PEOPLE

    My clients are courageous managers determined to make a significant difference to themselves, others, their organizations and the world. In my line management and consulting practice, I have worked in almost all parts of the world in close to 100 different organizations from a wide range of industries both in the private and public sector such as …

    AUTOMOTIVE

    General Motors
    Volvo
    Saab

    BANKING

    Deutsche Bank
    Commerzbank
    UBS
    Credit Suisse
    ZKB
    Nordea
    Vontobel
    Bank of Valletta

    CHEMICALS

    Dow Chemical
    Clariant
    Syngenta

    COMMUNICATIONS

    British Telekom
    O2
    German Telekom
    Swiss Telekom
    Tele2

    ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA

    Condé Nast International
    Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
    ProSieben Sat1
    Warner Bros
    ODEON UCI Cinemas Group

    FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Standard & Poor’s
    Western Union

    GOVERNMENT & NGOs

    Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation
    Plan International
    World Council of Churches
    East of England Development Agency

    HEALTH CARE

    Simplyhealth Group
    Discovery Healthcare

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Ericsson
    Cisco Systems
    Nokia
    Nokia Siemens Networks
    EMC2

    INSURANCE

    Zurich Insurance Group
    Prudential plc
    Swiss Re

    MANUFACTURING

    Alcoa
    Conzetta
    Holcim
    Cemex
    Heraeus
    Sulzer Pumps
    Mann & Hummel

    PHARMACEUTICALS & LIVE SCIENCES

    Roche
    DSM
    Ipsen
    Serono
    Novartis

    PRIVATE EQUITY

    Vision Capital

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    McKinsey & Company
    Ernst & Young
    Herbert Smith Freehills
    MACFARLANES
    Hogan Lovells
    Freshfields

    RETAIL & CONSUMER

    Nestlé
    Sarah Lee
    Coca-Cola

    TECHNOLOGY

    Siemens
    Bombardier
    Leica
    Zeiss Medical
    Oerlikon

    TRADE

    C. Illies & Co
    Haniel
    VWR

    TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

    Hapag-Lloyd
    Kühne & Nagel

    "There is an authenticity about you that is so often lacking in other consultants. Whilst always firmly grounded you do not attempt to ‘over theorise’ with your clients but aim to cut through to the core of what needs to be addressed and avoid over complicating the matter in hand. You are the only consultant that I have heard my fellow Board members say they felt privileged to work with – praise indeed! "
    Board Member

    Resources

    INSPIRE OTHERS AND LET YOURSELF BE INSPIRED

    This is a short video of me at the Mondi Leadership Forum. In it I explain my view of leading as a personal practice of creating movement amongst other people around something that is important to you and them.

    VIDEOS

    Here are a few articles I have written over the years. You're welcome to download any of them if you quote their source.

    These are my co-operation partners with whom I work on larger organization change projects or very specific topic-related assignments:

    These are links to websites of individuals and organizations I find very inspiring. Enjoy exploring…

    "I have three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."
    Lao Tzu

    Contact Me

    DR. HARTMUT STUELTEN

    Lindenring 41
    60431 Frankfurt a. M.

    Tel: +49-(0)170-3866004
    hartmut@stuelten.org


    LEGAL NOTICE / IMPRESSUM

    Dr. Hartmut Stuelten
    Lindenring 41
    60431 Frankfurt a. M.
    Germany

    Represented by:
    Dr. Hartmut Stuelten

    Contact
    Telefon: +49 (0)170 3866004
    Email: hartmut@stuelten.org
    Website: www.stuelten.org
    Registration Number: DE275884759
    Place of jurisdiction: Frankfurt a. M., Germany

    Limitation of liability for internal content
    The content of my website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of my knowledge. However, I cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

    Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), I as service provider are liable for my own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, I as service provider are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once I have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, I will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to me.

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