Case Studies / Results

Below we have compiled typical Case Studies and Results based on the Personal-Strategy-Profile for you.

Case Study: Back to the roots – motivation and position recovered

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Frustration has been building up for quite some time. “I just don´t know why I keep dragging myself to my workplace”, complains our client.  Working as a highly successful and dynamic marketing and PR department head she openly admits that what she presents to the outside world and what she really feels like have long since been drifting apart. “I don´t want to quit, because they pay good money. But I feel completely demotivated - how can I find happiness in my job again?”

Personal-Strategy-Profile applied…
Review: Motivation and power have always been present in our client´s job activities, whenever she was mastering some special challenge with her team. Since her early days she had been engaged as class representative, basketball team leader, and student union spokesperson at university college. For the last 10 years she had been lucky with motivating and encouraging superiors. Three years ago she was appointed head of her department. “But my current CEO is just interested in facts and figures, and all he wants is to cut costs and reduce headcount. We as people obviously don´t matter anymore!” Internal Analysis: Describing herself as a highly people-oriented person, facts and figures are merely an unwelcome necessity to her. Up to now she couldn´t achieve some kind of mutual understanding with her CEO. Core Competencies: As her core competencies she describes her open and communicative team skills, as well as her ability to develop new ideas and concepts with her team. “But all my projects are postponed right now!” she keeps complaining. External Analysis: We analyse her job landscape and her “professional playground” including all stakeholders involved, as well as their expectations, and their power and influence over her. She soon becomes aware that her own resistance to the CEO´s data-driven world has been blocking any relationship of cooperation with him, which has also led to his resentment of her innovative projects. Vision: In her first strategic step she puts more emphasis on submitting detailed concepts and budgets, and she also starts to adopt a more clear-edged position and leadership style. “I never thought that my own attitude has contributed so much to my blockage. Now I understand my CEO and I don´t need to oppose his approach any more. And now he even shows real interest in our ideas!”

Results achieved…
Even while moving on a straight career path, at some stage your own attitudes and comfort-zones might put you in an unforeseen trap. “Now I see. I was so frustrated that I blamed everybody else, and I got totally wound up in blaming others. My motivation and clear position were back the moment I stopped blocking myself!”