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Successful Leadership Day

On 28 June, 2017 our second leadership day with familiar as well as new and interested participants took place at Kulturbahnhof Idstein. This year’s topic was “Leadership and Innovation” under the slogan “The Boss is Dead!”.

It was an exciting day and we enjoyed it a lot. The event was very successful and all participants were able to extend knowledge as well as relationships.

Overall it was shown that FAITH will be a crucial competitive advantage for cooperation – and innovation conceals this fact!

The day offered exciting exchange and new food for thought. We are already looking forward to the next leadership day and we’re open for questions and discussions anytime.

GlobeSmart Profile certification for Olaf Lange

Olaf Lange has successfully completed his certification for applying GlobeSmart ProfileSM.

GlobeSmart ProfileSM is a cultural awareness tool that helps participants, based on five dimensions, understand their own preferences and tendencies for interacting with others and compare them with other individuals – such as their own team – and cultures.

The goal is to improve global cooperation and communication, understand co-workers’ daily routines and challenges and support internationally operating business people. In addition, it refines global thinking and cultural agility of single individuals and entire teams so that potentials can be fully utilized.

GlobeSmart ProfileSM is already a key component of intercultural training efforts for many organizations and we are happy to be able to apply it within our projects now as well.

Short and snappy: new e-mail addresses

Maybe you already noticed over the last weeks: we have been getting rid of unnecessary ballast and properly trimmed our e-mail addresses.

You can now reach us on Our individual addresses can be found, as usual, on the team page.

Our website can now as well be found on (also trimmed by a total of 17 characters!).

In case you have saved our old addresses, you can of course keep using those as well, they will stay active.

Peer Group study: Digital Transformation in the Process Industry

Digital Transformation is a key topic these days.
But many discussions remain at buzzword level.

Yes, there are many studies out there that try to provide more insight.
But most of them focus on the WHY: Why companies should engage in Digital Transformation.

High-level statistics show the state of thinking.
But they do not provide actionable insights.
And there is little groundwork on Digital Transformation in the Process Industries.

team steffenhagen consulting aims at to change this.
Together with our partner innovation-3, we will conduct a “closed shop” peer group study culminating in a cross-company workshop.

The study will “deep dive” to understand the impact of Digital Transformation for Innovation, Marketing and Sales units of Process Industries.
Via “soft benchmarking”, the peer group will work out HOW business and functions could be / should be transformed.
In addition, the study provides insights into WHAT VPs could do / should do.

The participants get thinking, tools and stories from their peers and additional relevant input from focused desk research that helps them to shape the corporate thinking process and to initiate the change in their areas of responsibility:

  • How are companies approaching Digital Transformation?
  • What does Digital Transformation really mean for my function at a practical level?
  • How could realistic “pictures of the future” (2-3 years’ timeframe) for my function look like?
  • What are peers doing? What works, what doesn’t? What are Best Practices / What are pitfalls to avoid?
  • How should I be involved in the digital transformation process and what actions should I take in my area of responsibility?
  • How do I start making the changes needed in my function? 

 If you are interested in taking part, please send short message to Mr. Richard Cawthorpe.