Examples from practice
Moving to a new position with greater responsibility
Having just made it to team leader, you’re now area manager – How do I deal with the increased responsibility? Who can I talk to about my role as a manager? How do I manage managers? How do I learn to engage in organizational politics?
Stress and burn-out
Overstretched, exhausted, listless. You always coped well before, helping others and setting an example. Now your energy and confidence levels are dwindling – How can I go on? How do I recognize my limits? How do I set limits? I need to recharge! Would it help to make a clear distinction between my work and private life? How good am I at organizing my work and myself? How do I handle stress?
Defining where you are and where you want to go in your career
A businesswoman has had a very successful career but has never explicitly chartered her own course. Now she feels dissatisfied with her present situation and is looking to resolve it – I could carry on like this, but is that what I want? What is important to me? Do I want to go in a different direction? Self-employed or in a salaried post? What have I achieved, what can I build on and who will support me? How do I go about it?
Balancing work and family life
After spending several years making compromises in her working life in order to strike a balance between her daughter and her career, a consultant now gets a really interesting and lucrative job offer. It’s a full-time post and will involve the occasional business trip – Am I allowed to accept it? Can I accept it? How will I deal with my bad conscience? What structures do I need to have in place to make it work?
Having a successful career as a woman
You’re a hard-worker with a specialized role and you’re always being praised for your work, but your job is becoming ever more demanding and this hasn’t been reflected in your salary. Other people around you are climbing the career ladder – What should you do?
Managing a period of change
The department is undergoing restructuring. The head of department is affected by this as an employee, but as a manager he is also involved in implementing the changes. He is faced with the task of guiding himself and his colleagues through the process – What will my own private approach to the changes be and how will I behave outwardly towards my colleagues, superiors and customers? How can I implement the changes in my area of responsibility? How can I make it possible for my colleagues to carry on working successfully through the transition process?