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Free Climbing Mount Corona

When you are mountain climbing, you quickly learn one golden rule: Only change one of the four positions you hold when moving forward. This means that you only move one hand or one foot while holding yourself with two hands or standing safely on your two feet. The three positions you are keeping are your safety and support system. Even

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Slacking Off Does Not Need the Home Office

With the latest lockdowns due to COVID19 around the world, managers ask themselves about their teams’ productivity in the home office. A question raised quite often lately by executives in coaching sessions with me. But what is the underlying assumption? Executives seem to believe that they need to watch their employees working to ensure that they are productive. Well, that

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Füttern Sie nicht die Dinosaurier der klassischen Musik!

Bernhard Kerres war zu Gast im 39. Digitalen Salon. Dort sprach er über den Einfluss der COVID19 Krise auf die klassische Musik Szene. Vor allem betont Bernhard, wie wichitg es ist, die unternehmerischen Musikerinnen und Musiker zu unterstützen. Eine Zusammenfassung gibt es hier: https://www.digitalcity.wien/39-digitaler-salon-nicht-die-dinosaurier-der-klassischen-musik-fuettern/

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Kairos Momente – Der neueste Coffee & Coaching Podcast

Es gibt Momente im Leben, wo alles plötzlich richtig ist – all Stars are aligned. Das sind Kairos Momente, die selten und wegweisend sind. Inspiriert vom Buch, Der unendliche Augenblick, von Natalie Knapp (Rowohlt, Reinbek 2015) und vom Artikel, Kairos: Bereit für den günstigen Moment, von Sven Rohde in der Zeitschrift Psychologie Heute (01/2020) spricht Bernhard Kerres über diese einzigartigen

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We Need A Classical Music Incubator!

When I spoke at the Nordic Orchestra Conference in Stockholm this fall, I argued for an incubator for classical music. My reasoning was pretty simple – although classical music is still in a great place it is in dire need of innovation. And innovation rarely comes from within systems. My push for a classical music incubator was probably seen as

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Pirates for Classical Music

Abstract of a Key Note held at the Nordic Orchestra Conference on October 24th, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. Pirates find treasures. How they go about finding and getting them might be unorthodox and different. Classical music is a treasure. A great, living treasure. But we need to find new ways, unorthodox and different ones to spread our passion for classical

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Marketing Without Money

Summary of a Marketing Workshop for the Classical Music Institutions in Stockholm on October 24th, 2018   Marketing has changed significantly over the last decade. Everyone speaks about digital marketing and is amazed by the possibilities. Data scandals have shocked people who have realized how much of their private digital lives is shared with advertisers. And arts institutions still need

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Flying the Pirates Flag for Innovation

Over the last few months, I’ve had the joy of working with several companies on how to turn their innovative ideas into operating businesses. Many companies are often full of innovative ideas, but find it difficult to incorporate them and execute. I often recommend the book “Organizing Genius” by Warren Bennis. Although it is almost 20 years old, it is still

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Stop Killing Classical Music

How often have you heard that classical music is dying lately? Articles and blog post cite statistics from declining record and ticket sales. They write about aging audiences and a lack of music education. But let us go back to the basics. Classical music has some of the greatest content in the world. The music of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and

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The Digital Future of Live Performances

Technology is taking over many part of our lives. Will that impact on live performances and on performing arts in general? Will digital technology substitute for live performances some day? Will audiences enjoy concerts rather in virtual reality than in concert halls? These and other questions were discussed in a key note given by Bernhard Kerres at the annual conference

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