9 episodes

Bernhard Kerres was CEO of a diverse portfolio of companies - from a German stock-market listed tech company with over 600 employees globally, to his own start-up in Silicon Valley, and one of the most prominent concert halls in Vienna. As an executive coach, he works with senior managers and top executives.

In this podcast, he shares his views on leadership, which might sometimes be a bit controversial. Because of his background as an opera singer, he often takes music as an example of leadership issues.

You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

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Bernhard Kerres was CEO of a diverse portfolio of companies - from a German stock-market listed tech company with over 600 employees globally, to his own start-up in Silicon Valley, and one of the most prominent concert halls in Vienna. As an executive coach, he works with senior managers and top executives.

In this podcast, he shares his views on leadership, which might sometimes be a bit controversial. Because of his background as an opera singer, he often takes music as an example of leadership issues.

You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    The BUT Meeting

    The BUT Meeting

    If there is an AND Meeting, there might as well be a BUT Meeting. Giving all the objections and criticism space and time is important for any idea to develop. But that time and space should be limited and clearly labeled. This allows for a team to see an idea from different perspectives and to work on making it better.

    Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

    You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 6 min
    The AND Meetings

    The AND Meetings

    How often are we sitting in meeting listening to all the objections, criticism, and often outright hostility towards our ideas or suggestions. Let us turn that around and create meetings which are collaborative and, perhaps, even fun. Try out the AND Meeting. Bernhard Kerres introduces the rules and the fun of the AND Meeting and the ways to do it.

    Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

    You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 5 min
    Does Professionalism Eat Motivation for Breakfast?

    Does Professionalism Eat Motivation for Breakfast?

    When speaking about orchestras and leadership, the assumption is that orchestra members are highly motivated. They are often not. But they are mostly highly professional. So, the question is, does motivation or professionalism create a great performance?

    Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

    You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 9 min
    Yes, They Can - Collective Leadership in a Live Case Study

    Yes, They Can - Collective Leadership in a Live Case Study

    Much has been written about collaborative leadership. Today, Bernhard Kerres introduces a real live case study on the subject. The nexTus Festival is the brainchild of the BYOM Community, a community of musicians who came together in the COVID19 pandemic. They decided to put on a festival. Ten people serve on the festival committee as equals. Over 60 musicians are involved. The planning of the festival started in January 2021, just three months before it is going to open on April 17, 2021. 

    In this conversation, Bernhard Kerres talks to three members of the festival committee about collaborative leadership, what they learned so far on communication, decision making, and other leadership subjects. The guest are soprano Danae Eleni, pianist Isabela Jutrzenka, and software engineer Christian Huppert. Listeners are invited to see for themselves and meet the people behind the festival on four weekends from April 17th to May 9th, 2021. Details can be found at https://nextus.beyourownmanager.com.

    Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

    You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 37 min
    A Colourful Focus on What Matters

    A Colourful Focus on What Matters

    Many executives and managers are overwhelmed by the demand on their diary. They hop from one meeting to the next often ending the day frustrated because they miss the feeling of achievement. Bernhard Kerres has a small exercise which one can build into one's daily routine to increase the focus on what really matters - and to make yourself accountable for it.

    Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

    You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 9 min
    Be Co-Active! 🚀

    Be Co-Active! 🚀

    So far we have been talking about being pro-active or re-active as a leader. But, Bernhard Kerres, argues that this does not really cut through to what is needed in today's world. He creates the term of "co-active leadership" encouraging managers and executives to collaborate with their teams and within their eco system. 

    Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

    You find more about Bernhard on www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 8 min

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