In CoA Leadership Blog, we regularly give you inspiration and ideas for your everyday life as a chief. Everything comes from the experience of our founders and coaches. This means that the methods not only work in theory, but also in practice! Achieve even more in a more relaxed way now.

Leading Teams
[ November 25, 2022 by Sarah ]

Who Makes the Decisions in a Meeting?

At the CoA Academy, one of the things we deal with is reasonable “Aufgabentrennung” (separation of tasks). This includes not only who carries out which operational tasks. It also helps to achieve more relaxed productivity if it is clear who makes which decisions.  ...

Leading Others
[ November 15, 2022 by Sarah ]

How I Help Everyone Become a Top Performer

The week starts. We sit together in a meeting, talk about our recent results and plan our next steps. At this point, I realize I would like to improve the skills of some of my employees. They could do their job so well that it’s really easy for them! Become true high performers!...

Leading Organizations
[ October 27, 2022 by Sarah ]

Vacancy to Fill? This is How I Select Employees

“If you want to make a good action film, you need good action actors!” That’s what Arnold Schwarzenegger said, probably just before pulling off a crazy stunt. His little piece of wisdom can also be applied outside showbiz. I need the kind of person who is best suited for my...

Leading Others
[ September 20, 2022 by Sarah ]

Charisma Can be Learned

Among successful entrepreneurs and other personalities who have “made it”, I notice a widespread common feature: many of them are charismatic. They are immensely radiant and know how to make an impact. These people do more than simply convince others with ease — they’re downright...

Leading MyselfLeading Organizations
[ August 15, 2022 by Sarah ]

Reaching Goals by Cleverly Activating My Mind

Have you ever set a goal (such as a New Year’s resolution or a corporate strategy), failed to achieve it, and wondered why? You might have thought, “I had such a good plan! I wanted it so very much, saw the finish line in front of me, and it wasn’t enough.” We...

Leading MyselfLeading Organizations
[ August 3, 2022 by Sarah ]

Master Any List with Focus

Do you have too much to do all the time, just like me? Every day new tasks come along and every day someone wants to hear a decision from me. Especially when I work as a manager, people often approach me with questions and problems. My list looks like a junkyard, where the big and...

Leading Organizations
[ July 3, 2022 by Sarah ]

Building Corporate Culture with Stories

So what is our corporate culture like? It is shaped above all by our Vierklang of Purpose, Vision, Values and Strategies. This is our master plan, which we are all responsible for and implement as a team. Another thing that contributes to our culture is stories, thestories we tell...

Leading OrganizationsLeading Teams
[ May 19, 2022 by Sarah ]

Three Aha-Moments That Make Life Easier for Startups in the Growth Stage

Guest article in Munich Startup | From the outside, the cool startup world often looks perfect. Young, ambitious founders receive millions for their innovative business ideas and visions to improve the world. Like a magnet, the most promising talent is attracted and everyone works...

Leading Teams
[ May 4, 2022 by Sarah ]

5 reasons why start-ups sabotage themselves

Guest article in Strive Magazine | Once young companies have left the start-up phase, the real work begins. In this new phase, good leadership and team building become imperative. Leonie Schulze Bölling, CEO of the CoA Academy, knows that many managers find both particularly...

Leading OrganizationsLeading Teams
[ May 4, 2022 by Sarah ]

Distributing competencies in teams – Interview for StartupValley.News

CoA Academy supports leaders to achieve their goals with more ease   Please introduce yourself and the startup CoA Academy to our readers. I’m Leonie Schulze Bölling, CEO of CoA Academy. We help leaders in fast-growing companies achieve their goals with greater ease. We call...

Leading Others
[ March 27, 2022 by ali ]

Feedback conversations for managers – 6 important situations

As a supervisor, one of my core tasks is to conduct feedback conversations with employees. How do I approach this leadership technique correctly? What traps might I fall into in the process? The CoA Academy presents the 6 most important situations of feedback. In our seminars as well...

Leading Organizations
[ March 27, 2022 by ali ]

Leadership development in scale-ups – fast-growing companies

From start-up to scale-up. If you’ve succeeded as a founder in proving that your idea works and has real business potential, you now face a whole new set of challenges. Instead of continuing to invest 100% of your heart and soul into your own idea, this is where entrepreneurship...