To further live our purpose of ‘igniting meaningful work’, we’ve joined forces with nine other innovative transformation companies in Germany and launched the Shift Collective on the 26th of October! We’re really excited about this initiative and look forward to creating more impact alongside our friends.
The Corona crisis
At ForChiefs, our work consists of the facilitation of workshop journeys in the areas of purpose, vision & strategy, culture, and leadership as well as the coaching of leaders and leadership teams. Sometimes one-to-one, other times with groups ranging from a handful up to 600 people, our goal is to create rich, engaging, and challenging
ForChiefs is fond of the pyramid from Patrick Lencioni, which demonstrates the components of a strong team. Read with us from the top down and see which of these traits you or your team identifies with.
- set themselves challenging goals (KPIs) to achieve great results
- ask the members if they are
In my last post about the story of ForChiefs, I shared how we started and the ways we work, at the centre which are our ForChiefs Days. These are regular days where we all get together to connect, strengthen and further build the network. We use different methods and tools for this,
Tell me about yourself
I’m Sofieke, originally from The Netherlands, but since 2013 have been living in Berlin with my husband and our four children. Being a mom is a big part of my identity and something that impacts and supports me in all walks of my life.
When did you
At ForChiefs we are all united in our purpose to ignite meaningful work. This is the story about how we got here. All of us are experienced in having led and having been led in intense organizational cultures. We found each other in 2017 at a time of personal and professional transformation. We
Tell me about yourself
My name is Gabi Helfenstein, I’m German and I come from a small town on the German-Dutch border. As a teenager, I always felt trapped in this small community, so when I was 18 years old I spread my wings and started exploring the world…and never stopped doing so!
If you have the ambition to grow personally or in business, you’ll experience growing pains. But the secret to success is learning to embrace them, rather than seeing them as an insurmountable hurdle.
Every person and business that takes themselves seriously talks about growth. This is not just growth in terms
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Claudia, I’m 35 and moved from Amsterdam to Berlin in 2015, where my family and I have felt at home since day one.
I’m an enthusiast by
Imagine a well-known industrial Berlin nightclub, on a rainy day, turned into an inviting location for 150 purpose explorers. It was perfectly imperfect, an authentic place to meet like-minded people. The event? ForChiefs’ first Purpose Day in Berlin.
A few months previously, we got together to create a purpose event in
“4 years, 3 months, 18 days and 3 hours until I get my pension”. This was said to me by a professor I met last week. He explained that the world of academics is less purposeful than expected,
Sometimes, whilst we’re waiting at the reception of a company, we see posters showing perfect people in perfect situations with the catchy ambition of the company – to do good for people and the planet – in bold
Whenever I travel by airplane and receive the mandatory safety instructions I’m always struck by the request – in case cabin pressure might drop, put on my own oxygen mask first before putting it on to my children.
Most companies we work with have a goal, vision, mission and/or strategy in some form. Lots of times it is in the heads of the C-level, sometimes in powerpoint, sometimes on the intranet. It’s rarely in the hearts
Remember ‘The golden circle’ by Simon Sinek? He claims that people don’t buy what you do, but why you do it. I deeply agree with him and embrace the success that he has built since his first talk
Know the sentence ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ from Peter Drucker?
In our experience of working with lots of different companies, we’ve seen that purpose is an accelerator for culture and vision. A vision should be defined as
I remember speaking to one of the founders of Einhorn, Waldemar, a few months prior to the company’s launch. He told me that he had discovered an inherent gap between entrepreneurship and purpose. Entrepreneurs first harvest their entrepreneurship,