Mastering the Tightrope
7 Leadership Lessons taught by Life
This book helps managers and young professionals master the tightrope of rapidly changing markets, scarce resources and seemingly conflicting targets.
Today’s leaders face the reality that 60-70% of all change projects fail. It can't be for lack of theoretical knowledge, as the number of publications on the topic lies somewhere in the thousands. Bruno Hartmann, a 25-year veteran of change management, demonstrates that success or failure is in the day-to-day leadership mindset.
Hartmann’s credo is: “Leaders don´t need change management!” From his experience, change projects are repair jobs often doomed to failure because they 1) happen too late, or 2) neglect to get the employees on board. What leaders need to do is seamlessly apply what works in real life: clear vision, customer focus, and genuine employee engagement.
Having worked as an executive both in Germany and the US, he has experienced and led numerous organizations and transitional processes. Mastering the Tightrope provides the 7-lessons he’s fine-tuned to universally drive leadership success and transformational change.
Mastering the Tightrope includes personal insights from CEOs Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Corporation, Stefan Kober, AL-KO Kober SE, and Dr. Stefan Sommer, ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Bruno Hartmann is a passionate engineer and an inspiring international keynote speaker. With over 25-years of industry experience, he has become an expert in transformational change and leadership. Bruno experienced the largest hostile takeover in Germany´s machine building history; and, he helped transform a mid-sized company into a modern industrial concern.
Refreshingly, Bruno understands change from various employee perspectives. During his career, he has held application engineer, mid-level supervisory, executive leadership, worldwide sales and corporate SWAT team positions. His experience spans engineering, corporate strategy development, new business development, and mergers and acquisitions.
Bruno, a Bavarian leadership expert, studied industrial engineering in Rosenheim, Germany; is an alumnus of the Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, PA; and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Clemson University in the USA. He is a member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the German Speakers Association (GSA).