Achim Nowak, Author at Business2Community

Achim Nowak

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38 Articles

Achim Nowak is an Executive Coach, Business Thinker, TEDx Speaker, Mastermind Convener and Virtual Masterclass Host. The author of 3 books on Personal Presence, Achim has helped hundreds of CEOs and C-Suite executives in global enterprises such as Takeda, Sanofi, Owens Corning and Dover Industries to amplify their personal influence. His eclectic background includes training as a Mediator at the Brooklyn Courts, co-founding an acclaimed theatre company in Washington DC, serving on the faculty of New York University for over a decade, and spending a year windsurfing on the island of Tobago.

Latest Articles By Achim Nowak

The Beauty of a Swift Amends

Carl Ficks tells a great story. I was reminded of this again last Friday as we sat at the counter…

Achim Nowak
November 18, 2021
Leadership

You Manage Your Boss, Don’t You?

My friend Sheila hates the phrase. Managing UP. Patriarchal power nonsense, Sheila likes to fume. Corporate-speak for sucking up to…

Achim Nowak
November 12, 2021
Leadership

7 Mental Distortions That Do NOT Serve You

You and I have been in this moment. We prepared hard for a presentation. Tweaked and edited it many times…

Achim Nowak
November 5, 2021
Leadership

A Case for UNOBLIGATED Time

I’d like to talk about unobligating ourselves, Meredith Bell says to me. Meredith is an exquisite conversationalist and Host of…

Achim Nowak
October 13, 2021
Leadership

4 Ways of Reframing ANY Conversation

You know that moment when you feel stuck in a conversation you don’t wish to have, right? The stomach tightens,…

Achim Nowak
October 6, 2021
Communications

How Well Do You “FEEL INTO” Situations?

A note in my LinkedIn message box last week. I am also a podcast host and launching my book xxxxxx.…

Achim Nowak
September 28, 2021
Leadership

Connecting With the Transactional Alpha Exec

You dread your meetings with Joe. Joe’s 100% transactional. All business, all the time. You feel rushed when you speak…

Achim Nowak
September 20, 2021
Leadership

Say “AND” A Lot More Often. Please.

AND. Simple little word, isn’t it? We don’t like AND in sentence construction. It often kicks off a long and…

Achim Nowak
September 7, 2021
Leadership

The Hidden Language of Personal Power, Part 2

They want me to be the expert, my friend Dawn said to me, and they resent me for being the…

Achim Nowak
August 31, 2021
Leadership

The Hidden Language of Personal Power

You need to stop being a doormat, Reverend Mona said to me. I was 34 years old at the time.…

Achim Nowak
August 23, 2021
Leadership

Is That All There Is?

Peggy Lee has been on my mind. Last Wednesday, I recorded a podcast chat, not yet released, with Miami’s global…

Achim Nowak
August 17, 2021
Leadership

They Told You to Never Say “I.” They Are WRONG.

They told you to never say “I” at a meeting. Use “We.” Always We. Ignore them. They are wrong. They…

Achim Nowak
August 11, 2021
Leadership

When Confidence Takes an Ugly Turn

We worship at the altar of confidence. That wonderful We can do this mindset. The confidence that begets I want…

Achim Nowak
August 4, 2021
Leadership

Active Listening Isn’t What You THINK It Is: The True Meaning Explained

Key Takeaways: Active Listening the Right Way Active listening transcends mere silence; it's about engaging in a dialogue that promotes…

Achim Nowak
July 29, 2021
Communications

7 Blind Spots That Will ALWAYS Get You Into Trouble

Last Thursday, Shwan Lamei and I were strolling through the charmed side streets of Brookline, a close-in Boston suburb. Shwan,…

Achim Nowak
July 21, 2021
Leadership

The Neurobiology of Great Business Writing

Does superb business writing matter anymore? I mean, really matter? In a time of texting, tweeting, keywords, hashtags, sound-bites and…

Achim Nowak
July 15, 2021
Communications

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