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“A healthy tree does not bear any bad fruit, and a diseased tree does not carry any good. On the fruits it is possible to see what each tree is worth. You can not pick figs from thorn bushes, nor pick grapes from scrub. A good man produces good things, because he is good in the heart. But a bad man can only bring evil because he is evil from the ground up. For whence the heart is full, the mouth speaketh.”

Just as every tree (and its seed) is unique, every human being is unique. In your potential portfolio is something genial-unique anchored and only you can bring it to the development.

You can be “something”, which no one of the nearly 7,500,000,000 people out there can do as well as you. From your DNA, the added value for the others.

It is worthwhile to recognize the inner core (for example, through meditation and reflection). “I can get away from the surface and dive into my own depth.”

Your USP turns you off, because what makes you unique gives you stop. A plum tree can not bring apples, so do what you are particularly good at.

Discover the core of the matter. Have you recognized your core?
What is your personal USP?
How well do you know your potential portfolio?

Only those who know their inner core can find and find a suitable ground.
Only those who have found their growth foundation can develop into healthy roots and develop strength.

So what is the core of the whole?
Only a healthy core can produce healthy fruit.


Our society suggests that one of our primary goals is to get as many material goods as possible. Thus, for example, beautiful and fast cars become a destination, although they are actually just means of transport. Free according to the motto: “I do not know where I am going, but I will get all the more comfortable there.”

We are challenged to know who we are, where we go. For only the answer to this question makes sense to our way of life. When people think about the meaning in their lives, it makes sense to direct the view into the depths.

Steven Covey (American management consultant) puts it as follows:
“Humans can not cope with change if they have no root, if there is no unchangeable core in their hearts. The key to transformability lies in an unchanging feeling of who we are, why we exist, and what we value. If we make a living statement in this sense, we have the prerequisites to flow with change. ”

The knowledge of a meaningful goal is the basis for a successful personality development. Regardless of the current situation, we will see how the personality core that is within us is developing and is beginning to bear fruit – which leads to personal fulfillment and gratitude.

Where are you developing?
What are the goals in your life? What are the underlying values ​​of these goals?
Where do you need development (development, change) in your behavioral patterns?
Who or what can help you in this process?


In this fast-paced time, we make unconscious, new experiences day by day. These should always be stored and processed immediately. Experiences shape us, we know this at the latest from the basic assumptions of learning psychology and sociology. There are patterns of action and mental models that allow conclusions to be drawn about our personality.

How often does it happen that we react unconsciously, situatively, and ultimately do not know what basis we are doing. Especially in close, interpersonal relations (for example in the partnership or also in the company among colleagues), a fertile ground for an unhealthy conflict culture develops rapidly. In such an environment healthy growth is often impossible.

Providing a space for experiences is extremely important. In the course of the fast time, however, we have failed to let our experience mature and to deal with what these learning experiences do with us – how they shape us. Only through a “letting”, questioning and analyzing, can we understand individual thinkers and behavioral scientists and develop personalities as well as potential.

If this principle of “leaving the tire” is consciously understood and sees the people in the system with its environment, enormous fruit is created for you and for your fellow human beings.

Let new experiences become conscious and above all take your time to let these mature:
What did you experience and on what basis did this shape your personality?
Where do you need support in recognizing your behavioral patterns?
Where can you find blind spots on your personal map?


Our nature is what defines development.

Winter: The trees have finally laid their leaves dress. The tree prepares itself for a bare time of cold, in which it experiences little growth. He concentrates on the most necessary: ​​survive!

Even when its leaves are faded in cold times, a tree undergoes growth in its core, albeit at a time like this, but only slowly. There is nothing left for him. Plants do not know a standstill. They only grow or wither. If a plant grows, it must wither and die.

We need a solid core at times when the temperatures are rough and heavy storms are spreading, where mist takes the orientation and otherwise nutritious soils freeze. A core that connects our roots with the stem and thus still transfers food into growth.

These times are currently omnipresent: in business for companies, in society for people and institutions.
What is your core business and organization?
What is your core personality as a person?
What are your core values?
What are your core competences?
What are in your core impeller?
Are they at the core only good, or do you inspire people and teams who are looking for your influence?

Strengthen your values, your competencies. Develop your company by developing your employees, teams and executives. Develop yourself as a personality!

It is people who keep companies alive and move forward, they are people who develop and shape a society and cultures. “This is quite natural“


“All are born as the original, but most of them die as a copy.” Ernst Niebergall (1815-43)

We only lend the title “personality” to people who are extraordinary in our eyes. They are people who are originals in their own way. Originality, or even personality, can not be overpowered. Wolfgang Herbst (German author) once said: “Personality is what is left when one takes off offices, orders and titles from one person.”

In order to become a personality, one must know who one is as a person. Knowing your own inner compass can be helpful:


On the one hand, your character type is crucial. But your family of origin has also helped to make you the person you are today. The better you know your origin, the better you recognize yourself.


Our strongest abilities are often found in activities where we regularly forget the time and enter a so-called flow experience.


Values ​​and interests have the same effect as inner motivators. Wherever you are motivated, you will want to be able to achieve top performance with passion.


For the best possible potential development, you should create an environment in which you can achieve the most with your abilities, values ​​and interests – because personality always has a direct benefit to the environment. In this spirit, we wish you that you can become more and more the person to whom you are created. Do not be afraid to be different. In order to achieve extraordinary things, people who are exceptional are – personalities.


But what is actually a vision and why we hear so often today. This word can be found on every website of a modern company. But if you ask the “simple” employee after the company’s vision, you rarely get a clear answer.

So what about this “Visionsgefasel”?
What is a vision and why do you need it?

Vision lies in the future and it is something that inspires me in today’s doing. It is something attractive to which I admit. Vision gives me alignment and strength. It affects my actions in today. Vision is a picture of the future in front of the inner eye.

A logical explanation: a life without vision, resembling a run without looking ahead. As I walk down the street I do not look into the street (where I walk), but down on my feet.

Many men and women (inventors, adventurers, company owners, pioneers …) have shown us how to persist a vision. In spite of resistances, she works on it and believes that she will once become a reality: Einstein, Mother Theresa, Galileo, Walt Disney, Arved Fox, Edison and the still living mountaineer legend Reinhold Messner. All have discovered a vision (discovery = blanket over vision removed) and are then emphatic and courageously imitating this future image.

What summit do you see in your inner eye?
Sometimes it takes a little rest and time until the clouds have passed, so that your inner view of the future things will be free.
Take time to rest and to see. Clouds can pass so that the essentials can discover.

Which life summit do you think is attractive enough that you want to climb it despite hurdles (force exertion)?
In an organic picture, you can ask yourself: What fruit do I want to bring? What is to grow in my garden? And who will be the beneficiary of these fruits?


Do you know that?

In our hectic world, both in the professional and in the private sector, we are constantly getting stressed and in places where decisions have to be made. We provide guidance on all aspects of navigation and orientation. Good advice, well-founded management books and navigation devices should help us not lose track of the way.

Your personal navigation is subject to two essential requirements:

1. The current location (person) must first be determined so that the best route to the destination point can finally be determined. When you make a decision, you should know the position and context in which it is made. After all, the further decisions are based on the already achieved location in your life.

2. The further conclusions (in the constant change process of life) should result from a clear goal orientation (vision). If we do not know where we want to be in our lives, how can we orient ourselves? Because we live with constant changes in a fast-moving time, we can quickly lose sight of the big goal. Take sufficient time to (re) discover your vision.

How do you set up your personal navigation device?

Person: Do you pause regularly and value yourself and value your way?

Vision: Focusing on your resources, focus on a few, but important and major goals.

Navigation: And when you’re out on the road again, do not know where you’re at the bottom and up in your life: stop, put all the navigation devices aside, and get off. At such moments, looking around and personal orientation is usually the most effective way of determining the position.


Values ​​guide people! Nothing controls decisions and behavior more than the inner values ​​engine. Values ​​are your very personal principles and principles:

You can proudly communicate your values.
You can change and develop your values.
You can throw your values ​​overboard.


You can live your values!

How hard you do it, you decide! Everyone has the freedom, even in times when his values ​​are challenged, provoked and attacked, to fully stand for them. Between stimulus and reaction, there is a space you determine! And that must not be a question of price.

On April 17, 1521, Martin Luther stood before the Reichstag at Worms, was interrogated, and was finally called upon to revoke his theses. After a day’s reflection and knowing that this could mean his death, he refused, “… I can not and will not revoke anything, because it is dangerous and impossible to do something to the conscience … here I am, I am Can not help, God help me, Amen. “Martin Luther

Your employees, your team, your organization, your environment and yourself, need a decent value framework for all decisions and your leadership of people, which never faltered! Be courageous and live your values ​​- even in crises!

Fight for your values ​​because:
“Success is more lasting if you reach it without undermining your own principles.”
Walter Cronkite


The following story has inspired us and gives us a good outlook on our own possibilities:

A young man had a dream: he entered a shop. Behind the counter he saw an angel. Hastily, he asked him, “What do you sell?” The angel gave him a friendly answer: “All you want!” The young man said, “Then I would like the end of the wars all over the world, more and more willingly to each other The elimination of misery in Latin America, more training places for young people, more parents’ time to play with their children, and … “The angel interrupted him and said,” Excuse me, young man, you misunderstood me , We do not sell fruit, we sell the seed. ”
Axel Kühner


Everyone is a personality and therefore every person has personality. The decisive factor, however, is the size and maturity of the personality! People who are successful and efficient because of their personality have managed to reconcile their inner potential and their external behavior. They can be themselves and do not have to play any roles. Successful people develop their own personal behavior. They know their strengths and their limitations, and know how to deal with them in such a way that they also master critical situations in a professional and private context.


Everyone is a personality and therefore every person has personality. The decisive factor, however, is the size and maturity of the personality!

People who are successful and efficient because of their personality have managed to reconcile their inner potential and their external behavior. They can be them themselves and do not have to play any roles.

Successful people develop their own personal behavior. They know their strengths and their limitations, and know how to deal with them in such a way that they also master critical situations in a professional and private context.



1. Analysis – perceiving reality in person and organization

Target groups: Individual leadership, specialist, management level, project team

Analysis Methodology: Analysis (HR, TN, Coach), questionnaires, leadership style analysis, staff survey, onlinet diagnostics (e.g. DISG persolog personality typology)

2. Process design – The development areas are geared to the respective target groups: leadership, team and individual personality. Eight basisthems and seminar specials each allow the development of an individual seminar program.

3. Experiencing Development – Encountering self and the development theme in action-oriented experiences
The EDEN seminars are based on known methods and concepts, depending on the development topic, B .:

Transactional analysis / thematic interaction, Ruth Cohn,
Systemic Approaches (Circuits, Circular Questions),
Tools from the personality diagnostics (persolog, HDI, Teamrollen after Belbin),
Feedback tools and personality tools (Johari window, sociogram)
And are experienced through the action-oriented methodology (further explanations) and thus sustainable.

4. Reflection – Develop new awareness and shape transfer

  • self reflection
  • Exchange with a coach
  • Exchange with another participant
  • Open feedback in the group
  • The seminar participants give each other individual feedback
  • List as feedback
  • Create a potential poster
  • Commenting on potentialposters by the other participants
  • Translation

5. Sustainability – Making use of long-term success

  • Development of joint (or individual) action plans
  • Development of common (or individual) guiding principles
  • Create a team or behavior code
  • Agreements for the proactive design of the development or change process
  • learning tandems
  • coaching
  • Concrete agreement on collegial consultation
  • Learning and online forums
  • Development and adoption of a 100-day program
  • Capture individual expectations and needs


For many years now, action-oriented learning has been successfully used in personnel development programs for many companies. It concerns reality-related team and management situations (tailored to specific company situations). Through intensive feedback sequences, each participant can recognize, examine and productively develop the effects of “experienced” team and management behavior. This involves the following competency dimensions: perception, analysis and assessment of situations and corporate contexts, self-management, values ​​and attitudes, impact and influence on employees (goals, delegation, motivation, communication, etc.). The learning effect is increased by a combination of action and theory blocks to the corresponding team and leadership roles. The soft skills that are important for a success in the project are very visible in action. The participants are sensitized to their decisive influence and develop a greater willingness to work on these topics.


By dipping into the “simulated” reality during training / coaching, the highest form of learning emerges: the experiential from the immediate reality-related situation. It is certainly the most efficient form of learning for adults. There is a certain need for spontaneous action. The feedback is straightforward, complex, and systematic. A coach or coach supports the reflection and evaluation of the experiences. The task is to develop a trained pattern of action, since real or reality-related challenges are dealt with directly with respect to the workplace, for which there are no standardized solutions. There is a certain simultaneity of problem solving and learning (or personal and organizational development).

Experience, recognize and develop in the areas of: information, communication, delegation, coordination, goal orientation, control, employee orientation, organization, design, assessment and decision-making behavior in challenging situations.


The participants are given the opportunity to learn the effects of their own behavior on others in different situations. Through the wide range of material and behavioral tasks, the professional community is experienced by the target persons in a realistic way and thus a high knowledge gain and learning transfer is made possible. Each participant receives personal, constructive feedback and also has the opportunity to take different perspectives. Each participant is actively involved at all times. This ensures a high efficiency of the training. Both success and failure in order processing (performance measurement) are clarified in the process analysis. This results in knowledge and additional motivation to achieve directly better results by working on the behavior. Experience is a very effective method of development because it does not fail in practice.


Identify potentials correctly through multiple perspectives
Development of concrete behavior patterns, management and leadership competences
Active self-reflection, individual behavioral change and sustainable competency development
Individual tension build-up and high pass accuracy
Experience and reflect on your own situational ability to act (location determination)
Development of personal skills and management competences (instead of concentrated knowledge transfer)
Reinforcing an active and self-responsible learning culture in the company
Individual, compact and efficient learning through targeted and structured self-reflection
Systematic summary of the findings and derivation of transfer measures
Develop success-oriented reality-related skills
Insight and motivation to work on their own potential


Cooperative team tasks, practical leadership tasks
Real or realistic projects with coaching support
Collegial practice consulting, quality circle
Situation and behavioral analysis
Actionlearning in “real projects”, simulations, role and planning games
Analysis of behavior in typical challenges (critical incidents) of a potential location, function or hierarchy level
On the basis of the behavior shown, strengths and development fields are identified and can be promoted in a more targeted manner. Behavior can be tried out, existing behavior patterns can be reflected and optimized. Action is therefore not necessarily taking place in a fictional, but in a real-world environment. The participants learn various management and strategy tools, which they can directly apply in future questions to the theory situation and the feedback adapted theory impulses


Following selected companies with his co-workers, coaches from EDEN already successfully cooperated. We would be pleased to provide you with further information.

  • Alfred Kärcher GmbH
  • Bosch International
  • Bosch Siemens household appliances
  • German Railways
  • Deka Investment Bank
  • EJOT
  • Helvetia insurance
  • IAV Automotive
  • Piepenbrock
  • Zurich Finance


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