Bodo Antonic grew up as a German-Austrian-Croatian Persian and in a plurality of cultures. Versed in changing the perspective, he throws a professional and private view of cultural rules of the game, norms and dogmas. From the beginning of his life, he was instructed to preserve his childish curiosity and to scrutinize things consistently but appreciatively. "Be passionate in your curiosity, burn for the new, but be Prussian-disciplined in thinking," was the mantra of his mother. Today, he likes to take a look behind the economic horizon and the boundaries of company-internal culture and language. Where simple truths and unquestioned gray theories fail, he likes to be and move.
His education (study of chemistry, physics, medicine and business administration) culminated in a chemical doctorate. After years of management in the Pharmaceutical and MedTec industries, he founded his consulting company, with which he has been advising and supporting the industry since 2001 as a specialist in sales and management in crisis. His focus: Management in turbulent company times, in phases of restructuring, reorganization and turnaround. His work has resulted in several books and specialist publications in recent years.
Bodo Antonic bothers with boundaries, likes to look beyond his own horizon. Dogmas and rules, no matter how well-founded, constrain him. He checks them regularly, driven by the search for the "right question", "the one question you need to ask". Any question is permitted if it is appreciative and purposeful. Questions generate agility, innovation and therefore vitality.
As a passionate cave diver and blue-water sailor, he is fascinated by the discovery of the unexpected, the discovery of the small on a large scale and the dawn of uncertainty. It must be far and wide open. to be able to breathe. "Only the free horizon gives us the breath that our human spirit needs," says Bodo Antonic.
Bodo Antonic is a rough water sailor and firefighter in one. Many years as an interim manager on the road, he is always called when the company was at the burning, the power of innovation faltered, or products became commodity. The situations were usually confusing and tricky. His job to be done: Win employees for the new, make them become enthusiastic! Furthermore: Rethink processes, innovate and disrupt old habits. In short: Rip the rudder. His recipe: Appreciation of the people and the past, but consequent alignment in terms of the success drivers of the future.
Cave diving, Blue Water Sailing, Transformation of enterprises. In his professional doing and his passions, he is fascinated by the departure for the ambivalence of the new. As a sailor and interim manager, he takes over the helm when the situation demands leadership. His principles: clarity, transparency, determination, respect and always focused on the well-being of his environment.
In his keynote speeches, Bodo Antonic reports on the power of freedom and emancipation of customers and employees as well as their influence on the innovative and creative power of people and organizations. In doing so, he sets the much-needed impulses for leadership, innovation and sales.
"Human spirit wants to hover, not to be bound in chains."
Dr. Bodo Antonic - Werte. Wandel. Wucht
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