Standing Strong

A Manager‘s Guide

 The book is about being steadfast in life.

 “Managers are makers. People who push things forward while at the same time taking responsibility for their actions. Making things happen and having a responsibility are two inseparable ideas for a manager. You don’t have to lead a big corporation to be a manager. No, you can be a manager as a committee member of your local club or as head of the family” – this book is directed towards all of those who have assumed responsibility in life for others.

In a Bavarian national park called “Berchtesgadener Land” there is a mountain range of over 2,500 m. Here the Blue Ice cabin is situated at an altitude of 1,680 m in immediate proximity of the Blue Ice Glacier, the northernmost glacier of the Alps.
The tree pictured on the cover of this book, can be found in these mountains close to the Blue Ice cabin. It symbolizes the very idea of this book. Just like this steadfast plant can survive throughout the years right at the barrier of perpetual ice, a human being can also master life in hard and difficult times, if they put their minds to it.
As a speaker and author, I have tried to transfer my personal experiences from Martial Arts into daily life and the work environment.
This book is intended to make people think; to provide help, advice and energy in building or asserting personal strengths. It points out simple wisdoms that many unfortunately forget in day to day to life.
It is a reference book, and just like a “prayer book” the sight of it alone should remind its owner of what is important in life and work. This is also the reason why it is a “guide”.
“Standing Strong” was first published in 2010. Today it is just as relevant as it was then.