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Bernhard on Leadership

Bernhard on Leadership

By Bernhard Kerres

Bernhard Kerres was CEO of a diverse portfolio of companies - from a German stock-market listed tech company with over 600 employees globally, to his own start-up in Silicon Valley, and one of the most prominent concert halls in Vienna. As an executive coach, he works with senior managers and top executives.

In this podcast, he shares his views on leadership, which might sometimes be a bit controversial. Because of his background as an opera singer, he often takes music as an example of leadership issues.

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Bernhard on LeadershipNov 11, 2021

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Yes, They Can - Collective Leadership in a Live Case Study

Yes, They Can - Collective Leadership in a Live Case Study

Much has been written about collaborative leadership. Today, Bernhard Kerres introduces a real live case study on the subject. The nexTus Festival is the brainchild of the BYOM Community, a community of musicians who came together in the COVID19 pandemic. They decided to put on a festival. Ten people serve on the festival committee as equals. Over 60 musicians are involved. The planning of the festival started in January 2021, just three months before it is going to open on April 17, 2021. 

In this conversation, Bernhard Kerres talks to three members of the festival committee about collaborative leadership, what they learned so far on communication, decision making, and other leadership subjects. The guest are soprano Danae Eleni, pianist Isabela Jutrzenka, and software engineer Christian Huppert. Listeners are invited to see for themselves and meet the people behind the festival on four weekends from April 17th to May 9th, 2021. Details can be found at

Bernhard Kerres is a sought-after executive coach and keynote speaker based in Vienna, Austria. He was the first opera singer to become a C-level executive of multi-million Euro tech companies. And he was the only artistic director of a world-leading concert house to bring his startup to Silicon Valley. Bernhard coaches executives especially in tech and in consulting, as well as entrepreneurs, business owners, and classical musicians.

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