Erwin Höhn and Adi Nell
Erwin Höhn is a veterinary surgeon with both training and experience in business (MBA) as well as a postgraduate degree in sociology with group dynamics and medical sociology as a speciality. He has over a decades experience in university lecturing and heading multidisciplinary teams in projects involving, strategy development and implementation, project management and control, media management and programme planning as well as public relations. During this time he co-chaired a Kelloggs Foundation funded project in South Africa involving various faculties, NGOs, government departments and other community organisations. Here he gained considerable experience in dealing with challenges involving obstructive senior academics, government ministers, etc.
Erwins commercial experience was primarily gained in a multinational pharmaceutical company with responsibilities in training, sales, marketing and technical management both on a national and international level. He has also owned and managed an international business consultancy operating out of Germany and Portugal.
Erwin is presently a Director of The Firm Foundation & Institut IPA. He is also a senior partner in a large multisite UK-based international veterinary group. He sits on the Committees responsible for Strategy & Planning and Operations as well as having oversight of Marketing, HR and Organisational Development.
Erwin is Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Thomas International accredited psychometrician & aptitude tester.
Adi Nell like Erwin, is a senior partner in a large international, multisite UK-based veterinary group. He sits on the Planning and Strategy Committee, chairs the Marketing and HR Committee and serves on the Operations Committee, as well as having direct managerial responsibility for over 100 staff at multiple sites. He is currently engaged in advanced business studies at a leading UK university. Adi is very active in veterinary politics and in 2012/13 was the President of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons, as well as serving on one of the British Veterinary Associations standing committees. He has specialist veterinary clinical qualifications and ran a veterinary referral practice for several years
How to Manage Despite Your Boss offers a fascinating analysis of why were so often discouraged at work as well as a very specific guide for replacing frustration with validation and failure with success!
Marshall Goldsmith author of the New York Times and global bestseller What Got You Here Wont Get You There.
How To Manage Despite Your Boss ought to be required reading for business schools so that MBA graduates understand how much work you need to do to effect change.
After your first week in a new job, you sit with your colleagues and say If only they would listen. With a bit of luck, one day you will be one of them. This book gives you an outline on how to be a good one of them
Sir George Russell CBE
An essential companion for the busy manager. How To Manage Despite Your Boss provides a great overview for leading and managing change. It distils business school theory into useful management models and frameworks for practical application in your organisation. I thoroughly recommend this book if you are embarking on a change management programme
Graham Manville Senior Fellow, University of Southampton, UK
The last boss I ever had was over twenty years ago. He was a successful paranoid megalomaniac. If only I had had the opportunity to read the guidance and wisdom contained in this book back then, I might have been able to forge a strategy of working with him that might just have made that company even more successful in spite of his awful personality and resulting professional failings. This book is an absolute must read for anyone whose boss cramps their style, reduces their ingenuity and output or simply stresses them to the point of detachment from their career goals in their workplace. Its also a must read for any boss who thinks that their management style is perfect and motivating. Maybe you could do better by your staff and colleagues and so be a more successful boss as a result of the insights you can learn in these pages
Peter Neville, Professor, University of Miyazaki, Japan; Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University, USA