I got involved in this business when...
One summer, before my seventeenth birthday, I stayed at a children’s camp as a youth guide. It was here I first worked with groups – and I loved it. What I learned here I carried over and enhanced first at the university, then in my work assignments.
My main influences
My grandfather, a former maths teacher, who has passed one hundred years; the youth camp where I received my first inputs; the university students’ guild ÖCS:i: where I took my first try at leadership; as well as Mária and Imre who supported me and have been teaching me intensively.
A turning point in my life
On one occasion, while I was assigning an exercise to a group of 120 people, I realised that Imre, a father figure within both the company and the entire OD community, whom I consider my mentor, and who would usually pay attention to every minute detail, was busy talking to the CEO – and he wasn’t worried about whether or not I was doing my thing right. At that moment I knew I was doing it right.
What recharges me
An achievement out of the ordinary, whether professional or leisure. It could be the shaking up or realignment of a large organisation of maybe thousands of people, or achieving alignment within a troubled team of managers; performing a successful leadership training that induces genuine wow-feelings, or completing an ironman race, a 100 km walk.