This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In the interview, Markus shares his story of starting as a scientist and and his growth as a leader. He shares about some of the important but difficult lessons that he had learned along the way. He also explains how he has invested in his own leadership and now continues to grow the next level of leaders in his organisation as they scale .

You can find Markus at the below links

In the interview, Markus shares

  • how he founded his company in 2015 and their main focus was on increasing the customer lifetime values.
  • In his young years he always wanted to achieve more, he wanted to play a lot of basketball and be successful and just create things and create something out of his own hands. 
  • When you’re really in charge, you need to understand everything and be realistic and honest to yourself in order to see when things are not running right and when you need help.
  • as an entrepreneur, one of the key things you need to do is you need to surround yourself with the people who are better at things than you are not.
  • I think it’s important that we focus on the learning and development aspect because times and society is changing.
  • In my company, we have flexible working hours, but we don’t allow people to work at night because we believe we are humans and need to interact.
  • I’m very reliable, so when I say something, I’ll get it done. If something doesn’t go well, I try to always be there
  • I never demand anything from my employees that I’m not doing myself. I can’t demand anything from people that I’m not really showing.
  • So when there are setbacks, it’s really around what can we do to be better next time.
  • thing that worries me in terms of maybe the business is the way that we sometimes lack to accept the opportunities and innovation. We are focused on the risks and things that could go wrong if you were employing new technologies.