Ilja Grzeskowitz

lja Grzeskowitz (born 1975 in Berlin) is one of Germany’s top public speakers. He is an author, trainer, and lecturer at the University of Economics and Law in Berlin.

Ilja Grzeskowitz walks his talk when he speaks about change. After graduating with an MBA in economics and marketing he started as a store manager for one of the largest retail companies in Germany: Karstadt. Despite many organizational changes, heavy staff reduction, and closings of locations, he managed to develop motivated teams, which generated great results. He was responsible for 10 different department stores and a business volume of 500 million Euros. In his time as a store manager at IKEA, he was inspired by the Scandinavian leadership philosophy, the power of ideas, and the “out-of-the-box thinking”, which was present throughout the company.

If you ask the former executive manager, what his approach to long-lasting change looks like, he would answer with the following statement: “It’s all about attitude!” And he goes even further: “When it comes to being successful in business and in life, attitude isn’t some technique or a one-time thing. Attitude is everything!”



Think it. Do it. Change it.

The Changemaker Mindset


Ilja Grzeskowitz in the Media (Germany)

Sustainable change that works: In addition to many motivating ideas, practical examples and inspiring stories the reader receives above all lots of solutions, checklists and practical instructions, which put him in a position to direct his own life in the desired direction. People who do not just want to function, but live their dreams will make a good decision with the purchase of this book.

Success requires persistence: Finally doing is on the agenda. The best attitude is no good if nothing is put into action. And from here it is not far to success. People who are discouraged by failures, have not internalized the core thesis of the book yet: You yourself are the main screw your need to turn until you find success and satisfaction in your own life.

There has to be a new leadership philosophy to enable the leaders of today to lead authentically and make their own company distinctive. An unmistakable pioneer of this trend is the speaker and author Ilja Grzeskowitz. In his lectures and seminars he promotes a leadership style based on personality and a positive attitude, which he calls A+ attitude®. The only person you can really change is yourself. Once you, as a leader, have begun to optimize your own attitude, your communication skills, and especially your social skills, then you will find out very quickly how great your own potential is.

Ilja Grzeskowitz is one of the top speakers of a new generation. He is the author of multiple books, and a trainer and lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. He was the youngest CEO for a large retail group in Germany. He is considered the pioneer of a leadership philosophy that is based on personality and a positive attitude.

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