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Oblique Strategies for Leaders

CHF 60.00

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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One hundred coaching cards for self reflection, boxed, with leaflet.


One hundred invitations to explore novel approaches as a leader. 

To take your leadership to the next level, you want to…

–   explore oblique approaches, because you know the limitations of the obvious. 

–   find novelty to transcend your habits.

–   get inspired to build your own solutions, because no text can tell you what to do. 

–   trigger your flow of associations, so you can make something that fits your context. 

–   browse through one hundred options, because every approach is irrelevant most of the time. 

I will certainly suggest these to others as an interesting stimulus.

– Edgar H. Schein, author, The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, Humble Leadership



Oblique Strategies for Leaders are a tool for self-reflection. You browse through one hundred cards on the look-out for something novel that speaks to you right now because it has relevance for the unique context that you face. The cards never give you a solution. They may give you a direction to search for your solution. They offer a dilemma, a role, or a perspective worth investing. When you find the right card, it is the beginning of a fruitful thought process…


There is a growing video playlist which explains each card with examples, starting with an explainer video for the ways in which you can work with the cards. 


Option: Personalise your cards with your company logo

For orders over 50 copies, you can personalise the box with your company logo, and get a bulk discount from 20% upwards. Please contact

©2019 Bernhard Sterchi, Palladio Trusted Advisers AG

  1. Dan Ford

    4 out of 5

    A Leadership tool that is refreshing, unique and fun to utilise.
    Each card with just a few simple words, statements or questions that can change your thoughts and approach depending on the context that they apply or are applied to.
    I would highly recommend giving this a go.

  2. Anna Lundquist

    5 out of 5

    Great help for self coaching

  3. Arach MARI

    5 out of 5

    A good way to questioning yourself with fun ! Very useful tool

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