Hidden Champion
for Leadership & Organization

The award

This makes us very proud and grateful: we have been elected Hidden Champion for Leadership & Organization the fourth time in a row. By the people that matter most to us, our clients. They keep confirming that our work is better than McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. We are very pleased about this recognition of our performance.

The independent Hidden Champions study is carried out by the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB). Based on their client surveys, the WGMB had already awarded us Hidden Champions for Leadership & Organization, our core consulting areas, in 2015, 2018, and 2020.

The results

Best in Class

In the category “Leadership & Organization“, we again came in first, as in the last three rankings in 2015, 2018, and 2020. This category covers topics such as leadership systems, human resources strategies, personnel and talent management, organizational designs, and corporate culture. In the category “Change Management” we have also made it consistently into the top 5 in recent years.

We are extremely happy about the award because we are convinced to create sustainable value for our customers especially (but not solely) in these areas of expertise. It shows us that we are working on the right topics to meet our own claim: “Inspiring people to grow and build better businesses.”

The highlights

Client & Consorten – that’s a fit

Our clients gave us excellent feedback in the study. The skills most appreciated by our clients are our teamwork and communication skills, as well as our implementation capabilitiy. We are particularly pleased about this rating. For us, it proves the success of our consulting approach based on active cooperation with our clients and sustainable empowerment of organizations. In addition, our methodology and thought leadership were rated very positively, both among the top 10. The icing on the cake for us: in the overarching category customer satisfaction and general reputation we are a close second in a field of over 30 competitors.

The methodology

Scientifically sound

The independent study led by Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink identifies those consultancies as Hidden Champions that…

  • are comparatively unknown to the top management of German companies

  • are active in the same market as the consulting champions (McKinsey, BCG, Bain)

  • whose competence in a consulting field is rated higher than that of the champions

Consultancies cannot apply for the qualification and award: The pre-selection is made exclusively on the recommendation of an independent panel of experts from academia and practice.