Bettina Schaller: On Habit


Bettina Schaller heads the Group Public Affairs activities of Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of HR solutions. She is an alumna of the 2011 Young Leaders Conference, President of the Young Leaders Alumni Foundation, and member of the American Swiss Foundation's Board of Directors.

You know them, as a Leader: the Habits of highly effective, successful people. You have intuitively been following them... Or as the word “habit” in French implies: you’ve been wearing them…

Now if you’re looking for hands-on tips on developing more effective leadership habits, how about the H.A.B.I.T checklist? Here you are: Humility, Authenticity, Bravery, Intention, Tenacity.

What keeps me on my toes is the quest to strike the balance between the habitual and the infrequent. The comfort zone versus curiosity - which is where a Leader’s favourite potential unleashes: growth... Only by crossing the line of certainty and familiarity can one grow. Habit as a routine is treacherous for a Leader. Unless..: you make it a Habit to reshuffle the cards, change your lense.

With all that said: there are two Habits a Leader should never tire of: being nice… and: empowering others. Go Team!