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How safe do you feel in your team?

Have you heard about the term “psychological safety” yet? In this post, we explain what stands behind it and how leaders and teams can benefit from reflecting on the safety of their team environment. More »How safe do you feel in your team?

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Sales Performance – How to stay on track despite Corona

Due to the current situation, we observe that many companies struggle with staying on track with their sales performance. But what are companies doing differently that manage to thrive even in these turbulant times? What is their key for success when it comes to sales performance?More »Sales Performance – How to stay on track despite Corona

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ambidexterity: how organizations can balance innovation and efficiency

In our fast-changing times, organizations must be able to quickly adapt to changes in the markets while also remaining efficient and effective. To address this challenge, we would like to introduce the concept of ambidexterity to you.More »ambidexterity: how organizations can balance innovation and efficiency

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How (fr)agile we are! A laudation for (classical) project management

Aren´t we used to it? At least every 10 to 15 years we see these big fusses in management practice again: Total Quality Management in the 80s, Lean & Kaizen in the 90s, Process Management & ISO Certificates in 2000s and now it´s all about Agility. Agility has also reached project management and is often used as an “excuse” to disregard important fundamentals of classical project management, which are ultimately critical to the success of a project. Keep reading, if you want to lead projects successfully…More »How (fr)agile we are! A laudation for (classical) project management

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The future of office

At the moment there is a heated debate within companies about the impact of the lock down enforced home office for white collar workers. Meanwhile in Germany 74 % of office workers go to their desks, but only half of them are there five days a week. Sporadic attendance in offices is the new normal. It is becoming apparent that in future we will have a hybrid model between home office and office presence.
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We talk straight!

Talking straight with colleagues, employees and your boss in daily life can be quite a challenge – although we all have been to the feedback seminar, right? Today, we want to showcase how we approached this both sensitive and critical for success topic in a hands-on way with our client the Brüning I Group.More »We talk straight!

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Infinite mindset

The game of business is by its nature an infinite game. Infinite games are defined by known and unknown players, changeable rules and the objective to keep the game in play. Although, most decision makers talk and act with a finite mindset, leading to a decline of trust, and innovation. Hear in this week´s companion channel why leaders with an infinite mindset can often be found in family businesses and how this mindset contributes to the success of a business.More »Infinite mindset

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The Dual Organization

Organizations often struggle to incorporate efficiencies and hierarchies on the one hand with innovation and agility on the other hand. Today, we introduce an organizational structure that enables organizations to find a balance between these seemingly opposing poles: the dual operating system. Listen more about the dual organization in this week´s companion channel.More »The Dual Organization

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How to get the right people on board

A good recruitment practice is the key element in order to find the best talents for your company.
Unfortunately, the selection process in many German companies is weak and way too often, applicants are grilled” in assessment centers for two days in artificial laboratory situations. These practices are outdated and need to be fundamentally changed.More »How to get the right people on board

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Companion Channel Episodes Strategy

Weak in execution? How to get things done in strategy implementation

It is no secret that strategic initiatives in companies are often subject of failure. In many cases, companies overinvest in what is as opposed to what might be. The struggle to execute strategy declarations into everyday business leads to poor outcomes and strategic goals might not be accomplished. What can you as a leader in your organzation do in order to overcome weaknesses in strategy implementation? Here are some straight forward and easy to implement tips.More »Weak in execution? How to get things done in strategy implementation