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Is it all about luck? What makes companies and its leaders successful.

„IS IT ALL ABOUT LUCK? A CEO‘s contribution to a company‘s success varies between 4 and 5 percent; the share of luck in a CEO’s performance as up to 40 %. BioNTech’s founders discovered at the right moment that the mRNA molecule they had been working on in a different research context could be effective for vaccine use in COVID 19; thus bringing the first Corona vaccine to market. If we understand that the fate of a company is only to a small extent in the hands of the ability of leaders, we value skills other than the supposed wisdom and foresight of the lonely heroe at the top.“Continue readingIs it all about luck? What makes companies and its leaders successful.

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Same procedure as every year? Checklist for New Year’s resolutions

Happy new year to all of you & welcome back to our companion channel!
We hope you all had a wonderful time despite corona. Let´s start the year – as most of us do – to think about New Year resolutions. But instead of just reprioritizing the things you already do anyway and adding a few extra topics on top, we recommend doing it completely differently this time: What are the 3 things you and your team should stop doing this year? No Idea?
Read more to get some inspiration! Continue readingSame procedure as every year? Checklist for New Year’s resolutions

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Extreme leadership versus balanced leadership

Amundsen and Scott raced against each other in 1911/12 to South Pole. They choosed two contrary strategies, tactics and leadership styles to be the first one at the pole: extreme versus balanced leadership. Immerse yourself in two completely different paths to one goal: making the impossible possible.
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How to deal with bullshit at workspaces

This companion channel episode is all about dealing with bullshit at work. How do you recognize, voice and prevent bullshit? Continue readingHow to deal with bullshit at workspaces

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The annual performance review for your employees: Time well-invested!

Annual performance reviews are often seen as a necessary evil that is usually squeezed into the tight end of the year schedules of managers and employees. In this week’s post we illuminate how you can transform these rather unpleasant and unproductive meetings into fruitful learning experiences. Continue readingThe annual performance review for your employees: Time well-invested!

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Dear leaders, stop talking – cake is for everyone!

This companion channel episode is all about leadership communication in daily business. Do you know the situation when several people want to say something, and everyone is “fighting” to finally get the word? When leaders talk without full stops and commas and without an end? In meetings, in 1:1 conversation, in briefings in project reviews or even when your boss takes a deep breath and starts talking again? We react annoyed! An enjoyable conversation? No chance at all! For those of you who are willing to critically review their communication habits we introduce a simple but powerful method – the “speech cake”.

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Making talents stay: 5 essential DON’Ts

Attracting new excellent employees is difficult enough – but how to make them stay? This week’s post sheds light on some common mistakes, and how leaders can avoid them. Continue readingMaking talents stay: 5 essential DON’Ts

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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. Continue readingHow safe do you feel in your team?

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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…Continue readingHow (fr)agile we are! A laudation for (classical) project management

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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.Continue readingInfinite mindset