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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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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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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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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 These practices are outdated and need to be fundamentally changed.More »How to get the right people on board

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Mythos Purpose

Purpose, purpose, purpose – every company since some years is looking for its purpose. Purpose seems to be the solution for every problem our companies are facing: achieving better results in business, finding and binding talents, or pushing internal collaboration beyond functional borders. But in most cases the results of semantic exercises defining the purpose are poor, often empty of content, interchangeable and exaggerating the own business into a higher sense that has nothing …More »Mythos Purpose

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Customer Centricity – a myth between ambition and reality

„With everything we do we fullfil the needs of our customers or clients“. This is what a client centric organization stands for. Nevertheless, there is an enourmous gap in many organizations between ambition and reality regarding customer centricity. What about your organization?More »Customer Centricity – a myth between ambition and reality

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Leadership rethought: Presenting the idea of the rotating CEO

The role of a CEO seems clear: one person who is responsible for the success or failure of an entire organization – the ultimate decision maker. For many years, this model seemed to be the only option to ensure business success. In recent years this has changed. Dynamic markets, the need for agility, and an increasingly diverse workforce have forced organizations to rethink their leadership approach. As a result, more and more companies have begun to implement a rotating CEO.More »Leadership rethought: Presenting the idea of the rotating CEO

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Misunderstandings around motivation

We know how valuable and important motivated people are for the success of an organization. Nevertheless, many leaders struggle to find effective measures on how to build long-term, real motivation within their teams that is not only based on rewards and promotions. Wondering what leaders can and should do in order to create an environment that allows for long-term motivation to flourish? This week´s companion channel will offer some recommendation.More »Misunderstandings around motivation

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How to work on trust

„With everything we do we fullfil the needs of our customers or clients“. This is what a client centric organization stands for. Nevertheless, there is an enourmous gap in many organizations between ambition and reality regarding customer centricity. What about your organization?More »How to work on trust

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End of planning

Where will our business stand in three months? Even the most talented controller cannot answer this question in times of Corona crisis – the future is less foreseeable than ever. We share our thoughts with you on whether and how planning may still make sense.More »End of planning