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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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Companion Channel Episodes Leadership

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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Companion Channel Episodes Leadership

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

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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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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