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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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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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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.Continue readingambidexterity: 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…Continue readingHow (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.Continue readingWe talk straight!