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Get some sleep!

Take a nap. Why the midday siesta for managers is not only natural and healthy, but also productive.Continue readingGet some sleep!

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Radical Candor

The desire for harmony prevents many leaders from giving critical feedback. This behavior is driven by the belief that criticism is disrespectful. The opposite is true: Beating around the bush or withholding criticism prevents your employees from learning. And that is disrespectful! This companion channel episode provides the concept of radical candor. It helps leaders to build stronger relationships than ever. And we, of course, share the practical steps to live it.Continue readingRadical Candor

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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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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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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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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.Continue readingWeak in execution? How to get things done in strategy implementation