When I take over a new team, I like to get an idea of its members. During the handover from the predecessor, you usually concentrate on the business aspects: who has what area of responsibility, what is this person’s strengths and weaknesses profile? You mostly review mandates and the last performance assessments.
Continue reading “Do you know your team?”
Values are crucial. They define what is important to us. Most interpersonal conflicts can be traced back to violations of values. Violations of values always generate emotions. And once the conflict becomes emotional, then fact-based arguments usually have a difficult stand.
Continue reading “Why values matter”
Master Yoda was right: “Fear the way to the dark side is”. Many leaders still follow Caesar’s motto “Oderint dum metuant – should they only hate me, may they only fear me”. But does that really work?
Continue reading “Organisation of fear”
We live in turbulent times. Particularly for leaders its hard to find time to read a book.
I used my sabbatical to write a book. I had never done this before, but it just felt right at this moment.
In India so many things fell in place that I just opened my computer and started typing.
Originally it was just a writeup for myself and my wife. Based on the extremely positive feedback of the few people I gave it to I decided to be brave and publish it.
It was a hard decision as the story is very personal. However if it just helps to inspire one additional person it was worth it.
Based on this experience I also decided to change my life and share my knowledge with individuals and organisations in need for transformation.
Agile is not only a new delivery model. It entirely changes the way we lead. Due to the increased complexity and speed of our life there is hardly any alternative to this.
I will use this blog to share my thoughts on how business relevant aspects of this change. Looking forward to work with you on this in your organisation.