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Mid-Year Resolutions – Changing Your Life Step-by-Step

I’m sitting in my kitchen overlooking a beautiful lake in the south of Berlin. The business year has not yet fully started. This is definitely the ideal time to start thinking about the year ahead of me. At least this is what most people do these days: setting new priorities, rethinking their values and trying […]

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Getting Rid of Performance Reviews

After 30 years I have decided to have another go at improving my piano skills. I practice every day, I take lessons once a week, and still I’m nowhere as good as Horowitz or Lang-Lang. To be honest I’m a medium skilled player. But I love the direct feedback I get when playing. I can […]

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Dealing with Dilemmas

Despite advanced systems and improved monitoring the human factor still plays a major role in daily decisions. This stresses the necessity to create a consistent and aligned culture. As our control systems improve, it is increasingly our people that cause incidents and business disruptions. That’s why we should continue working on driving the organizational culture. […]

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Change Management needs structure

When we think about change management we like to think about working on the corporate culture, improving team work, supporting a collaborative approach. But our biggest change effort is often related to changing, aligning and standardizing business processes. Actively using business processes to manage your change initiative is critical to give your effort a clear structure:Analyze […]

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Six leaders you wouldn’t want to work for

1. The gardener The gardener wants to keep his garden clean and will do anything to win any kind of beauty contest. If he finds a stone, he will throw it into others’ gardens for them to take care of. It doesn’t matter if his employees get dirty while making him shine. 2. The helicopter […]

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