Leute verbinden. Mit klaren Zielen.

Habe gerade eine spannende Idee in unserer Organisation gepflanzt. Während eines Workshops zum Aufstellen der Roadmap unserer weiteren Produktentwicklung sind wir in unser herkömmlichen Art vorgegangen: In der Gruppe gab es viele gute Produktideen und Wünsche. Daneben handfeste Features aber auch zahlreiche Einzelprobleme mit teils noch unklarer Lösung. Als Zwischenstand ergab dies eine Liste aus... Continue Reading →

12 schlechte Angewohnheiten und wie sie Deinen Führungsstil beeinflussen

Gerade einen schönen Eintrag auf "Smartblog on Leadership" gefunden: Internationale Junge Unternehmer wurden gefragt, welche Angewohnheit sie für sich gestrichen haben, um ihren Führungsstil zu verbessern. 12 Antworten wurden dort veröffentlicht. Einige sind die üblichen Verdächtigen. Andere Antworten sind nicht unter den geläufigen 1001 Tipps. Hier eine gekürzte Auswahl: [blockquote source="Frei übersetzt aus Smartblog on Leadership"]... Continue Reading →

ABC of Living Decisions

[Update] This post from June 13th, 2013 came to mind due to a trigger lately. So I want to bring it to your attention. I've been re-structuring and updating it for you. I'm writing this post based on experiences I had within the last weeks. Achieve clarity within our organization with good decision making and... Continue Reading →

Thanks to Lars for pointing me to this article. It's a great insight on managing large teams over different locations efficiently. In his November 2012 article, Henrik Kniberg (also see my recent post from him introducing scrum) describes a team setup that combines scrum teams and keeps them interacting with each other. It's a challenge... Continue Reading →

I remember that my fable for visual note taking started somewhere in school. Just writing down what the teacher said or assembling text as home work was not enough. I needed to add some life to it: Historical topics were framed with country shapes, architecture lessons on gothic churches were brightened up with sketches of... Continue Reading →

Agile Product Ownership

With his 15 minute animated presentation, Henrik Kniberg describes the building blocks of agile product development really nicely. It all sounds so simple. And actually, it is (while it actually isn't). To my experience, one key fact for success to agile is achieving a high degree of transparency. No one wants to hear a "no"... Continue Reading →

Innovation must be a Leadership attitude

This post "Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem" by Scott Anthony points out several aspects that can help make (or keep) your organization innovative, focusing on the leadership team's responsibilities. In daily business, I see two things that seem to be in contradiction by nature: The quality you need for operational excellence vs.... Continue Reading →

Three Things to Boost your Teams

Do you feel people in your teams start loosing the passion they once had for their work? There are simple signs you see: Decreasing creativity, solutions don't come easily, team discussions for tend to get frustrating where they once were constructive, effort estimations let you shake your head because the team is trying to back-up.... Continue Reading →

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