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Maybe I’m a little old-fashioned …

Maybe I’m a little old-fashioned … Two conversations yesterday (one negative, one positive) reminded me of this blog that I posted on another website many years ago. The negative conversation: A potential business partner was late for a scheduled call „I’ll call you“ stated the invitation. No big problem. There was not even the hint Read More

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Coaching with Intentions and Intuition

Coaching with Intentions and Intuition Client: „What kind of coaching certification do you have?“ Me: „None. I don’t believe in them.“ Client: „Wonderful!“ The first time I was asked to coach someone was 1993. I’d never really thought about coaching before this, but this didn’t seem to matter to the CFO who had heard about Read More

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VUCA – So What? …

VUCA – So what? … VUCA is an acronym created by the US military (a bad start) that has become trendy while pretending to describe the unique situation of our world today. It doesn’t. It describes the narrow mechanistic mindset of those who created the term. V – Volatility. U – Uncertainty. C – Complexity Read More

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Change Management is an Oxymoron

Change Management is an Oxymoron Change is ubiquitous.  It is, and always has been, simply an element of our dynamic world. In organisations, change may happen as the consequence of external events or a new desired status may be defined. However, the „change“ cannot be managed. We can define and manage elements of the technical Read More

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Generating the Space that Enables People to Engage

Generating the Space that Enables People to Engage If you want people to actively engage with and shape a change initiative, you have to create an environment that enables them to do so. If you want a group of people to work as a generative aligned eco-system (e.g. Team, Project, Community, Company, Organisation), you have Read More

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Conversations, Culture Change and Trust

Conversations, Culture Change and Trust A short time ago, Ana Neves, a knowledge management specialist in Portungal, asked me some challenging Questions on Conversations, Culture Change and Trust. … … On your website, you say „Every conversation shapes culture“. But culture also shapes the conversation. Do you have any suggestions on how organisations can be Read More

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When Digitalisation goes Pear-Shaped

When Digitalisation goes Pear-Shaped In a recent conversation with the General Manager of small construction company, I heard the ultimate nightmare of digitalisation gone pear-shaped. You have probably heard about last week’s cyber-attack in which hackers are attempting to blackmail businesses by closing down their systems. Well, one of the victims is one of Europe’s Read More