Is Your Company Ready to be Agile?

Image by Mohamed Hassam on Pixabay Everyone is talking about Agile these days. It seems a large number of leaders have understood the need for increased flexibility to meet the challenges of a VUCA world. But how do you know whether your staff is really ready for and open to taking on the responsibility that…

Can you afford NOT to do it?

You are a leader. In normal times you have enough to do to keep your eye on strategic goals, identify and take advantage of opportunities and attain financial goals, all the while supporting, motivating and inspiring your people. Then comes the pandemic, creating new challenges overnight, from ensuring safety to moving your business online and…

Is your corporate governance designed to invite dissent?

The distribution of decision rights, authority, and resource control is the essence of governance design. The aim is to ensure successful execution of strategy with sustained integrity. And in this context, virtually every executive will claim to want honest, open debate – and be upset if important facts are withheld. However, all too often, resource…

Strengthening Resilience – on both the personal and company levels

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines resilience as “the quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems”. This simple description belies the challenge many individuals and enterprises are experiencing at a time of widespread uncertainty and in the face of multiple, self-compounding “problems”.  But it provides a good starting point…

Webinars zum Thema Unternehmerische Resilienz!

Völlig unerwartet und beispiellos erleben viele Unternehmen die aktuelle Krise und deren Auswirkungen auf die Märkte und die eigene Organisation. Führungskräfte stehen vor der Frage: Warum und vor allem wie gelingt es manchen Unternehmen immer wieder, großen Herausforderungen und Krisen zu trotzen, während andere drohen, daran zu zerbrechen? Zukunftsfähige Unternehmen zeichnen sich durch eine ganz besondere…

Make your company more resilient!!

Lots of people are talking about resilience these days, as the secret to staying afloat and strong in times of extreme challenge. But what is resilience in companies and how can it be built? Clues to the answer can be found in the psychologists’ definition of resilience: psychological stamina, or the ability to survive difficult…

How do Good Organizations achieve Greatness?

What is greatness in an Organization? It goes way beyond good figures and a solid bottom line, important as these are. Greatness in an organization can be seen in its outstanding performance in terms of people, potential, transparency, agency, governance, lived values and sustainability, all of which will be reflected in its unique, individual culture.…

Preparing for the World Post-Corona

(Image by Alexandra Koch on Pixabay) In a crisis, we all tend to focus on immediate relief, rapid solutions, stemming current harm and resolving challenges as they arise. Right now, businesses are all making significant adjustments to their operations (including closing down for a period). There is massive disruption all over – and also heretofore…

When your own staff is a major risk factor

The title of a new webinar from a publishing company focused on banks says it all: “Social Engineering – human beings as risk factor”. In this particular instance, it is referring to cyber crime and the webinar is all about how to avoid staff being manipulated into lowering firewalls and making the institution vulnerable. But…

“It’s all just marketing, the values thing”

Well, at least that is what some managers would like to believe. In fact, there are a large number of different international companies whose foresighted top management has understood that values-based leadership and an encouraging, supportive company culture are actually highly beneficial for business in the long run. Let’s take three examples from very different…