An article I co-authored which was originally published at Forbes.com: As the saying goes, “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.” In other words, people prefer what they know to what they don’t, even if what they know isn’t good for them. This can be a major barrier when it comes to your career. If you’ve been considering...Read More ..
According to the latest research, it is not only the quality of our social connections that has a direct impact on our happiness but also the environment we spent those 1440 minutes each day in. It is like building a new house: you carefully pick the land, have good reasoning why you are doing it at all, know which outcome...Read More ..
Sheryl S. is a busy Millennial entrepreneur, currently launching her 3rd startup in a row, managing virtual teams across the globe, and always having an eye on what’s hip, trendy and the latest must-have. Her days are stuffed with important, uber-important and “important for life”-tasks. Despite all the achievements she can be proud of, Sheryl is hungry for more …...Read More ..
There is a demographic change hitting leadership teams in every organization: a shift from the baby boomer board members to the digital-savvy millennial managers who will make up more than 50 percent of the workforce by 2020. The millennial generations, Gen Y and Gen Z, are on their way through college or in their first years of work experience; they seek flexibility...Read More ..
Es gibt ja noch immer Unternehmen, die der Meinung sind, man könnte sich “die Sache mit der Digitalisierung” mal in Ruhe anschauen und abwarten, was die anderen so machen, bevor das eigene Leadership Team aktiv wird. Aber mal ehrlich: wenn Sie von Wien nach Salzburg mit dem Zug fahren wollen, stehen Sie dann auch am Hauptbahnhof, beobachten wie alle Passagiere...Read More ..
[This article was initially published on Forbes.com in February 2016] It’s 11 a.m. and you’ve already managed to launch your new social media campaign, including live Q&A for your customers via Periscope; completed your stand-up team breakfast with your local team; and joined a hangout session with your virtual freelancers. You haven’t only walked the dog and prepared a fresh,...Read More ..
The digital transformation is taking place in times of great economic and social change. Most companies will not have the option to join the game or not. They and their employees are simply forced to play by the new rules of these digital times. But there is something these organizations can influence and this is crucial for mastering the transition:...Read More ..
David had to change his email signature recently from “HR Director”to “Chief Talent Officer”. What sounds like a promotion is also one. But it is more than that: his organization realized that there is only one significant factor for staying the market leader in their industry segment. It is not any smart technology, disruptive business model or any new big...Read More ..
Last year alone, more than 2,200 books on leadership were published and as long as business is around, we will continue to pick apart the underlying ingredients of true andexcellent leadership. The notion of authenticity goes all the way back to Shakespear's Hamlet and the quote "To thine own self be true". Highlighting the importance of authenticity in the realm...Read More ..