(Deutsch) Hirn-Software aktualisieren – jetzt!

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(Deutsch) Weniger über Agilität reden – einfach machen

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Deep Listening for better collaboration

We all know it: Communication is key, especially in times of disruptive change. Yet, we always fall into the same trap: When we talk to each other, we are waiting for our counterpart to take a breather, and then we get rid of what we want to say. A meeting typically is a series of…

About being corafa – How does an agile mindset look like?

There is a lot of talk about transformation and going agile. The basis for making a transformation successful is: developing a pro-change attitude and translating it into new behavior. How can this attitude look like? It’s the qualities of a corafa-being: Being courageous, open-minded, resilient, appreciative, focused and action-oriented (= corafa). And what exactly does…

People for people – that’s what we do

Kathrin Köster: Whether in politics or business, there is a lot of empty talk, and an increasing aspiration for real people who walk the talk. People who really care. How do you make sure your company is real and cares 🙂 ? Jürgen Schäfer: I think it comes back to purpose and attitude. I started…

Are you ‘sandbagging’ or ‘air-bagging’? Leading towards more entrepreneurship

Kathrin Köster: What is ‘sandbagging’ and ‘air-bagging’ about? Jürgen Schäfer: Well, I coined these terms when I took over some new challenging tasks last year and started the budget planning and goal setting process. I guess I got a bit of a culture shock that made me realize how important trust is. Kathrin Köster: What…

No career people, but ‘gardeners’

Kathrin Köster: Bechtle has a green logo, but I am surprised to hear that you are talking about gardening :-). Could you explain the background? Jürgen Schäfer: It’s related to our hiring practice. We have to have the right people on board. I remember our former staff advertisement campaigns starting with: “You have competencies X,…

The Power of Different Perspectives – All Shades of Brown

Last week, I was in the South African parliament. I listened to President Zuma and what he had to say regarding corruption. Regardless of the question, the answer was always the same: It’s all Apartheid’s fault. Given the fact that this discriminatory system has been abolished in 1994, I felt slightly surprised that he got…

JOY – A WOW-Factor!

Two days ago, I talked to Claire who shared the following story with me: “I was so happy. I exceeded the budget figures. Together with my team, I was better than the forecast in a very difficult market. I went into Annett’s office – who is my boss – to share the breaking news, and…

(Deutsch) Hirn-Software aktualisieren – jetzt!

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

(Deutsch) Weniger über Agilität reden – einfach machen

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

Deep Listening for better collaboration

We all know it: Communication is key, especially in times of disruptive change. Yet, we always fall into the same trap: When we talk to each other, we are waiting for our counterpart to take a breather, and then we get rid of what we want to say. A meeting typically is a series of…

About being corafa – How does an agile mindset look like?

There is a lot of talk about transformation and going agile. The basis for making a transformation successful is: developing a pro-change attitude and translating it into new behavior. How can this attitude look like? It’s the qualities of a corafa-being: Being courageous, open-minded, resilient, appreciative, focused and action-oriented (= corafa). And what exactly does…

People for people – that’s what we do

Kathrin Köster: Whether in politics or business, there is a lot of empty talk, and an increasing aspiration for real people who walk the talk. People who really care. How do you make sure your company is real and cares 🙂 ? Jürgen Schäfer: I think it comes back to purpose and attitude. I started…

Are you ‘sandbagging’ or ‘air-bagging’? Leading towards more entrepreneurship

Kathrin Köster: What is ‘sandbagging’ and ‘air-bagging’ about? Jürgen Schäfer: Well, I coined these terms when I took over some new challenging tasks last year and started the budget planning and goal setting process. I guess I got a bit of a culture shock that made me realize how important trust is. Kathrin Köster: What…

No career people, but ‘gardeners’

Kathrin Köster: Bechtle has a green logo, but I am surprised to hear that you are talking about gardening :-). Could you explain the background? Jürgen Schäfer: It’s related to our hiring practice. We have to have the right people on board. I remember our former staff advertisement campaigns starting with: “You have competencies X,…

The Power of Different Perspectives – All Shades of Brown

Last week, I was in the South African parliament. I listened to President Zuma and what he had to say regarding corruption. Regardless of the question, the answer was always the same: It’s all Apartheid’s fault. Given the fact that this discriminatory system has been abolished in 1994, I felt slightly surprised that he got…

JOY – A WOW-Factor!

Two days ago, I talked to Claire who shared the following story with me: “I was so happy. I exceeded the budget figures. Together with my team, I was better than the forecast in a very difficult market. I went into Annett’s office – who is my boss – to share the breaking news, and…