As a follow-up to my last newsletter on innovation, this time, I originally wanted to say something about measurement criteria for innovation activities, but I feel this topic is less of a summer issue. Instead, while I was on my way back from vacation, I came across the subjects of confidence and courage. Thanks to my relaxed summer mood, these terms immediately resonated with myself. Three quotes for thought...
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Never change a running system – fair enough! This applies to both our private and business lives. Things that are working well should remain the same, by all means. – But they don't, no matter how much we want them to. The current job of an employee is changing just like the business environment for the entrepreneur.
Assuming we would accept the condition of constant change: what can we do to actively shape the future? Today, I would like to take the perspective of an entrepreneur. What can she do to prepare her company for the future?
Our life is characterized by “more.” More traveling, more appointments, more pay, more sales, more of everything. As early as during the second half of 2019, I could not help but get the impression that we would be better off doing or having less of everything. Then, in March 2020, the Coronavirus landed, pulling out a large STOP sign, and we were finally able to test what it would be like to do or have less of everything. Now, three months later, I can identify two camps. Camp 1 consists of people and organizations...
Countless times have we been annoyed by someone’s EGO: a while back, on the road, somebody was behaving really ruthless, believing he was the most important person on earth. Or the boss just wanted to pamper her EGO, instead of finding the best solution for her team. And then, there was this one colleague who pushed through the alternative which was best for him personally, instead of paying attention to the community.
But: what about our very own EGO?
What does good leadership mean in times of crisis? Is there a difference to good leadership practices in peaceful times?
In times of crisis, poor management immediately shows its negative effects. Contrary to this, good management leads to innovation and growth in relatively quiet times, whereas in tough times it might even guarantee the survival of the organization. In addition, good management work creates trust and stability among employees – even in difficult times. So what composes good leadership?
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