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...
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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?
Yes, we would like very much to have everything under control! We want things to happen just the way we planned things to be. Every day we surrender to the illusion of being able to control everything. Anyone who has already experienced strokes of fate and personal crises has at least briefly realized that this is not the case
This seminar on March 13th was the last piece of normality for me before the exceptional situation due to the Corona pandemic also affected Germany. After this weekend the schools were closed and soon afterwards the rest of the public life. Our private and professional lives have been turned upside down ever since.
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