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3. Dec, 2020

Elon Musk is the FORTUNE Business Person of the Year 2020, his 2nd time after 2013, congratulations. There are very diverse opinions about him as a person, his leadership style and many other topics, BUT nobody can really question that he is making a difference in the industries he is active in. With Tesla and SpaceX he disrupted the status quo 🤔.

At work we had the IT Accelerator program final today. The participants had been supported by UPLIFT, our company internal accelerator, and some Start-Ups from Israel. If you want to understand the secret to Israel’s unique successes as a world-renown center of innovation? You have to check this article about - Chutzpah: Why Israel Is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Really helpful insights.

3,584 more readers to go until the next milestone, keep checking regularly 🙂👍. 

"Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left." -- Simon Sinek

  • Characteristics of High-Performing Team Meetings
  • TED Playlist: Extreme sports

"Simple ideas are easier to understand. Ideas that are easier to understand are repeated. Ideas that are repeated change the world." -- Simon Sinek again 😉


2. Dec, 2020

Picture by Vodafone, committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Great plan, being a role model in the industry and putting a lot of pressure on the own shoulders by making it public. We are already seeing a lot of changes at working as we go into this direction.

Only 4,472 readers to go to reach the next impressive milestone at #444,444 overall readers. Should be reachable in less than a week, will keep you posted. You are welcome to join the competition for this milestone. Please email your screenshot to win a price, showing the counter at #444,444 or slightly higher to Thanks

"Without great people, even great ideas are useless." -- Simon Sinek, Notes to Inspire

It is worth getting the Notes to Inspire from Simon, a great message every day in your inbox. To enjoy, collect, share or to start/trigger a thinking process 😎.

Below some interesting material I found in the last 2 days:

  • Captivating Leadership Links to Read Right Now
  • What Lies Ahead: 2021 Economic Projections and the Year in Review
  • Forbes 30 under 30: ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY
  • Virtual team building: How to build trust in a remote team beyond games and activities
  • 9 Reasons Santa Would Be a Great Recruiter (No. 6: He Always Delivers)
  • Teaching a Foreign Language with Sketchnotes

"Imperfect men have been empowered and permitted to run the world since the beginning of time. It's time for imperfect women to grant themselves permission to join them. Perfection is not a prerequisite of leadership." Abby Wambacha soccer icon, speaker, New York Times Best Seller and activist for equality and inclusion


30. Nov, 2020

Quote by Dr. Greg Reid

Welcome to week 49 in 2020. I hope you are healthy, still positive and motivated for the final weeks of the year? A lot of people are already sharing their "vision" how the world will be looking like with a COVID-19 vaccine, but there are still several month to go until we see measurable results, as far as I see it in the moment. So #StayHome to stay Safe and Healthy.

"Vision" is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity, it is as if we are talking about the past. -- Simon Sinek

Have you seen the 2020 Scrum Guide already? If you are not so much into the details, a quick "What You Need To Know About The 2020 Scrum Guide" here 👍.

  • Agility is Team Sport
  • TED Playlist: Talks to watch instead of shopping (on Cyber Monday)
  • For more women in digitization - #SheTransfomsIT (German only)


29. Nov, 2020

Picture provided by Leadership First on LinkedIn

What a great week 🙃. First the really interesting and successful USP workshop on Wednesday. Days later I still did get some positive feedback and the rating was 4.9 of 5 stars. Then the Master Polarizing event on Thursday with the online wine tasting experience. Hard to beat in the coming week, but there are always opportunities 👍.

My Shiftup qualification is making good progress, I am at 58% of the Professional (QAIP) level right now. Interested in some of the content? Check the webpage mentioned or e.g. the slides of the last Thursday webinar on Slideshare - Product Management: Visioning, segmentation, and positioning ...

"Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others." -- Barry Bonds, American - Athlete Born: July 24, 1964

Next Tuesday the last month of the year 2020 is already starting, less than 4 weeks to go until Christmas, what will be very different under COVID-19 restrictions in all countries.  Speaking of countries, just a REMINDER - Instructions how to extend my global membership/BLOG-reader map are now available via the "Shared Links" button on the main menu. Thanks for your participation in advance 👍, I would be happy ...  

  • The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week (27-Nov-20)
  • Management 3.0 Module: Metrics & OKRs
  • These seed-firing drones plant thousands of trees each day
  • The 5 Biggest Healthcare Trends In 2021 Everyone Should Be Ready For Today
  • The Future of Remote Work


28. Nov, 2020

Quote by Anita Krizzan on Best Quotes of the Day

Just sharing some interesting links quickly, have a great weekend 😉:

  • The Population Race: A 300-Year Look at China vs. India
  • TED Playlist: Talks to help you manage stress
  • TED Playlist: Searching for knowledge across disciplines

"Never reach for the stars - don't belittle yourself. Be the stars." -- Anita Krizzan