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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 


27. Nov, 2020

Picture by Pixabay

... was the topic of the Future of Leadership Salon 2020 yesterday evening. In a 2 hour ZOOM session with 20 participants, we did discuss the topic of all the different polarities we are facing this year, accompanied by an Online wine tasting experience hosted by WYNE, a new startup in this area and market. A rose, white and red wine had really been helpful 🤔 for an interesting interaction with an international audience.

Some of the polarities covered yesterday:

  • New normal and new work versus old normal and old work
  • Technology versus Human
  • Local versus Global and central versus decentral
  • Comfort zone versus risk taking
  • Judgement versus experimentation
  • Personal life versus business life in the homeoffice and video conferences
  • Video On or Off, Makeup On or Off, Business dress versus casual styles
  • What is urgent versus what is important?
  • Decision taking from the board room to the bed room 😉
  • Love versus fear

... and many more. I am pretty sure everybody can relate to this list and has even more to add?

As New Work in general and, what happens with the current Homeoffice setup after the pandemic are topics of great interest, some more references below:

  • McKinsey & Company collection of the Future of Work
  • 21 Work From Home Pros and Cons – The Surprising Truth Behind Remote Work 
  • Future Candy REPORT NEW WORK CULTURE (free download, only in Germany 🤔, sorry)

"One of the reasons that we can potentially work more effectively from a home-office is that we have the opportunity to be able to focus our thoughts and our attentions." -- Aarron Dann


26. Nov, 2020

Really informative Podcast with Jurgen Appelo and very detailed transcript of the 41 minute session. Check it out, worth spending the time to listen or reading the article.

Looking forward to the Future of Leadership Salon Online session
tonight at 06.00 PM CET.

"Master Polarizing Times - How to master the polarities and uncertainty of our VUCA world with impact". Networking, sharing interesting content and a virtual wine tasting session at the end. Will be fun, I keep you posted :-)

25. Nov, 2020

Picture by Grant Snider at INCIDENTAL COMICS

Today at 02.00 PM CET the Unique Selling Point (USP) workshop did start with 35 interested women for a 90 minute interactive session. The idea was to get an answer to 3 basic questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What do I want?
  3. What do I need to learn to close my gaps to reach 2. ?

As the workshop focus was on the individual person and not a product or brand, the approach is a little bit like the picture on the left. You have to release something you are used to, in order to start or learn anything new 🤔. The new buzz word for this is unlearning.

I used the IKIGAI model as the red thread of the workshop. Do what the world needs, what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for. The following topics were used during the session for example:

A great experience, a lot of fun and very much appreciated by the audience - you can't ask for more 👍😉.

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” -- Lao Tzu

  • How to Be an Effective Listener
  • Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team


24. Nov, 2020

Quote by Simon Sinek on a picture from Geoff Alexander

Perfect match to the picture from last Sunday and the Jurgen Appelo quote "Manage the system and lead the people". Sounds like a consistent message between all the experts and thought leaders in the Agile world.

Tomorrow will be an interesting day with the Unique Selling Point (USP) workshop in the afternoon, I will keep you posted. A 2nd workshop is already planned for 14-Jan-21, as some women had a conflicting meeting at the same time. 

"A band's only unique thing is its chemistry, especially if none of you are prodigious players or particularly handsome. The one thing you have is your uniqueness, so we hold on to that." -- Chris Martin - lead singer, guitarist and pianist for the band Coldplay

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  • The Logic of Agility
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