How to become a good leader? – III

Part 2 This is my very subjective series on how to become a good leader. Everything I write serves as a reminder for myself and to give you an opportunity to reflect about your own leadership. It is probably good to start with the first part where I speak about the importance of crafting your leadership…

How to become a good leader? – II

This is the second installment of my “How to become a good leader” series. It definitely makes sense to read the first part where I speak about the importance of crafting your leadership vision. In case you didn’t read the first article, I want to stress again that this is my subjective view and I…

How to become a good leader? – I

Let me begin with that what I consider a good leader might differ from your own view and that is totally okay. I even want you to challenge what I write and maybe add how you see it. I am convinced that becoming the best leader one can be is a lifelong process and once…

It is Difficult to be Open-Minded, if You Don’t Listen

Many people say about themselves that they are open-minded. Sometimes, I have the feeling that this is not really true. Maybe it is ignorance. I cannot really tell. I say that, if you don’t listen, you cannot really be open-minded.

A Different Kind of Human-Centeredness

Human-centered or human-centric, those are terms I hear more and more. Be it in marketing, designing and developing products and services, and when speaking about changes in organizational structures. Design Thinking is one approach with being human-centered as its core focus. I support the development to bring the human more into the center. I also…

Steps to build a good team climate

What is one of the most important things you need to know about when you take on a leadership role? Well, you should know about the requirements and you should know what you are talking about when it comes to daily operations. In addition, I think at least equally important is to get to know…

Why it might be a good idea to have a mentor at work

Yesterday, I had dinner with a friend and colleague from work. We spoke about different things, but one topic, we spoke about a bit longer: leadership. Part of it was also how we can develop ourselves and what kind of help would be good. At one point in the conversation we spoke about the role…

Why a hero? – moms

I think that having real-life heroes and heroines is a good thing. They can inspire us, can make us feel gratitude, and help us see that we don’t need to fly or wear a fancy costume to be a factor for good in this world. One of those heroes are mothers. This is the second…

Don’t put others in a box

Do you sometimes have a difficult relationship with others? You want to improve it, but you don’t know how? Maybe you put him or her into a box.

Be wary who you follow

We are confronted with and exposed to a lot of news. Many people who think or claim they have the answers and know what is right or wrong. Who can, or should I trust when looking for guidance?