Aha, Woohoo and Wow: Design Thinking

Leaders, How do you promote innovation and creativity? Do you know what your customers or users really want? Are you allowed to experiment and possibly fail? Which product designs do you love? As a non-technical person, I am wowed by the aesthetics and functionality of Apple products. I also love the experience of getting a [...]

By |2017-11-20T10:48:00+02:00November 8th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

Coaching is like dancing

Leaders*, Have you ever been accused of being top-heavy, data-driven or too analytical? Have you ever ruminated to the extent that you couldn’t fall asleep? How often have you been involved in arguments that basically were about being right or wrong? Have you dreamed about something for a long time and never acted on it? [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:25:18+02:00September 17th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

Coaching is the language of innovation

Leaders, We live in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) in times of unheard-of turbulence. It is an era of ever-increasing competition and technology that changes at speeds unimaginable a few years ago. Surviving and thriving in this environment requires a unique approach to accelerating innovation, catalyzing discovery, and tapping emerging opportunities. Albert Einstein [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:23:33+02:00September 1st, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

How Effective Is Your Team?

I have a dream. Wouldn’t it be great if we all worked in teams that have no politics nor dysfunctions so that we can get our work done and focus on the desired results? Please be aware: If you want to make teams effective, it does require high levels of courage and discipline. Teamwork is [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:52:54+02:00August 24th, 2016|Innovation|0 Comments

Hit the Spot Developing your Team

Back in th e 90ies, a typical phone call I got from a manager went like this:  “I am calling you because I need a teambuilding activity for my team.” “Yeah, great, what do you need?” “Well, I thought you were the expert…” “I am but you need to know what you want. What is it [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:53:40+02:00August 1st, 2016|Innovation|0 Comments