Communities of Practice for Start-Ups – An efficient way to grow faster

In the context of the development of organizations, there is one concept which emerged as one of the most influential concepts in social sciences over the last years (Hughes, Jewson, & Unwin, 2007): The concept of “Communities of Practice'” (CoP). The name was first mentioned by Wenger, 1998. CoPs can be defined as “groups of [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:56:46+02:00April 26th, 2015|Innovation|0 Comments

Startup: Developing a Start-Up Team

Leaders, When you started your venture, what were the initial stumbling blocks that you encountered? Do you remember? Were they market-related, such as a value proposition that’s not compelling enough or the market wasn’t ready for your product, and your timing too early or the market was not large enough? Or was there a glitch [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:58:32+02:00January 14th, 2015|Innovation|0 Comments

Lifelong Learning is a Key Competitive Factor for Organizations Today

Leaders, Our society and economy changes worldwide through digitalization. That is not new and has been an ongoing process in our changing world. The effects are faster production processes and the need for rapid innovation. Although the effects are well known and described, what is about you and your team? How can you adapt to [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:58:56+02:00December 8th, 2014|Innovation|0 Comments

No Innovation without Creativity

This beautiful picture was drawn for me by my big niece (8) Leaders, Welcome! How would you rate the importance of creativity for your company’s success? Instead of pondering about how we can apply creativity in a helpful way, we often limit ourselves to identifying what could hinder our creativity or block [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:59:22+02:00October 13th, 2014|Innovation|0 Comments

Is there a magic formula for leading high-performing teams?

What makes teams that are continuously and consistently high-performing unique? Is there a secret ingredient that makes them click? How can executives support and accelerate this process? In order to be successful, every team needs a common goal that is known, understood and accepted by all members, each feeling individually responsible for its accomplishment. In their [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:26:03+02:00September 20th, 2012|Innovation|0 Comments