Management AND Leadership

Management AND Leadership

Definition based on Risks Fresh from @PapaChrisMatts brain:Management: responsible for today's risks Leadership: discover tomorrow's risksBoth not positions. Ty:-) — Olaf Lewitz (@OlafLewitz) September 29, 2014 Definition based on Comfort Zone and Options Management and Leadership are both activities, don’t need to be positions. Everyone manages, and everyone may feel invited to lead. Management of Our Comfort […]

Contexts and Perspectives

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Conference, Management | No Comments

I’m participating in microTOOL’s user conference. Today I listened to Peter Gerstbach‘s talk on “The Six Top Secret Concepts of Business Analysis”. Two things were inspiring me: Conversation Game Peter uses the model in conversations with clients using dice. Independent of your starting point (IME mostly the solution – “we want a new CRM system”), […]

Who Ever Comes… Free Culture Training next week in Berlin

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Management, RealOptions, Transformation | 9 Comments

I’m creating a new business and I knew that would include some learning opportunities… One of the products I created is the Culture & Climate Check. It’s an awareness workshop for organisations who feel they got disconnected from their culture… And want to get it back! Steve Holyer and I created a public training from […]

Product Idea: Culture & Climate Check

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Business, Management, Transformation | One Comment
Product Idea: Culture & Climate Check

While elaborating options for my trust experiment, I have a new product idea I’d like your feedback on. It’s specifically targeted for startups, and easily adaptable to other organisations. Culture & Climate Check Is your organisation fit for growth? Are you creating an environment for great teams and reliable delivery? Do you make the impact […]

Lead As If You Meant It

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Agile with a Purpose, Management | One Comment

Inspiration and Values WHAT MATTERS NOW—HOW To Win In A World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation  BY Gary Hamel [amazon asin=”1118120825″ template=”simpleimage”] I started to read Hamel’s book, and in the first chapter he gives impressive advice on how to lead (paraphrased):  “These assumptions, if acted upon, will help nourish the seeds of stewardship […]

Executive Amazement

Executive Amazement

I’ve recently had the pleasure to work with a client where the CEO astonished me multiple times with really awesome ideas. As there’s so much management bashing going on the community, I want to share what I saw, as an inspiration… Crowd-Sourcing Strategy I worked with the management board on an Agile Strategy Map. We […]

Thank You, 2011!

Thank You, 2011!

2011 has been an awesome and truly transformative year for me, maybe the most important in my life so far. The primary reason was that a number of new real options emerged that gave me opportunities to create value for myself and others in ways that I wouldn’t have expected one year ago. I’m very […]

Thoughts on Words: Project

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Management, RealOptions | 14 Comments
Thoughts on Words: Project

Thinking is shaped by the words we use. Management thinking is shaped by the words managers use and are used to. If we want people to change their mindset, we must stop to use words that carry a history of bad meaning with them. Let’s start to create a new language to talk about development that […]

Thoughts on Words

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Management | 7 Comments
Thoughts on Words

Thinking is shaped by the words we use. Management thinking is shaped by the words managers use and are used to. If we want people to change their mindset, we must stop to use words that carry a history of bad meaning with them. Let’s start to create a new language to talk about development […]