QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/01): Isabel De Clercq

"A knowledge worker who doesn't share his knowledge actually damages the organization." - Isabel De Clercq This quote is taken from the great book "Social Technologies in Business". In first place it sounds like a strenuous appeal for workers to be more proactive. Actually it is a calling for anyone in modern organizations to create … Continue reading QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/01): Isabel De Clercq

Interview with Klaus Leopold from LEANability

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Klaus Leopold for his video Blog on Lean Business Agility. Here you can find the results: Lean Business Agility E026: Medical Device Development, Flight Levels and Scrum https://youtu.be/Smk9gxmopMg Thanks Klaus for this interesting session! It was great meeting you in Cologne for our last workshop … Continue reading Interview with Klaus Leopold from LEANability

Team Transition

One of my first exercises as a Team Leader was to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the team members of my department. For team analysis I reviewed literature and tools for team assessments. One of the most popular theories of team development procedures is of Bruce Tuckman’s which are described in the “forming–storming–norming–performing” model. … Continue reading Team Transition

Safe to Fail

Imagine a meeting room filled with People watching on results of the last project. While the project manager explains why this project has not been executed successfully and the majority of invest is wasted, the people in the room get silent, looking at the highest-paid-persons mimic. It feels like everyone knows the sentence he will … Continue reading Safe to Fail

The biggest challenge

Just to make it clear from the beginning: There is no easy change or transition. In the human language „known“ has the meaning of „safe“, while „unknown“ always means kind of a risk or threat. Thus change has always to do with letting something that is already known go while not having absolute confidence in … Continue reading The biggest challenge

Risk that your teams outgrow you!

I’m not very old, but I promise I have some good years behind me since I started my professional career several years ago. As I started, it was natural to me to work in an organization with a strong hierarchy; I had a boss who had a boss who had a boss who had a … Continue reading Risk that your teams outgrow you!