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The absurd business acceleration and geographic dispersion and the flood of data in the VUKA world force executives to think
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Planned futility – eyes shut and get through
Not all superiors want to take responsibility but rather earn more. In the absence of expert development paths, they have
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Leading in this or in a different way
Before we start denigrating those who have demonstrated the most consistency over the past 2500 years, let's take an unbiased
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Learning from the elders
The life cycle of different companies follows similar patterns: R&D, Procurement, Production, Sales, After Sales, and Cross Functions. Differences arise
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Putting action into words
The words "I would have ..." turn responsible managers into wouldhavers. These people have in hindsight the aptness of knowing
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Life also does not necessarily punish those, who come too late
We try to use factual language nowadays. However, there is even in such profane things as a glass containing 250
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Overthrower throw over
The authors of the first chapter of the Bible described God's command to mankind in Genesis 1:28: Be fruitful and
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Lateral thinking revisited
Let us forget for the next few minutes that we do not yet understand the phenomenon of time, although we
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The seat direction in the railroad - the ideal metaphor for temporal horizons
The biggest hurdle on the way to fulfilling one's initiatives is the insecurity concerning one's capabilities - the existing roles;
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When self-confidence becomes hubris
Deficiencies arise from errors, wear and tear, accidents, or environmental changes. As a result, things and processes only function inadequately.
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The blunt ax - the ideal metaphor for a deficiency
The outcome of decades of standardization is bureaucracy in all areas. This is manifested in regulations that are supposed to
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The kick in the so-called - the ideal metaphor for a disturbance
When the affairs are not going as desired, you start looking for reasons, such as searching on the Internet. With
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First things first
We learn through observation, from teachers or others, and from the experiences we make ourselves. In this case, everything happens
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Learning from our own experience
When experts examine systematically, facts dissolve into incredibly subtle components, whereby our view of the whole gets lost. Thus, we
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Change is always - and different
The line of least resistance is built on simplicity, which is most easily generated by one-sidedness. Doing as if is
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The curse of one-sidedness
A metaphor effects through the mental links that the addressees add, especially if the images are coherently from one subject
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The appropriate metaphor field provides many images
What we can know was already a concern of Socrates according to Plato “I know that I do not know
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What we can know
So far, 27 people were 300,000 km away - twelve of them were on foot and motorized on the moon.
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The A7L - the ideal metaphor for basic needs
The Titanic disappeared at about 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, after colliding sideways with an iceberg about 300 miles
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Titanic - the ideal metaphor for false certitude
Since any opinion can be published on the Internet, we have to face a confusing flood of views. In this
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The look - the ideal metaphor for the own identity
We ALWAYS perceive the world with our senses. That way, we only see and hear what our filters let through
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Opinions are the new truths
In the real world, we differentiate between solid, liquid, and gaseous substances. Our common sense suggests clear distinctions. However, many
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The dough - the ideal metaphor for VUCA
Achieving or hitting a goal is difficult without an appropriate aiming device. It is not enough to be able to
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The reticle - the ideal metaphor for aiming
A bonsai is the Oskar Matzerath of trees. Even though Oskar decides at the age of three to stop growing,
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Bonsai - the ideal metaphor for nipped dedication in the bud
One of the hurdles on the way to agility and entrepreneurship, vibrant corporate culture, and a secure psychosocial climate, genuine
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Future management involvement
Once upon a time in the retail sector, the physical customer, who made an effort to go to a shop,
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The pendulum in the service desert
Companies that cross the Dunbar number of 150 employees should find ways to spread their leadership across several shoulders to
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The effect of single headedness
With digitalization, new storefronts are emerging that convey an image of the business that raises expectations that are not always
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All show and no substance
For what reasons should we believe that reality is different from what we perceive? We see the coastline in the
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Who benefits from the relocated perspective
There are occasions when our character appears. For instance, if you squeeze into a parking space, even though someone is
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Instructions are for newbies
In the wake of long-term growth and tackled crises, bureaucracy proliferates in all corporate corners. This is especially true to
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Tool beats rule
Our perception is a personal matter. On the one hand, it differs from one person to another. On the other
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The whole-ness is a matter of opinion
Fruitful negotiations need an approach that is focused on the issue rather than on the relationships and the personalities involved.
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The views at the state of affairs
Peter Drucker has pointed out that you can only control what you measure. Today we are overwhelmed by numbers, data,
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What I do not know I care to
Most of the time we are all customers. Nevertheless, it seems to be hard in business to leave the own
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Tasty bait for the fish
One consequence of the information age is the unbelievable amount of data on the Internet of more than 33 zettabytes
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The price of the isolated stand-alone solution
Peter Drucker has shown that you can only steer what you have measured. This has led to the fact that
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What I don't know won't hurt me
As long as one is mentally stuck in the previous millennium, one tries to ensure an outdated claim to leadership,
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Pretending to lead
It has always been difficult to form an opinion about companies, products, employers, employees, travel destinations, films, books, authors, and
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When the best becomes standard
The description of actions, behaviors, interactions, processes, systems and the like seems at first glance simple - select, observe, describe,
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The matter as such