Six issues to avoid in getting actionable leadership feedback

Six issues to avoid in getting actionable leadership feedback

One key ingredient of learning leadership from experience is reflection upon that experience based on feedback. Powerful feedback and productive reflection, however much invoked, are not that easy to get right. Especially in the beginning, they require time, careful consideration and a conscious approach to get something out of it.

Why leadership development on-the-job fails and how to get it right

Why leadership development on-the-job fails and how to get it right

No one, we believe, will challenge one of the key propositions at the heart of our Leadership Development Kit: that individual leadership skills are best developed through practice and experience on-the-job. In many leadership development initiatives, however, training leadership skills off-the-job still gets the majority of program planners’ attention. 

Open Workspace: New forms of organizing – the role of context

Open Workspace: New forms of organizing – the role of context

Join us in Zürich on March 27 for our next Open Workspace! New forms of organizing are engaged with to address some of management’s most pressing issues. In this open workspace, we address the question of context for new forms of organizing with special regard to the question of self-management and self-organization.

How to address organizational fragmentation

How to address organizational fragmentation

I recently had the chance to sit with a number of middle managers and discuss a core client interface process involving a number of different roles, functions, and innovation projects across the organization. The overall setting was a highly hierarchical organization as represented by a neat org chart, a pronounced organizational upper class ...

Five reasons why new forms of organizing and digitalization go hand in hand

Five reasons why new forms of organizing and digitalization go hand in hand

Without any doubt, we live through a renaissance of organization design as a discipline. Organizations large and small engage in organizational experiments. Radical new models emerge, are refined and adopted – be it self-management models like Holacracy, the responsive org movement, network organizations, or tribes and squads ...

Building productive communication patterns is not (only) about fixing meetings

Building productive communication patterns is not (only) about fixing meetings

I recently spoke with an executive leading a team of around twelve highly capable engineers and designers working on a variety of projects of different scope, complexity, and intensity. He was lamenting the communication in his team – specifically, that people would not bring issues, questions and information to the once-a-week formal team meeting ...