Examples of distributed leadership

Haier – Over the past 20+ years, Haier has transformed itself from a traditional, centralized Chinese state-owned enterprise to a cellular platform company Story: https://hbr.org/2007/02/raising-haier Watch the video: https://corporate-rebels.com/animation-how-haier-works/ Slides I found (Haier.pdf) Book: https://www.amazon.de/Haier-purpose-Chinas-global-company/dp/1908984856/ Buurtzorg. The example is certainly known everywhere at least since Fréderic Laloux’s book “Reinventing Organizations”. Nevertheless, the history and structure […]

Flexible or Adaptive?

Are you flexible or are you adaptive? What should you be? I do not know, but I prefer adaptive. What is the difference anyway? If you are flexible, you are like the flag in the wind. Just moved and shuffled around. You take the path of least resistance. That is a way to survive. Being […]

Strategy, Tactics, and Operations

Strategy is the “art of the general”. Strategy is not a plan. It is input to the plan. The plan of what to do is formulated in the tactics. Tactics makes the strategy tangible. The plan is nice, but the only reason for planning is planning. The plan does not lead to a product. What […]

Separation of Symptom from Problem

If we see an issue, we typically think “this is a problem”. In general this is however not quite correct. Typically we see symptoms. A symptom is a sign for something not being in correct order or not functioning correctly. Sometimes symptoms are signs for certain diseases. The symptoms have to be analyzed by a […]

Value Proposition Analysis

Put the Eric Ries Lean “Start-Up in a Nutshell” here… The Lean Startup von Venture Hacks Cowan+ aboutYour Lean Startup

Strategic Workforce Development

Actively develop your organization as the organization actively develops your products. This idea directly shows the importance of strategy, tactical and execution for workforce planning as well as product planning. Workforce and products need to follow a common roadmap. If there are products on the roadmap and the organization has not the right skills and […]

Portfolio and Strategy

A Product Portfolio does not happen. O.K. sometimes it does, but in fact in order to reach a certain goal, your goal, You need to have a stringent development strategy and this development strategy needs to be managed, i.e. be aligned with an overall strategy, needs to recognize time horizons, needs to realize that capacity […]

From Situation to Strategy

How to I start strategic work when I have never followed a stringent path in terms of strategy? Document your portfolio as it is today. You can find a center of gravity in there? This is your identity. Your portfolio defines your identity. If not, give yourself an identity. How do you want to be […]


Have a clear vision  – Start with Why Start with Why is Simon Sinek’s mission to help others do work, which inspires them, and uses real-world examples of great leaders to show you how they communicate and how you can adapt their mindset to inspire others yourself. 3 lessons you should take away from Start […]