Organizational Development in 21st century – Meddler’s Game

Organizational Development in the 21st century has been a challenge for many companies. When I talk to C-level or directors, most people are always looking for a future-proof version. As we all know, the 21st

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Leadership Trait “Empathy” – Start with Moving Motivators

If you have followed some of our blogs, you already know, that for us empathy is a leadership skill. Employees see, that their leaders genuinely care, so they more likely trust the leader. If you

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Overwhelmed Managers – part 3: Swamped by Digitization & Innovation

As discussed, we at semdi believe, that today’s Managers are overwhelmed because of 3 different swamps. We talked about different complexity areas, different motivations, but also swamped by Digitization & Innovation. As I learnt from

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Overwhelmed Managers – part 2.1: Motivation – the external self-concept

As we discussed in the prior article, Motivation can have many faces. In order to motivate our people it is not enough to tell people to work harder. Some day we work in environments, where

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Overwhelmed Managers – part 2: Swamped by different motivations

Within my engagements on supporting teams and management, people often ask me the same questions: How can I motivate my team? How can I engage them more for the product? How can I influence their

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Overwhelmed Managers – part 1: Making sense of today’s world

In the last article I described how managers are overwhelmed with the situation in today’s complex environment and described three different swamps and how this image might help to imagine a manager’s situation. The first

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Being Swamped – Challenges of Organizations in 21st century

In the last year I organized a course on Management in 21st century. I started the course with showing a similar picture as the one above. The participants expressed what they felt when seeing the

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Better management with less managers

We are all familiar with managing teams, which did not live up to their potential. We believed, that they are not motivated and they did not really engage in what we wanted to achieve. They

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Why external support can help

I do still remember, when I attended my first Certified Scrum Master Class. My then boss demanded to get external support. At that time I was using Scrum already for quite some time in my

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