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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The success of an adaptive organisation lies in it’s organisational structures

The premise of Agile frameworks is promising. “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it”. I love to interpret that as doing better software while having fun.

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