How to manage complexity

Management Cybernetics: how to handle complexity in organizations How can you solve complex problems without losing the buy-in of your employees?…

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Phygital Collaboration

Phygital Collaboration: the future of teamwork is born

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we never even thought about whether we’d be in the office for the team meeting next Tuesday. Where else would we be?…

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Mindset

The “impossible is nothing” mindset

Here’s why we all need that “impossible is nothing” mindset "But that won't work" is probably the most common response we get when presenting ideas…

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Is leadership like cooking?

Looking for the secret sauce: Can one learn to lead? In 2007 Walt Disney presented its new animation movie Ratatouille, in which a little rat called…

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OKRs: Agile management and goal-setting made easy

The vortex of change Change is happening faster and faster—and it’s been that way even before a bowl of bat soup at the market in Wuhan changed the…

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Global leadership: learn to spot and understand cultural differences

We live in a connected world where global trade, barrier-free communication, and fast travel are considered a given, for instance. Similarly, we…

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The secret of successful leaders? Make these 5 habits your own

Have you ever wondered what’s the basis of success in leadership and what habits you should adopt? Why do things seem to effortlessly fall into place…

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Bye-bye, pandemic blues! Why now is the time to take charge.

Ciao pandemic blues! Happy New Year, and cheers to everything to come in 2022!  Uhm, what? Can’t really wrap your head around that kind of optimism?…

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Mind the gap

Mind the gap: how to bridge the generation gap at work successfully

What does it mean for leaders to have both newcomers and soon-to-be retirees on the team? Let’s have a look at this very interesting question…

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Host Leadership: 6 roles every host leader needs to fill

Chances are you’ve already heard a lot about the two predominating leadership styles: heroic leadership and servant leadership. Hero leaders are the…

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Together

How to build proactive teams: 5 requirements you need to meet

You’re dreaming of team members who question and challenge existing structures and processes? Who are always trying to come up with even better…

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Look after yourself: Health-oriented Leadership starts with YOU

Everyone seems to be talking about Health-oriented Leadership (HoL) right now. As leaders, we need to take responsibility for our health. Plus, we’re…

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Self-care isn’t selfish: 5 tips how to live “healthy selfishness” as a leader

We all want to perform at our jobs—and we expect the same of our employees. As leaders, we want to be role models and show our employees how things…

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Shared Leadership

Shared leadership: just a trend or the future of leadership?

The one and only Jeff Bezos. Jack Ma. Christine Lagarde. They all have one thing in common: they are considered people with excellent and…

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Agile Marketing

Why agile marketing organizations are the future

In one of our recent blog posts about agile leadership we stated that “agility always makes sense if the goal is to foster innovation and support new…

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Storm wave surf

Is BANI the new VUCA? Agile work in the 21st century

If you’ve ever dealt with agility, chances are high you stumbled upon the acronym VUCA. VUCA stands for Volatile Uncertain Complex and  Ambiguous…

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Lifelong learning

Agile Learning: lifelong learning made easy

We’ve all heard phrases like “You’re not studying for school, you’re learning for life” when we were young. The usual response is eye-rolling or…

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Ethical leadership

Ethical Leadership: buzzword or mindset? Here’s what you must know!

Social responsibility, ecological awareness, sustainability. These topics are ever-present nowadays. But what exactly do they mean for modern…

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Agile Team

The “agile” hype: what do agile working and leadership actually mean?

The term "agile working" is no longer brand new, but the hype around it is still going strong. Interestingly, the topic doesn't seem to be polarizing…

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Radical Candor

6 ways to enable radical candor as a leader

Radical Candor: 6 ways to lay the foundation for high-performance teams Kim Scott has redefined the concept of candor in her book "Radical Candor –…

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5 Levels of Leadership

5 Levels of Leadership and how to climb the highest level

5 Levels of Leadership -  where do you stand? The new bosses are in the building: we all know what that means! They have come to win all of us over,…

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Purpose

5 reasons why purpose is essential to corporate success

Leaders who are engaged in the further development or transformation of their company will quickly realize that the company purpose is the axis…

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Die 6 wichtigsten Skills

6 important skills of a successful leader in the 21st century

At Leaders21, we are intensely interested in what makes good leadership in the new world of work, also known as New Work. After countless hours of…

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Innovation

How to master Innovation Management – an easy guide to open innovation

Few companies will claim that innovation does not play a role in their business. Many will even take up the topic and never tire of telling how…

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Soziale Isolation

7 leadership measures to avoid social isolation – the biggest challenge for leadership during Covid19

Mobile working has many advantages, both for employees and employers. Work can be better scheduled and there are fewer interruptions, which means…

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