Companies are currently grappling with the question of how much their employees should work in the office and how much home office or remote working should be allowed. After the experience of the last two years of the Corona pandemic, the desire to combine the best of home and office in hybrid forms of working is laudable. Still, it should not be reduced to the question of the possible and permitted place of work. In essence, it is more about flexibility in terms of time than location.
Strokes of fate often cause people to pause and reflect on their own lives, followed by a reorientation. Due to the Corona pandemic, many employees are now asking themselves how they want to work in the future. Their answer is already emerging in the USA as the “Great Resignation.” Although this wave is flatter in Germany, it is still reason enough to think about the crucial role of leadership in the post-pandemic age.
What we can learn from the sugar consumption of Gandhi, from Netflix’s surprising resemblance to a nuclear submarine, and from the frightening team dynamics of super chickens about new leadership. On the occasion of the X‑Conference 2020 I tell my three favorite stories about role models, responsibility and trust — also as video for listening, thinking and imitating.
Trust is the foundation of modern leadership. Voluntarily and with all our heart we only follow whom we trust. Frances Frei and Anne Morriss describe three drivers for trust: logic, authenticity and empathy.
The very essence of leadership is to provide orientation. That’s why leadership is crucial in agile organizations. Agility requires orientation to be effective. Without this orientation, agility becomes…