Conflicts are annoying and dangerous, especially at work and especially when they escalate. From the outside, you need to see them coming, and when you do, you need to be quick on your feet to defuse them before things get ugly. It’s not an easy task, so in this article, I’m going to give you […]

I spent years managing large projects as a consultant and I had a lot of trainings on how to present better on stage. During that time there was one thing that fascinated me: how all those trainings were consistently terrible. And the weird thing is that I didn’t realise it until a few years later. Here’s how […]

So, TEDx Kreuzberg happened, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of the four speakers that stepped on that stage and gave it their best. I couldn’t be more proud because they rocked it, each one in their own way, and I’m happy to know that I had a part in their success as I […]

Think of your last few team building events. Did they all work? I guess some did better than others. See, there’s good team building and there’s bad team building. For example, bad events could be: all going out for a barbecue; going to an outdoor adventure park; laser tag or similar. That’s all fun, don’t get me […]

  – Improvisers produce 20% more product ideas and 25% more creative ideas than professional product designers. (Kudrowitz, MIT, 2010) – Organizational Improvisation is able to increase product innovation, especially in high-tech projects. (Gao et al, 2016) Data Source: Kudrowitz, MIT 2010. Own graphics   You read this and thought: “I want to tap into that. Can I get […]

This is a – constantly updated – collection of my favourite books and of my most hated ones, with the aim of sharing what has helped me in my journey and what has been a complete waste of time. I hope that knowing which book does what can help you out! 59 Seconds (Self Development) […]

Leading a team, you probably asked yourself at least once: How much do I need my team to know? It’s a tough question, I get that, especially because If you don’t involve your team, you’ll be more efficient. If you involve them, you might get to a better result. Then again, you start thinking about […]

Let’s try to clarify things a bit: Brainstorming doesn’t work. Proof is in a paper called Productivity Loss in Brainstorming Groups. Despite the fact that Brainstorming produces less ideas and worse ones than other techniques, it’s still is on the top of the preferred tools of any company whenever they try to… well, honestly do […]

Horizon 2020 Calls: ever heard of them? If you haven’t, maybe it’s time you should. Horizon 2020 calls are a fantastic way to get funding and support for your project. But let’s be honest…. The management and the bureaucracy that come with them are UNREAL. If you are not familiar with what lies beneath a Horizon […]

Setting up a kickoff meeting is HARD. Or better said, it’s a pain… I mean think about it: Did you ever enjoy setting up a kickoff meeting? I thought so… Well, in this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to rock a project kickoff meeting. I will give you a sample walkthrough, tips […]

Conflicts are annoying and dangerous, especially at work and especially when they escalate. From the outside, you need to see them coming, and when you do, you need to be quick on your feet to defuse them before things get ugly. It’s not an easy task, so in this article, I’m going to give you […]

I spent years managing large projects as a consultant and I had a lot of trainings on how to present better on stage. During that time there was one thing that fascinated me: how all those trainings were consistently terrible. And the weird thing is that I didn’t realise it until a few years later. Here’s how […]

So, TEDx Kreuzberg happened, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of the four speakers that stepped on that stage and gave it their best. I couldn’t be more proud because they rocked it, each one in their own way, and I’m happy to know that I had a part in their success as I […]

Think of your last few team building events. Did they all work? I guess some did better than others. See, there’s good team building and there’s bad team building. For example, bad events could be: all going out for a barbecue; going to an outdoor adventure park; laser tag or similar. That’s all fun, don’t get me […]

  – Improvisers produce 20% more product ideas and 25% more creative ideas than professional product designers. (Kudrowitz, MIT, 2010) – Organizational Improvisation is able to increase product innovation, especially in high-tech projects. (Gao et al, 2016) Data Source: Kudrowitz, MIT 2010. Own graphics   You read this and thought: “I want to tap into that. Can I get […]

This is a – constantly updated – collection of my favourite books and of my most hated ones, with the aim of sharing what has helped me in my journey and what has been a complete waste of time. I hope that knowing which book does what can help you out! 59 Seconds (Self Development) […]

Leading a team, you probably asked yourself at least once: How much do I need my team to know? It’s a tough question, I get that, especially because If you don’t involve your team, you’ll be more efficient. If you involve them, you might get to a better result. Then again, you start thinking about […]

Let’s try to clarify things a bit: Brainstorming doesn’t work. Proof is in a paper called Productivity Loss in Brainstorming Groups. Despite the fact that Brainstorming produces less ideas and worse ones than other techniques, it’s still is on the top of the preferred tools of any company whenever they try to… well, honestly do […]

Horizon 2020 Calls: ever heard of them? If you haven’t, maybe it’s time you should. Horizon 2020 calls are a fantastic way to get funding and support for your project. But let’s be honest…. The management and the bureaucracy that come with them are UNREAL. If you are not familiar with what lies beneath a Horizon […]

Setting up a kickoff meeting is HARD. Or better said, it’s a pain… I mean think about it: Did you ever enjoy setting up a kickoff meeting? I thought so… Well, in this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to rock a project kickoff meeting. I will give you a sample walkthrough, tips […]

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