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I trained 4 TEDx speakers – here are 5 things I learned

So, TEDx Kreuzberg happened, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of the four speakers that stepped on that stage and gave it…
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5 Team Building Games That Don’t Suck (thanks to improvisation)

Think of your last few team building events. Did they all work? I guess some did better than others. See, there’s good team…
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You want innovation? Improvise. (I mean it)

  – Improvisers produce 20% more product ideas and 25% more creative ideas than professional product designers. (Kudrowitz, MIT, 2010) – Organizational Improvisation is able to…
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The best Leadership and Business books around (and the WORST ones!)

This is a – constantly updated – collection of my favourite books and of my most hated ones, with the aim of sharing…
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Are you a good team leader? (and why you may be better off alone)

Leading a team, you probably asked yourself at least once: How much do I need my team to know? It’s a tough question,…
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On the pointlessness of Brainstorming (and on the value of its alternatives)

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…
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The Horizon 2020 participant portal (complete actionable walkthrough)

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…
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4 tips (and two freebies) to just ROCK a kickoff meeting

Setting up a kickoff meeting is HARD. Or better said, it’s a pain… I mean think about it: Did you ever enjoy setting…
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Leadership Skills: 4 actionable tips to quickly gain authority

  Authority is nothing else but negotiation: you negotiate with your project team their willingness to be lead by you. This means two things:…
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25 Actionable Proposal Writing Tips (the complete list)

Proposal-specific writing tips If you are reading this post, I assume that you can work well, that you can write in professional English…
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