SOLYP-Blog

Value Orientation as a Basis for Successful Leadership in the 21st Century

on July 04, 2019

A guest article by Dr. Wolfgang Schröder
 

It’s a fact that leadership has become a bigger challenge today compared to the last century. The main reasons for this are increasing globalization and interconnection, digitalization, rapid technological developments.

Start-ups as drivers of innovation for SMEs

on June 27, 2019

A guest article by Julian van der Linden
 

Many owners, managing directors and executives struggle with the innovative capability of their own company – whether in a corporation, in medium-sized companies or in family-run, smaller enterprises (SMEs = Small and Medium-sized Enterprises or “Mittelstand”). The vast majority of companies are certain that "innovation is important" and that they are actually quite innovative.

Digital Leadership – Classic Orchestra and Jazz Combo under One Roof

on May 29, 2019

A guest article by Prof. Dr. Thorn Kring
 

Leadership within the digital transformation is multi-facetted. The claim for a more agile mindset of leaders is frequently uttered – and often even justly. The Great Man at the point of mostly hierarchical leadership systems is to be replaced by leaders who understand themselves as system architects keeping upstage and empowering employees with a corporate mindset by strengthening relationships.

Essential Leadership Competencies in the Age of AI

on March 22, 2019

A guest article by Milon Gupta
 

As Artificial Intelligence is used more frequently, it has changed our working environment. How these changes happen is an open, designable process characterized by high dynamics as well as opportunities and risks. The only thing that‘s clear is that no organization will be able to ignore Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the long run without detriment to itself.

Manager vs Machine: Essential Skills In Times of AI

on January 30, 2019

In the past years, technology has made huge progress in the field of AI – learning software puts more and more work processes and business models under scrutiny. But in general, digital change also affects the way leadership works. Old leadership dogmas and practices are more and more under pressure to prove their legitimacy and have to be adapted to a highly dynamic environment. 

Digital Leadership and New Roles: System-Architects and Relationship-Champions

on December 03, 2018

A guest article by Prof. Dr. Thorn Kring
 

Digitization drives companies into change processes: Business models are constantly changing, strategies get adapted, new digital solutions and new service offerings evolve. Project structures overrule functional organizational hierarchies and agile methodologies change the way we work together within our teams.

Is Your Team Fit for the Future?

on November 19, 2018

A guest article by Christiana Scholz

To produce innovations on a regular basis has become absolutely essential for most enterprises, so they can strive on the market or even survive. Future-oriented organizations therefore need staff who react to special customer demands the quickest possible way as well as on their own responsibility and is able to act foresightfully and creatively, i. e. competently.

Leadership vs. Management: Gain the Strategic Lead

on July 05, 2017

Not to order, but to give the right impulses. Not to react, but to develop successful strategies. As the world of economics and business undergoes profound digitalization, it becomes more and more evident that a new type of leadership is needed which will meet the disruptive challenges of the future. But what does good leadership in an ever changing working environment really require? Find out how to gain the strategic lead!

Leadership and Management Tips by Tom Peters

on October 28, 2013

Last week, I had the great pleasure to experience management guru Tom Peters live on stage at one of his full-day seminars. Executives from all over Europe followed the invitation of ZfU International Business School Zurich which hosted the event to get leadership and management tips from the "master" himself. And they were anything but disappointed. Peters offered a true firework of ideas and inspiring quotes giving the audience lots of food for thought. I was really impressed by his passion and his unconventional and engaging presenting style which is hard to come by among business speakers.