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The Rock in the Surf

on September 19, 2019


A guest article by Jörg Rietsch

Target-orientated investments, optimising workload and successfully implementing additional company strategies – strategic project portfolio management allows for effective project execution, for example when implementing changes as part of digitalisation and in relation to levelled capacity planning.

Self-motivation: Becoming Independent from Motivation Through Others

on September 04, 2019

A guest article by Prof. Dr. Roman Stöger
 

What gives us meaning? Where does performance come from? What drives people? There are countless suggestions for increasing motivation. At the same time, more and more people are talking about crises of meaning, burnout and loss of motivation. Could it be that a construction error lies in the classic motivational approaches? And what is the alternative? The answer is very simple: self-motivation.

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.

From the Stockpile of Documents to the Map of Knowledge

on June 19, 2019

A guest article by Ronald Herse & Florian Dreher
 

In part II of the publication series Strategic Insights, we demonstrated practical ways of improving the quality and reliability of forecasting in planning. This article is dedicated to a much greater potential for strategic insights.

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.

Purpose Driven Strategies – How the Purpose of an Enterprise Can Drive Successful Strategies

on May 23, 2019

How to find an inspiring and future-oriented enterprise purpose? Why is the purpose of an enterprise key in today’s business environment? And how can one succeed in positioning an enterprise accordingly in terms of strategy to match its purpose? Strategy experts attending this year’s annual conference on Strategic Management dedicated themselves to those and other questions.

Strategic Planning: "Hey, AI, what's your opinion?"

on May 16, 2019

A guest article by Ronald Herse & Florian Dreher
 

In part I of the publication series Strategic Insights, the potential benefits of extended statistics and machine learning for strategy and planning work were outlined. As a more in-depth introduction to the topic, Part II discusses ways of increasing the quality and reliability of forecasts in planning.

Five Approaches to Strategy

on May 09, 2019

A guest article by Raphael Pfältzer
 

As business environments have grown more diverse in recent decades, picking the right approach to strategy for each context has become increasingly important. We believe there are five broad approaches to strategy:

The first hundred days: a successful start at the (first) promotion

on April 25, 2019

A guest article by Prof. Dr. Roman Stöger
 

Success or failure is decided primarily at the beginning of a new job: This applies to career starters, a change to another company and promotion to management positions. Interestingly, almost no one is systematically prepared for this.

"If the company knew what the company knows ..."

on April 18, 2019

A guest article by Ronald Herse
 

Developing a robust strategy has never been easy. High business complexity, market dynamics and shorter planning horizons create uncertainty and make it harder to make the right decisions at the right time. The half-life of a strategy becomes shorter, the importance of a strategy increases.

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