Conflicts - whether visible or invisible - cost organisations and our society money. The role of individuals' ability to deal with conflict, especially leaders, becomes all the more central. Conflict management is a key leadership competence. Yet it is often misinterpreted and thus its key role for high leadership effectiveness underestimated. In this article we give different recommendations that enable you to recognise, analyse and constructively address conflicts, in order to invite a joint search for solutions.
Many people find it difficult to conduct appraisal interviews at eye level. This article deals with the central question:"How do I prepare for an appraisal interview as an employee?"
We also address how employees can give constructive feedback to supervisors.
Serious games are a very effective method of further education, much more effective than classic e-learning.
What exactly is behind the educational games is explained by Tomislav Bodrozic, Managing Director of Fabula Games. He also answers the questions of how serious games have to be structured so that the players stay with them until the end, which topics can be implemented with learning games, and how companies should proceed if they want to include serious games in their training programmes.
"Walk slowly when you are in a hurry." The first part of this Japanese proverb sums up what the end of the year is all about, in addition to all the festive preparations. Before we rush into the new year full of verve and many good intentions, we should take a step back and reflect on the current year.
Our society is changing. Companies are changing. And our education system? Seen from a meta-level, it seems as if the Stone Age meets the future, the digital world meets slate and stylus. What could an education system look like that supports our social change?
Our world is complex and very fast-paced. We receive a wealth of information every day and sometimes have to make far-reaching decisions in a fraction of a second. Karsten Miermans from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich explains how critical thinking can help us, what exactly is behind it and how we can learn and train it.
Are you self-determined? Yes? No? Good, then I'll ask the question differently: To what percentage are you self-determined? This question can be answered intuitively or after some reflection. Let's take the second path together and take the first step of this path with the question "What is self-determination?
Lee Iacocca put it this way: "I'm talking about people with fire in their eyes: you just have to look at them to know they're good." And he expressed what we feel when we talk to personalities at regular intervals. After interviewing various personalities from very different areas of business and science, art and culture for our series "Das netzwerk im Gespräch mit ...", we asked ourselves the question: "What unites these people - despite their differences?"
The heroes are dead. We need heroes. The legends of heroes like Siegfried, Homer and Odysseus have long been a thing of the past. And yet the social search for heroes of our time is more topical than ever.
What makes hero:ins? And why do we need them so urgently in this day and age? We would like to answer these two questions in the article.
"If only I had..." - this thought often haunts us for days after we have experienced a verbal attack in everyday life or at work. In the moment of surprise, we often lack the composure for a good reaction and the right words. Working on our repartee therefore means working on our attitude. Only then can we use proven tools to leave the situation behind us with a good feeling.
The glass ceiling in industry and science in Germany is always there. Read this article to find out why this is so and how women can change it.
Even though conflicts hold opportunities, most people do not welcome them in their private or professional lives. The strategies for dealing with conflict vary: from ignoring it to lashing out. Addressing a conflict at an early stage in such a way that the other person listens and the conversation is constructive is difficult for many people.
Children can. And they drive us adults almost crazy with the 35th "Why? The motivation behind it is as simple as it is fascinating: Children are curious. They want to discover, they really want to understand. We adults have often forgotten how to ask questions and how to really understand. We assume, presuppose and conclude. Alone. In silence. But the old German saying: "He who asks, leads." still holds true.
For some it is everyday life, for others it catches them on the wrong foot. The request to lead a meeting or to take over an appointment although you have little idea about the content. Below you will find some tips on how to succeed in appearing professional even if you are not an expert in the subject.
Occasionally you should read this article, because you might take away an impulse. One sentence, four softeners: occasionally, should, sometimes, maybe. This softened language has become an integral part of our daily communication - professionally and privately. Unfortunately. Because it lacks four things: Clarity, commitment, self-confidence and self-assurance.
Language is an expression of our feelings - even the unconscious ones. Therefore, our language reveals a lot about our state of mind, and it says a lot about our personality.
Time management is a perennial topic in further education and guidebooks. And: It is the topic that very few people are able to manage to their personal satisfaction. Read how it can be done.
Imagine you take part in a seminar and afterwards you are able to recall what you have learned in your everyday life. Even when things get stressful and you don't have time to think.
Utopia? No. Reality. With our integrated further education offer.
According to a study by the market research institute INNOFACT, each person in working life spends an average of 100 hours per year creating presentations. 100 hours - that's more than 2 weeks. It is all the more shocking that over 80% of these presentations are rated as boring by the audience.
With these simple basic rules you will manage to make your presentations convincing...