5 minutes on management

One of the best books on management I have ever read is Simon Sinek’s “Leaders eat last”. This book delivers a completely different message like most of the other books about management. Its core message is: As a manager you must treat your co-workers like family members. In his great talk (that you should definitely … weiterlesen →

5 minutes on management

Is management really something that is too important to give it to managers only? Well – I believe we need to stop blaming our managers and we should stop blaming them for being the big problem of today’s organizations. It is quite the opposite. Our managers are the chance for the organization to change. They … weiterlesen →

5 minutes on management

Leading self-organized teams in a Scrum environment is usually handled by ScrumMasters, right? Therefore most managers who want to run Scrum-teams never really get in touch with the dirt and mood of walking Scrum-Teams to the front – facing all the problems of product development endeavors. While implementing Scrum in various organizations over the last … weiterlesen →

Enttäuschte Erwartungen

Wie kann man die Bildungsqualität im subsaharischen Afrika erhöhen? Indem man Schulbücher umsonst verteilt. Die Hypothese klingt einfach und plausibel. So dachte auch die Weltbank in den frühen neunziger Jahren und startete eine entsprechende Kampagne. Michael Kremer, einem Wirtschaftsprofessor vom Massachusetts Institute of Technology, war das zu einfach. Er machte sich auf die Suche nach … weiterlesen →