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  • Mindfulness & Meditation in Digitization: More Concentration & Information Processing

    Currently we as a society are in the process of perfecting many things. But what about us humans? Shouldn't we also work on perfecting ourselves as human beings? Mindfulness and meditation have the potential to become the human counterpart to digitization. Human resource under evolutionary pressure The topic of digitization occupies many people, who in turn are…

  • Data security in companies: 2 X 4 Tips against shadow IT

    Employees are excellent problem solvers. Put an obstacle in their way and they'll find a way around it. But this can become a problem for the IT security of companies in the long term. Employees with initiative are good, right? If your employees show initiative and work with IT systems that do not work for them, then...

  • Tesla as the spearhead of technological innovation: Elon Musk, the great inspirer

    Tesla engineers were the first to ever attempt to connect hundreds of lithium-ion batteries in parallel, making Tesla at the forefront of technological development. The problem of flammability Among other things, the engineers considered how the heat can be dissipated and what the voltage flow looks like when 70 batteries are connected to form a block with super glue. Ten each...

  • Fail better: bankruptcy & mistakes as an opportunity

    Many founders are afraid of bankruptcy. But even if it is big: "Failure is also an opportunity - if you learn from the mistakes" - that says someone who has gone through all the stages of insolvency and is still successful again today. First mistakes Everything had started well in Krefeld in 1992: Joachim Niering noticed that…

  • Targeted networking for vitamin B success: get to know the right people quickly [2 X 6 tips & checklist]

    Networking is one of the most important success factors in the profession today. But many people fail to get to know and talk to the right people. How do you start a conversation quickly? Networking - the art of getting in touch with people quickly and easily Some time ago I interviewed the social traveler Bjorn Troch. He is three years old...

  • Perform meetings really well: 10 tips for an optimal meeting

    Meetings are considered tedious, annoying and a waste of time. "Hours wasted again in pointless meetings and the real work is left undone" - that's what many think. But meetings can also be used efficiently for your career. Meetings: organize them better instead of eliminating them Some companies and managers proudly announce that they have reduced the number of their meetings to one a week...

  • The future of work: Creative approaches beyond the classic office

    The classic office has had its day, it's time we completely rethink work - with the right office design. Rethinking work - with the right office design From pre-industrial times to work in factories to the modern office: the way we work has changed again and again over time...

  • Graduation with a master’s doctorate: With goals to success

    Doctoral students in particular struggle with the meaningfulness of their dissertation or would like to get more out of it. The problem also applies to the entire study. The solution lies in self-leadership and setting the right goals. WHAT do you want to do a doctorate for HOW? Fear of the first time Luckily Laura had a window seat on the train to Frankfurt and it…

  • Introversion according to Freud, Jung & Co: The small difference

    In the 1960s, other personality theorists began to develop the so-called Big Five: the five-factor model of personality. These are personality traits that remain relatively stable throughout life. Intraversion and extraversion as stable personality traits Extroversion and its opposite, introversion, belong to these personality traits. (The others are openness to experience, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and social...

  • Future viability despite the crisis: change management - evolution instead of revolution

    Companies that don't constantly reinvent themselves go under - this is the general opinion in management circles. However, organizations do not have to constantly reinvent themselves, but constantly adapt to become future-proof. Through evolution to success "It is not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but rather those that are most...

  • Job profile! in change: from political scientist to consultant

    Based on my own experience in business, I would like to encourage other humanities graduates to dare and jump in at the deep end – even if it is unknown and frightening at first. A look at my career: I am a political scientist by training (minor subjects: history of South Asia, political science of Southeast Asia), graduated in February 1991 in...

  • A Maasai tells of the life between tradition and modernity: Education as the key to success

    Edwin Kisuto is a Maasai. He lived a life as a shepherd and a nomad and in simple, windowless huts. The fact that he was forced to go to school by the police changed his life. A report on the dichotomy between traditional and modern. From the straw hut to the eMail Maasai huts are simple: two straw beds…

  • Employee motivation & trust increase performance: 2 times 8 tips for managers

    Successful companies have one thing in common. Their atmosphere is characterized by trust and motivation. This can be controlled with good leadership. Why trust is important Confidence-building and motivational measures are extremely important to increase the loyalty and engagement of your employees and thereby generate better performance. The ability to generate trust and motivation in his employees...

  • The future of artificial intelligence in finance: the end of the job description! Bank advisor?

    Artificial intelligence is one of the most important technological trends of the future. No wonder it also plays a major role in the financial industry. AI in the financial sector – the future is now The German financial industry sees artificial intelligence as a promising innovation with great potential. Since OpenAI and Microsoft in autumn 2022, both the experts and the…

  • Professional appearance in social media - 11 tips: Show the Internet style too

    Professionally or privately, many are already active in the digital world and communicate via a wide variety of social media channels. 11 social media etiquette tips help with a professional appearance. Why good behavior in social media pays off Social media is the technical term for certain communication offers on the Internet. If you register as a member with your personal data, you...

  • Looking for control: can we control the network out of fear?

    Many things happening on the internet are scary for many people. Because the fundamental change that this new form of communication brings with it seems to be one thing above all: uncontrollable. Nevertheless, it is tried again and again. The Myth of Reputation Management Nevertheless, prominent people in particular keep trying to control the Internet, even wanting to dominate it. Maybe the solution looks...

  • Dealing with feedback & criticism: attacking the personality

    The ability to take criticism is so important: “You have to accept feedback reverently, at least it has to look like it. So just shut up and look upset." Or what does the ideal, constructive way of dealing with feedback look like? Humble and Grateful? Accepting with reverence and looking moved – this is how you can summarize the common idea of ​​dealing with feedback appropriately.…

  • Learn to meditate for beginners: 5 Getting Started Tips

    Meditating is trendy. It should not only help to relax, but also focus concentration - and thus improve performance. But how does one achieve this state as a bloody meditation novice? 5 tips from personal experience. Meditation: Don't think about anything The idea sounds tempting: Meditation should help you not to think about anything. As long as…

  • Employer branding & the expectations of top employees: 3 steps to becoming a manager of the future

    For companies that want to remain competitive in the future, employer branding also means meeting the increasing expectations of employees and management. That requires rethinking in management. How can that look like? The world of work is changing Our world of work today has changed enormously: New technologies and ongoing digitization require a high degree of mobility,…

  • Convince customers through sales communication: customer journey with feeling

    Companies do a lot to attract customers to a sales pitch. What is often overlooked: The customer journey is at least as important. Make a Good Impression The end of the sales pitch, the deal with the customer and the impression you make is often even more important than winning new customers. Because depending on...