psychology

Not the slope must change — you must!

Hav­ing enjoyed a few days of ski­ing in Italy, I was remind­ed of a pearl of wis­dom by a ski instruc­tor of my kids. After a down­hill run, when dis­cussing what to improve ski­ing, the instruc­tor told my son: “Not the slope must change — it can’t — you must!” This sim­ple state­ment by a ver­i­ta­ble expert in this field (as opposed to my son’s father) had deeply impressed my son. Each time we go ski­ing

New Product Development in the Age of Smart Things

If you’re respon­si­ble for new prod­uct devel­op­ment in your com­pa­ny, you will be famil­iar with the sev­er­al steps of that process. Experts most­ly sep­a­rate the new prod­uct devel­op­ment process into seven or eight steps, start­ing with idea gen­er­a­tion and fin­ish­ing with a post launch review. The fact that more and more things become smart; i.e. they either fea­ture some intel­li­gence or they are con­nect­ed and con­trolled through the IoT, has sig­nif­i­cant

Behinderst Du Dich selbst?

Ein inter­es­santes Ergeb­nis sein­er Arbeit mit Man­agern liefert Coach Christo­pher R. Edgar: In das Umfeld pro­jizierte neg­a­tive Erwartun­gen schränken einen Men­schen in seinem Ver­hal­ten und sein­er Ausstrahlung ein. Konkret: Wenn ich glaube, dass mein Gesprächspart­ner hin­sichtlich mein­er Idee, meines Unternehmens oder mein­er Ein­schätzung keine pos­i­tive Mei­n­ung hat, ver­halte ich mich nicht natür­lich, son­dern lasse mich von diesen neg­a­tiv­en Erwartun­gen leit­en und bleibe unter meinen Möglichkeit­en. Guy liefert dazu den Ratschlag

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