The pandemic has taken a lot out of all of us. We have slid from one lockdown to another and have had to adapt to new conditions and regulations over and over again. Many of us have been faced with various professional as well as personal concerns and hardships that have triggered feelings of uncertainty, […]
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” is an old saying. But it’s usually not that easy for bosses in everyday work to motivate their employees for a task, a new project or a new idea for the future. Knowing which levels play a role in this, it is possible to find out more quickly […]
Emotions influence our thoughts and our behavior. Even if you characterize yourself and your employees as rather factual and rational, you and your behavior – even if not always obviously visible – are guided by emotions. Imagine you are in an emotionally charged situation – let’s say a team meeting – and you are trying […]
Defense and resistance in change processes using the example of the change to equal quotas for women in management positions. In terms of competence, women have long been on equal footing with men in professional terms; this is no longer disputed today. A study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) asked almost 13,000 companies whether […]
Although women today are just as well educated and highly qualified as men, they are still underrepresented in German companies. In a European comparison, the proportion of women in management positions is even lower than the European average at around 31%. There are a variety of social, economic and political as well as individual reasons […]
There are still significantly fewer women than men in management positions. Although there is no lack of motivation or skills, only about 16 percent of the nearly 1.3 million companies in Germany are led by women. But why is that? Is it because of the “men’s clubs” that like to keep to themselves and don’t […]
In addition to the real health risk, the corona pandemic also leads to a lot of psychological stress. According to the Cosmo study, around 50 % of the surveyed Germans between 18 and 74 years of age currently perceive their personal situation as stressful (as of the end of October 2020). The worries and fears […]
Everyday work demands a lot from managers. In addition to technical and analytical skills, methodical competencies are also in great demand. Good leadership also includes the ability to motivate and influence employees so that their behavior serves the achievement of previously set company goals. This is where some managers reach their limits with their professional […]
Leaders should be both: self-confident and clear, but also approachable. Such self-confidence does not come from a modular system of coaching tools; our narcissism is deeply rooted in our personality. We present two important skills that distinguish healthy self-confidence from destructive narcissism.
Employees should act as self-employed persons in the company. Independent, agile work with short coordination channels. This requires flat hierarchies. Or perhaps this trend can even be spun further: is an anarchic form of organization also conceivable in the future?
In management circles the phenomenon is well known – the more powerful and empowered one is, the more often decisions have to be made and responsibility for them has to be taken. No matter how many meetings, phone calls or e-mails a topic has been discussed, nobody can take the responsibility for the decision away […]
You may also know the feeling that you envy a colleague when he or she has just been promoted, is allowed to lead a new project, or has received a higher salary. You imagine how proud and great the other person must feel. Almost automatically, you compare yourself with this colleague who has something to […]
An online presence is more than digital marketing and much more than just a good ranking in a search engine. Well-used digitalisation and digital communication can save livelihoods and retain customers in the current crisis.
Five million Germans suffer from depression – before the Corona pandemic. The German Depression League (DDL) is now warning of an increase in mental health problems as a result of the crisis. Factors such as social isolation, the increase in unemployment and short-time work, bankruptcies and the associated existential fears are likely to be a […]
In a company, not only business plans but also people always come together. They bring along different attitudes, opinions, perspectives and standards. If we do not succeed in reflecting these in ourselves and others, misunderstandings and conflicts are often the result.
Due to the corona crisis, many managers are currently confronted with multiple challenges and must now deal with these changed conditions on an economic, social and health level. In addition to rapid assessments, this requires decisions to be made at various levels, as well as the communication, implementation and possibly revision of instructions for action.
Companies are shaped, managed and structured by people. The principles described in our last article on the existence of an unconscious, can be found not only inside oneself or between individuals, but also as collective dynamics in teams. You will find some ideas on this topic in this article.
One cannot not communicate – Paul Watzlawick’s sentence has become common knowledge. It is more or less clear to all of us that we communicate constantly and often not just what we say. But how exactly does non-verbal and unconscious communication work? How can the unconscious level of communication be deciphered, understood and above all […]
If you really want to disqualify yourself as a boss: no problem, if you follow our tips consistently, you are guaranteed to lose the respect and motivation of your Team.
Among executives, it is said that the half-life period of a pay raise is three days. On the first day you are happy, on the second day you are used to it and on the third day you think about whether it could not have been more. Many psychological studies have shown that extrinsic motivation […]
Modern entrepreneurs know that the success of a company also depends strongly on the personality of the leader. In this article, we would like to introduce you to a few personality and leadership styles, their strengths and blind spots. Who knows, maybe you will recognize yourself in our descriptions?
Also known as proactivity or initiative: the ability to work autonomously is desirable, if not required, in most jobs. Nevertheless, many managers are indecisive – when do I let my employees decide, plan and think, and when do I interfere? Having control over processes is often necessary and usually tempting…but it can also lead to […]
Good intentions only become reality with difficulty and change processes of all kind in companies often turn out to be difficult. Why is that? The author and coach at the Mind Institute would like to approach this question from a psychodynamic point of view.
Due to rapid changes in the market, companies and their members are constantly being urged to adapt to new requirements. Although such changes are often unavoidable in order to secure the competitiveness of the company, they are often met with great resistance from employees. In an otherwise smooth operational process, change is usually perceived as […]
The demand for a successful error culture can be heard in most companies and yet dealing with errors and ignorance still seems to be a challenge for most of us. Why? What prevents professionally trained and intelligent colleagues from openly speaking up in meetings when they do not understand what colleagues have to say?