“The human being is born with an inclination toward virtue” (G. M. Rufus, ~ 50 AD)


Have you read “Humankind” by dutch author Rutger Bregman? High recommendation!


A coach and friend gave me “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman 3-4 years ago. The first year, some of the daily short episodes were interesting to me. Now, I find them more and more relevant!

The opening quote for the Halloween entry today is the following:

“The human being is born with an inclination toward virtue.”

Gaius Musonius Rufus, 2000 years ago

So: yes, there are very terrible (and stupid, short-sighted etc.) things humans do;

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Great Books for great working and developing companies


I came upon this book list by Toby Sinclair, a coach from the UK by chance and found it really nice, so I repost it here. Thank you very much, Toby!

Also, I especially liked the opinions and other books posted by people in the comments! So check them out in his post:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tobysinclair_leadership-culture-reading-activity-6940258082258046976-yhox/


I also added my own choice of great books in the comments there. Books that I read the last couple of years and that gave me meaningful insights to how I think and try to act, like “humankind” by Rutger Bregman, “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday (thank you for the tipp, Andreas L.!) and others.

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Checklist for Psychological Safety


First things first: Physical Safety is the no. 1 most important factor for worker engagement in any company! Creating a culture where safety is clear to be the highest value for management and all employees from the top to the “bottom” is fundamental. See for this for example “The Toyota Way” by J. Liker (updated edition: 2021).

For all people in a company, whether in production or administration, Psychological Safety is coming right after that. Most famously, Google found it to be the no. 1 most important factor necessary to make teams effective in their 2012 “Project Aristotle” study (because of Aristotle’s quote: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”) among 180 Google teams.

I found this Psychological Safety Checklist for free download on the site https://psychsafety.co.uk/ – great site, check it out.

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Gründe für die Arbeit im Büro – und für ein hybrides Arbeitsmodell




Zu diesem Thema, das sicherlich schon seit einem Jahr oder mehr viele Mitarbeiter, Führungskräfte, Berater etc. sehr stark beschäftigt habe ich mir einige Gedanken gemacht. Außerdem verlinke ich hier Artikel und Studien, die ich lesenswert finde und bringe die Sichtweisen und Argumente zusammen.

Ich stelle diese Informationen hier “einfach und ziemlich roh” zur Diskussion und freue mich auch über Ergänzungen, Sichtweisen und Feedback!

Situation: Viele führende Unternehmen u. a. aus dem IT-Umfeld haben ihre Mitarbeitenden seit Ende des Lock downs in 2022 mindestens 2-3 Tage in der Woche wieder ins Büro zurück geholt – mit unterschiedlichen Ansätzen und Methoden

Beispiele sind u. a.: Apple, Netflix, Google u. v. m.


Als Gründe für die gemeinsame Arbeit im Büro nennen die Unternehmen:

Einen wahrgenommenen oder gemessenen Rückgang der Innovationskraft aufgrund von…

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