Why do we have to delegate in the first place?
In chapter 7 of his book Management 3.0 Jurgen Apello writes about empowerment. The real use for empowerment is the manageability of the complex system itself
1. Acquire acceptance for decisions
2. Decentralize decision in a complex adaptive system Continue reading “Delegation Poker – Management 3.0 Practice”
This is a list of my favorite books. I’ve sorted them in the order of much I feel influenced by them and how they impacted my life.
Atomic Habit – James Clear
If there was one and only one book I could take with me on a lonely island this would be the one. It is such a good read!
James Clear does an awesome job in explaining how tiny changes in habits can lead to great results.
Main takeaways: Habit stacking, Rule of 1%
Atomic Habits on Amazon
Continue reading “My all time favorite books”
In 15 Steps for successful Bootstrapping – Part 1 and 15 Steps for successful Bootstrapping – Part 2 I wrote about bootstrapping. This is the next part of this series.
USP, USP, USP
USP means “unique selling proposition”, which makes it even better than the German word USP. It’s all about “selling”, so selling. That means your unique selling point must also make the customer buy something. Continue reading “15 Steps for successful Bootstrapping – Part 3”
lernOS is an operating system for lifelong learning and learning organizations. Continue reading “lernOS Overview”
tl;dr; if something is really important to you, plan it in your calendar.
It is nice to have a to-do list in your to-do app, your Bullet Journal or on your Kanban board, but you have to allocate time for the execution of these tasks in your schedule.
Example: If you have a task called “Plan feedback sessions” you should make an entry in your calendar and dedicate some amount of time to it, let’s say half an hour.
The problem with most peoples calendars is the following: They are primarily empty! Continue reading “Time Blocking / Time Boxing as Productivity Boost”
Everyone is talking about error culture and that companies should embrace it. Jurgen Appelo sheds some light on this topic by bisecting the term “error” and introducing a tool to celebrate the right kind of errors.
Continue reading “Celebration Grid”
this is the second part to Bootstrapping – Part 1
Time to Cash – When do I get my money?
More important than “time to market” (when can I offer my product on the market) is “time to cash”: when do I get the money for my service?
For a successful bootstrapping, it makes no sense to sell and sell and to only bill once a year. Continue reading “15 Steps for successful Bootstrapping – Part 2”
An interesting technique from the Management 3.0 book “Managing for happiness” is the moving motivators exercise.
What are the benefits of this exercise?
- It raises self-awareness about what motivates you, say what makes you get up in the morning.
- You can figure out what is important to your colleagues and support them in those areas.
- When you see the high priority motivators going down, you can think about countermeasures.
Jurgen Appelo compiled motivational factors from different sources like Steven Reiss’ 16 basic desires, Ryan and Deci’s self determination theory and last but not least Daniel Pink’s Drive!
He came up with the following list of 10 motivators which can be best memorized with the mnemonic “CHAMPFROGS”: Continue reading “Moving Motivators”
What is Kudo?
Kudo is Greek for fame or honor.
The idea behind Kudo Cards is to say “Thank You” in a meaningful way. By taking the time to specify and write down what you are actually grateful for.
As an alternative to just give a card to a co-worker, you can enhance the whole experience by building a Kudo Wall so that everyone can see which kudos were given from whom to whom.
Another nice variation is to put up a Kudo Box. You can put in the cards and at the end of the year / quarter / month you can do a tombola and give away some swag for every drawn lot.
You can either print Kudo cards yourself or buy a very nice box of high quality cards from the M30 webshop
Read about my other Management 3.0 Experiments here