2020: Cheerful Moments, True Goals and Serendipity

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New Year’s Eve at midnight: colorful fireworks lightening the sky, popping champagne corks and smiling people wishing a “happy new year” to each other. What does it mean, a happy new year? How much of it is destiny, how much is an accident and how much of it can we influence ourselves? The first days … Read more 2020: Cheerful Moments, True Goals and Serendipity

Small, but attractive — What attracts talent to startups?

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If finding top talent is your top priority for this year, you’re not alone. 76% of the hiring decision makers list attracting quality candidates as their number one challenge [1]. For startup companies, this number is likely to be even higher. After all, for most of them, their employees are their number one assets. Finding … Read more Small, but attractive — What attracts talent to startups?

Roots of Innovation

We asked four experts whether there is a success formula to foster innovation: Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter (CEO Vodafone Germany), Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler (Senior Advisor BCG), Lin Kayser (Founder of Hyperganic Technologies), and Hanno Renner (CEO Personio).  Is there a recipe for innovation? How can companies, regardless of size and maturity, establish an innovation culture?And how can leadership unleash the … Read more Roots of Innovation

Why Agility Counts for Leaders

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Strategic impulses on how to bring strategies into action. As I have been engaged in the topic of agile leadership for more than seven years, I still find that there is a variety of rumors what agile is about. Sometimes, I even have the impression that managers use the world agile in the same context like fuzzy, a little … Read more Why Agility Counts for Leaders

Silicon Valley’s secret ingredients of success

What is it about Silicon Valley? And why does it attract so many great talents? Young serial entrepreneur Catalin Voss, who got to experience that ecosystem, explains what makes it so special. About FLI Thought Leader Catalin Voss Catalin Voss’ passion for disruptive technologies has led him to become a veritable serial entrepreneur who developed … Read more Silicon Valley’s secret ingredients of success

The Role of Leadership in the Digital Era

In Berlin, spring comes with re:publica. FLI spokesperson Laura Bechthold attended Europe’s most important conference on digital culture. Inspired by different sessions, here are some thoughts on the role of leadership in the digital era. Every spring, it is re:publica time in Berlin. For three days thousands of tech enthusiasts, innovators, journalists and policy makers gather to jointly discuss … Read more The Role of Leadership in the Digital Era

How to create the innovation ecosystem of the future

At the FLI Conference 2018, we asked representatives of the corporate, startup, academic and social business world how to leverage cross-sectorial collaborations for co-creating the innovation ecosystem of the future. How do you break silos between the private, public and social sector? It is difficult enough to break silos within a company alreadyso fostering cross-sectorial … Read more How to create the innovation ecosystem of the future

Has the truth behind innovation been unveiled? Insights from the FLI Conference 2018

Let us present to you what we learned from a former Leader of IDEO Europe, a Cyberarchitect and a Harvard Professor during the first day of the FLI Conference on February 28th 2018. What have been the insights during the first day of the FLI Conference on “The Truth Behind Innovation”? Scroll down to see … Read more Has the truth behind innovation been unveiled? Insights from the FLI Conference 2018

Exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Meyer (E.ON): Innovation vs. Invention

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How do you distinguish innovation from invention? And how do you apply this knowledge to lead teams and companies?  Dr. Frank Meyer, Head of B2C Solution & Innovation, E.ON: Just having been awarded as one of the most innovative minds in Germany, Dr. Frank Meyer is opening up completely new business opportunities for E.ON as … Read more Exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Meyer (E.ON): Innovation vs. Invention