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

Mythbusters reloaded: 7 more myths about AI

It has been over half a year since I published the article Mythbusters: 7 common myths about AI. On my quest to demystify AI, I have held many workshops and talks, in which I faced strong enthusiasm for the topic, but also numerous misconceptions. In this follow-up post, I have collected and debunked seven more frequently encountered … Read more Mythbusters reloaded: 7 more myths about AI

CDTM – Educating the Innovators of Tomorrow

Did you know? The Munich Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), a joint institution of the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, was the academic founding partner of the Future of Leadership Initiative. In 2013, the FLI founders, Sebastian Morgner and Robert Wreschniok, approached the CDTM management team to discuss a collaboration. The idea: In … Read more CDTM – Educating the Innovators of Tomorrow

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. By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube About FLI Thought Leader Catalin Voss Catalin … Read more Silicon Valley’s secret ingredients of success

Giving in to courage & serendipity

“Courage is not the absence of fear… Courage is when you are scared shitless and you do it anyway” – serial entrepreneur Lin Kayser about why we need more courage in our lives. By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube     About FLI Thought Leader … Read more Giving in to courage & serendipity

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

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