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In 2015, the FLI held an interview with the financial risk analyst and bestseller author Nassim Taleb, on “Achieving True Progress”. Mr. Taleb, you are a mathematician, economist and philosopher. All these are main elements for progress. How do you see real progress? My idea is a little more restrictive than what people normally call progress. It … Read moreSmall is beautiful

Change initiatives can fail even before they start – here’s why

Change initiatives are challenging, therefore it´s absolutely necessary that they start correctly. Not all leaders are aware of it, but change initiatives can fail even before they start. But why? As you will see in this article, it´s all about creating meaning in order to engage employees in the change: that´s the first thing a … Read moreChange initiatives can fail even before they start – here’s why

Why companies need to change and how they should do that

For companies, change initiatives have become essential to survive, but most fail at executing them. Why so? To survive today, businesses constantly need to adapt themselves to the many disruptions our world is undergoing today. The risk of disappearing from the stage is massive for companies. Leading companies aren’t spared from that issue either. Can … Read moreWhy companies need to change and how they should do that

5 leadership lessons from an orchestra conductor

What does leading an orchestra have to do with leading a company? More than you think.   How can a conductor possibly teach business executives how to improve their leadership skills? Turns out that in his workshop “Leading & Conducting” the conductor Raphael Hoensbroech, managing director at the Konzerthaus Berlin but also active as conductor … Read more5 leadership lessons from an orchestra conductor

The beauty of moving knowledge

In 2015, we talked to Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, on how to achieve true progress. Find out more about his understanding of progress – for big business as well as for the people.   Bill McDermott is on top of the clouds. The CEO of SAP, one of the world’s biggest software companies, answered … Read moreThe beauty of moving knowledge