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No Thanksgiving w/o the 3 sisters!

“Early European settlers would certainly never have survived without the gift of the Three Sisters from the Native Americans, the story behind America’s Thanksgiving celebration.” When the Pilgrims reached the shore of America in the winter of 1620, they stepped into[...]

Feedback is all you need!

Schlechte Führungskräfte fürchten Feedback – Poor leaders fear feedback Gute Führungskräfte fördern Feedback – Good leaders face feedback Die besten Führungskräfte fördern Feedback zu ihrer Führung – The best leaders ask for feedback       From the Impulskalender4Mangers and[...]

Good companies are less like dead machines and more like growing gardens

“Company” is derived from the two Latin words ‘com’, meaning ‘together’, and ‘panis’, meaning ‘bread’. The root of the word “company” is the same as that of the word “companion” which means “sharing of bread”. At its core a company[...]

Growing like the tree, that walks

The banyan tree’s branches send down aerial roots that, when they reach the ground, take root in the ground. As they thicken, the roots support the branches which then grow and send down more roots that enable the tree to[...]

Die 3-Schwestern-Kooperation/ The Three-Sisters-Collaboration

{Click here for English version} An jedem 4. Donnerstag im November wird in den USA „Thanksgiving“ (Danksagung) gefeiert. In den USA ist „Thanksgiving“ ein staatlicher Feiertag, der mit dem deutschen Erntedankfest verwandt, aber nicht identisch ist. Einer – von verschiedenen –[...]

no NO, BUT but YES, AND!

getAbstract recommends the time-tested, commonsense system presented by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton in their book “Yes, And” (2015)  to executives, managers, HR officers and anyone who works with other people. The getabstract-rating: 9 (#Applicability: 9 #Innovation: 9 #Style:8) My personal[...]

How to become a top

How to grow your career:  There is more than one “top”, which you can pursue to become. Maybe you will never become the top leader in your organization, but you might become the top technician, or the top moderator in your[...]

Kairos is crucial

Do you enjoy these water lilies? How about these? Two pictures of the same plants photographed on the same day. In the second picture it requires a lot of imagination and knowledge about water lilies to “see” the potential in[...]

Who will tell you if you run around naked?

Who of your staff will tell you if you run around naked? The getabstract summary * of the book 360 Feedback from Edwards and Ewen (1996) starts off with  the story of the naked king who – having been tricked by a traveling[...]

Leaders don’t grow if they don’t go

In their book “Great Leaders grow” (2012), Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller, explain why leaders must keep growing. To become a leader you must be willing to GROW: G: “Gain knowledge” about yourself at first and then about your industry, your[...]