Thinking bridges


We do consider ourselves to be a "think tank" which addresses future challenges of human beings, organisations, and society long before this becomes conventional wisdom. We engage regularly in inter-disciplinary research projects and are not committed to only one or a few schools of thought (which might sometimes be perceived as impertinent for the "intellectual silos" in academia). Our client work directly benefits from these research results which are as well published and used when we act as speakers.

 

Keynotes

„Könige der Athleten? Wann kommt endlich die neue CEO-Generation, die nicht nur laufen, springen ODER werfen kann?“ (2022)

„25 years of (culture) change facilitation: Why do companies still waste so much time on measuring instead of simply doing the obvious?“ (2021)

„Empörungsstürme – Wenn der Gestus von Haltung zum Gegenteil von Haltung verkommt“ (2021)

„Groupthink ist unsolidarisch! Filterblasen und ihre Selbst-Referenzialität“ (2020)

„How to question your own assumed certainties, majority narratives and how to deal with popular outrage of momentary zeitgeist?“ (2019)

„Who of us is ready to fight for the right of political opponents to be able to openly articulate their opinion even if we harshly disagree?“ (2018)

„10 years after the hype started: How to integrate VUCA into management practice?“ (2017)

"The power of doubt as a source of orientation during times of radical change" (2017)

"Why 'digital transformation' after all still is about the 'transformation' of social systems" (2016)

“Design thinking principles and orthodox finance capitalism: A structural mis-fit” (2015)

"Democracy under siege – corporate managers are to be blamed as well: Companies could benefit from an increase of their ‘democratic’ competencies” (2014)

"The Hunt for Purpose – Why companies often address the entirely wrong issues” (2011)

„Blind spots in top management: When our very own heroism prevents transformation“ (2011)

"Certainty – A collective fetish of managerial elites: And how business schools leverage their incestuous thinking”  (2009)

"Social responsibility beyond CSR programmes and other letters of indulgence" (2007)

Papers

"Careerism and opportunism of managerial elites"
(research project, 2008)

„Politically incorrect thoughts on development aid and (post) colonialism“ (2007)

"The dark side of entrepreneur personalities" (research project, 2006)

"Executive Sparring: More than coaching" (2005)

"'Hard' and 'soft' forms of corporate consulting - Two entirely separate markets" (2003)