Category: Philosophy

Mizu no kokoro 0

Mizu no kokoro – managers mind like water

You would imagine martial arts masters to look dangerous. Somehow we expect a fierce and grave personality. Maybe we have seen too many martial arts movies. Maybe we don’t understand Mizu no kokoro. Fact is:...

Know yourself! 0

Know yourself! 6 ways to implement

Sun Tzu is arguably the most well known eastern strategist. His famous book “The art of war” has almost become a part of pop culture. The book holds thirteen chapters full of advice on...

Leadership rule #1 0

Leadership rule number one

Tons of books have been written on leadership. There are dozens of styles and concepts, each with a nice name tag attached. Maybe that is why so many managers are confused about ground rules...

Too old for agile? 0

Too old for agile?

A memory A few years back I watched a documentary about an entry exam for the sports university in Cologne. A middle-aged gymnastics professor commented on an exercise performed by a young man: “It...

3 loyalty spheres 0

3 loyalty spheres

With the ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ movements middle management positions have become increasingly difficult. As a middle manager you are in the sandwich in every way. Most stressful is that you have to navigate 3...

Spiritual Management 0

Spiritual Management

It’s a strange thing to be in the middle of my life. The urge to say ‘Mommy and daddy, look what I can do already’ has long now subsided. Instead I am beginning to...

Kikentai Management 5

Kikentai management: the concept

Hello World! As this is my first blog post I might as well explain the title ‘Kikentai Management’. ‘Ki Ken Tai Ichi’ is a japanese phrase commonly used in the context of sword fighting...