• The most noble task of a manager is to create an environment for the employees that they can work most effectively.
  • Work hast o be fun. But work, which doesn’t make fun, has to be done as well!  But anyone who really engages in his work will have fun.
  • Lead people by targets:
    • Targets have to be demanding.
    • Targets need to be achievable.
    • Targets have to be agreed upon.
    • The target achievement needs to be visible.
    • A good target achievement needs to be rewarded.
  • People who work make mistakes.
    • “A wise man doesn’t make every mistake by himself, he also gives others a chance.” (Churchill)
    • In case somebody made a mistake:
      • Inform anybody who needs to know.
      • Communicate facts only, no rumors.
      • Crisis management: minimize the negative effects.
      • Then: Optimize the processes.
      • Punishment: Next time you will learn about a mistake even later!
  • Valuable employees contradict! People who do not contradict are unnecessary (Churchill)!
    Professionals argue on an objective level.
  • Never try to be perfect: it’s too expensive. But don’t lose track of the targets!
  • Lead with pressure – and soon you will be cut off from any negative information.
  • Information ist DAS Mittel einer kraftvollen Organisation:
    • Gives your employees the feeling to be part of the game.
    • Is the basis for correct decisions. Information eliminates rumors.
  • Teamwork
    • Total agreement about project targets
    • The team manager is just one team member among others – he / she has only a different task.
    • A team lives from the diversity of its members.
  • The role of the manager
    • Talking is silver, listening is gold
    • Status symbols and fixed hierarchies are management means of the past.
    • Today competence, entrepreneurship and honesty are required.
    • The manager is the person to decide!
  • The most important body parts of the manager
    • The heart to feel with
    • The stomach for the right gut feeling
    • The soul to give life to the organization
    • The nose to detect when something smells rotten

       

  • Never try to be perfect: it’s too expensive. But don’t lose track of the targets!