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005 The Science of excuses – Cognitive Dissonance

As you may have seen it in the headline we will be discussing the science of excuses. The scientific term would is cognitive dissonance. The official definition of cognitive dissonance is: the emotional tension that arises when a person becomes aware of simultaneously holding two conflicting beliefs or when an individual detects the existence of…

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004 IT is Spine and Brain

Today I would like to share a thought on where IT departments should stand in the system of organizations. My first position was as a consultant and then six months later I took over the lead of the IT department. That was the time when the computerization of the business really started. This was the…

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003 How to change your Boss

Today’s topic is about wanting to change your boss. How do you go about doing this? The short version is that it’s not possible. This is the shortcut version of this.Let’s look at it from a different perspective. If you are responsible for a team, and one of your employees wants to change you, what’s…

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002 Management vs. Leadership

So today we are talking about something that we touched on in a few of our earlier podcasts. The difference between leadership and management. The difference between being a leader and being a manager. So it’s let’s discuss management first, because leadership is very rare! I have compared management and leadership in the German podcast,…

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001 Are you the best version of yourself?

Are you the best version of yourself? There were times in the career where I think I would have said yes. After university, I spent 20 years working in the IT-Industries in leadership positions. The last position was as the Head of Global IT Infrastructure. I would say no, I’m not the best version of…

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