When managers and employees go to the beach

When managers and employees go to the beach

14.12.2017 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

An alternative view on objective agreements.
You have seen it. Towards the end of the year, managers and employees make a deal with themselves. Those that have reached 80% of their performance targets mentally “go to the beach” as they don’t see that they can reach the threshold of their … Read more

Management Model Design

Management Model Design

12.11.2017 | Agility Insights AG, Lukas Michel

Success requires both: a great business model AND a sound management model. The management model is what enables an organisation to actually deliver what its business model says it will deliver to customers... Read more

Fall Reading

Fall Reading

14.07.2015 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

For all of you that are just about to start summer vacation, here is a series of blog articles that are must readings for all busy managers:
The Drucker Forum blog series with Charles Handy, Nancy Dixon, Dambisa Moyo, JC Spender and more to come: Read more

Bringing Humans Back to Work: Is Democracy the Answer?

Bringing Humans Back to Work: Is Democracy the Answer?

20.04.2015 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

Today, most businesses have found themselves operating in turbulent times -there is no such thing as ‘business as usual’ anymore. Over the past years, evidence has emerged of a new way to operate businesses. My research unveiled people-centric management and a high ability to act as the new way to better navigate in this … Read more

De-cluttering Organization and Leadership

De-cluttering Organization and Leadership

04.01.2015 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

For sure this sounds familiar to you: more meetings, more reports, more presentations, more justifications, more appraisals, more goals,…, simply more bureaucracy deviates everyone’s attention from what truly matters with higher cost, lost opportunities, and wasted time as a result. It is time to de-clutter management … Read more

Solutions for management in turbulent times

Solutions for management in turbulent times

30.12.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

When the business environment changes rapidly, increasing complexity makes organizations inflexible and missing employee engagement threatens performance, then it is time for a stop: a pause for the management team to reflect, think and learn fast rather to embark on the next distorting change program or leadership quick-fix. The pause … Read more

Diagnostic Mentoring –Management Transformation for Turbulent Times

Diagnostic Mentoring –Management Transformation for Turbulent Times

22.12.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

When tight goals deliver more mediocrity, when narrow risk limits lead to faulty decisions, when rigorous performance management increases stress rather than performance, when intense communications still does not make sense, and when leaders hide behind emails, then your design of management is likely outdated. Today, most organizations … Read more

When you lose traction as a successful manager…

When you lose traction as a successful manager…

23.04.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

These days, most managers sense that their successful way of getting things done somehow loses effectiveness. For example, your personal performance objectives seem outdated the minute you have agreed them for yourself and your employees, budgets seem not to be able to keep up with the changes in the business, strategy keeps shifting, and … Read more

How Do You Build the Capability for a Dynamic Environment?

How Do You Build the Capability for a Dynamic Environment?

23.04.2014 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

Today, leadership teams of most organizations are challenged with the increasing volatility of markets, higher uncertainties, raising complexity, and the ongoing changes at the work place. At the same time, leaders, advisor or coach sense that proven management and advisory recipes lose their impact and interfere with the future-oriented … Read more

When Knowledge Takes the Helm

When Knowledge Takes the Helm

18.12.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

How existing capabilities help leaders better cope with the challenges of a turbulent environment...
The Global Peter Drucker Forum 2013 in Vienna has clearly concluded that current managerial practices in many organizations are ill suited to cope with an increasingly complex world. Moreover, they make … Read more

Sense making: don’t put your sensors on mute!

Sense making: don’t put your sensors on mute!

09.12.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

Purpose needs to be found not provided!
Entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers are equally challenged by the increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguities of their market environment. I learned that one calls this VUCA time.
Sense making is one of the techniques that helps organiz… Read more

The Performance Triangle - The Story

The Performance Triangle - The Story

06.09.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

The new guide for corporate leadership.
“Grounded in a synthesis of great management ideas and concepts from eminent thinkers such as Peter Drucker, Yves Doz and Gary Hamel and the deep and wide real-world experience of the author it will help managers to ask the right questions.” Dr. Richard … Read more

Management Design

Management Design

31.03.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

How do I manage my organization?
... likely is the key question you ask yourself as a business in the moment you have decided on your business model. The response comes from your invisible management model that determines much of how we do things in organizations. Such models are hard to decode, don’t travel … Read more

Attention and Interactions

Attention and Interactions

14.01.2013 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

An Investment in Attention...
The research leading to ‘The Performance Triangle’ confirms that agile organizations maintain interactive leadership to focus the attention of employees on important things in order to flexibly … Read more

Time for Superior Decisions

Time for Superior Decisions

31.12.2012 | Agility Insights AG, Michel Lukas

An Investment in Rhythm...
The research leading to ‘The Performance Triangle’ confirms that superior decision-making is the distinguishing capability of an agile organization. Agile organizations persistently develop… Read more
 
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