Management Mavericks

Management Mavericks

The Management Mavericks of Today have also become the paragon of the corporate dinosaurs. Numerous boards of the german top industry companies go on pilgrimage to Silicon Valley. They do not only want to learn about new products but also from their innovative management and leadership practices.

Hopefully, they will not purely copy everything they see, unreflectedly. Better, they translate those new ideas into their cultures and test them carefully before inegrating new pieces of Code into their DNA.

Apparently, Audi, Bosch, BMW, Daimler, ThyssenKrupp, Siemens & Co will have to change their management principles and leadership culture if they want to keep pace with the new breed of their competitors. But still, they will have to live with quite different basic conditions. Obviously Alphabet is not situated in Essen, it does have a lot fewer employees, a lot more growth potential, no trade unions, no german legislator nor government, basically no physical product and no century-long history.

It is a must, that the german alpha male-companies change. Definitely it will be interesting to see how well they do – this being said, some hundred thousand jobs depend on their success. So, let`s see if elephants can dance.

Leif Erik Wollenweber ist Wirtschaftsphilosoph mit einem Faible für die Vernetzung der Themen Strategie, Politik, Leadership und Change. Als Sozial- und Politikwissenschaftler unterrichtet er Fächer der Business Administration an der FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie und Management und der Hogeschool Venlo. Als unorthodoxer Ratgeber findet Leif Erik Wollenweber effektive Lösungen für Strategie- und Managementprobleme. Von seinen Kunden besonders gefragt ist seine Fähigkeit zur Vermittlung von strategischem und unternehmerischem Denken. Seine Kompetenz basiert auf seiner mehrjährigen Führungserfahrung, vielfältigen Branchenkenntnissen, seinem interdisziplinären Fachwissen als Managementforscher und seiner seit 2009 erfolgreichen Tätigkeit als Unternehmensberater und Business Trainer.


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