The man with the "Leadership Mind" - Bernd Geropp - MES054
Jun 19, 2017
The ESE-Kongress in Sindelfingen. More than 1.300 participants! 100 presentations! 3 days with 4 streams in parallel! Amazing! The German Embedded Software Engineering Kongress is the second largest gathering of Embedded specialists in Europe. I gave my debut presentation with "No belly-flops with virtual teams". But there are about 100 other presentations in 4 parallel streams on three days. From 29th, November until 1st, December people belonging to the Embedded realm has their gathering in Sindelfingen. It's a great happening with interesting persons presenting stunning talks, new topics and detailed insights.
Dec 5, 2016
You were misunderstood. Although you have spent a lot of effort to be precise and clear. But nevertheless somehow your counterpart has horribly misunderstood you. And now you're in big trouble. Perhaps your spouse interpreted your "Nice" for the new dress as inadequate. Or there was this tone of desinterest in your voice. Or you just run into this ugly problem at work and your mind is still in the office. You all remember what happens after such situation. Something has gone wrong. How can we avoid such kind of situation? Everything we say OR not say, everything we do OR not do, transfers a message. We cannot decide whether we communicate or do not communicate. We always communicate. Communication happens verbally and non-verbally, explicitely and implicitely. We should be aware that a risen eyebrow, a turn-away face, a dismissive look transfers information to the receiver. You guys should listen to this episode if you want to understand why communicating could sometimes be that complicated, erroneous or misleading. If you want to improve your skills herein you're exactly right in this session. If you want to get the tips in written form, feel free to use the link below to get your personal copy of the tips-list.
Nov 21, 2016
It's a pity. That most of us find their best time in staying in their Comfort Zone. In this hammock of our regular habits. Full of cosy feelings, thoughts and emotions. Of course, we all have our regular habits, the routins. In the morning in the bathroom or in the evening going to bed. We also follow our inner boosters telling us to be perfect, punctual, or push ourselves and hurry up. But it's really sad, that we regularly get stuck in this zone. Our Comfort Zone is supposed to keep our life safe. But what it really does is keep our life small. Outside of our comfort zone there seems to be lot of interesting amazing things. Possibilities without end. But it's outside. And before we can get in touch with these endless possibilities, we have to tackle the wall of pain. Lots of pain are waiting: denial, uncertainty, helplessness or fear. There's a way to overcome this wall. But first you need to understand the paradoxon of pain. In this episode I wanted to share with you a tool I have detected some time ago. The Tool "Reversal of Desire" was introduced by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. And it is their gift to all of us who want to lift ourselves to the next level. A tool to propell you out of your comfort zone. That you get in touch with your possibilities overcoming the pain.
Nov 7, 2016
This is the first episode of my mini-series "Improve Yourself". This series is based on the results of my last survey on my podcast listeners. We'll start today with the episode of Time-Management. Is it really possible to manage time? To do Time-Management? I do not think so. Because time is something we cannot impact or manipulate. The only thing we can do is to change our way to experience time passing by. And this change of perspective drops away all these usual Time-Management tools, books, courses, hints and tricks. But you get confronted with yourself. Everybody of us lives in the same time. But some of us seem to have sufficient time. Others seem to always exceed their amount and do not succeed in time. The question is: why is it like that? And what can we do as individuals to get the best out of our time? This episode will support you here. Detect your next steps to realize things which are really important to you. And then start. Stay tuned and be inspired.
Oct 24, 2016
Do you have ever thought about the aftermath for your root cause analysis? What should be done if you have found real cause of your problem? What do you regularly do after you have made your correction? By the way - do you know whether your correction really corrects the problem? That it only corrects the problem? And does not introduce a ton of new problems? In this episode it's all about what's coming after the problem's analysis.
Oct 10, 2016
Sometimes people ask me: "What's that about project troubleshooting? What does it mean? What are you guys doing? Who does anybody need this kind of stuff? And what's the benefit at the end?" I want to provide some answers on these question. I have invited a friend of mine, who has done this kind of work for roughly ten years. Maik Pfingsten is an elaborated engineer, a versatile project leader and he has saved a lot of projects under rough conditions. He meanwhile works as mentor, speaker, author and coach for specific topics round about projects in trouble. He tells us a lot about his very personal way of coping with projects in trouble. About the regular steps he has used and the experiences he has gathered during his long journey. This episode will support you in understanding the different steps how derailed projects might find their way out of trouble. What kind of essentials you have to take into account. And perhaps also whether this approach is the right one for you, your project or your company.
Sep 26, 2016