A little short story

Introduction Once upon a time it all started with a lightening moment in room 129 in Berlin – a group of three women and three guys came together in order to write about diversity management. In the beginning there was a strong focus on female issue with posts about female Leadership, women quota for supervisory … Continue reading

Who are you?

Inspirational Breaks The previous class of Blogging has been as inspiring as it was motivating to me. Inspiring in a way that before returning home I sat down on a bench in front of the metro, stepped out of my life for a moment, let go from all the stress and breathed. Nothing. Smoke. I … Continue reading

The next CEO

Old Shoes, new laces Let’s pick up a topic again that was posted here before under a different point of view by diiasg: How to pick the new guy. The question is „Who’s going to be the new boss?“ and that is a very delicate one. Especially since CEO’s make strategic choices and therefore are … Continue reading

No matter if you’re black or white?

…sang Michael Jackson in 1991. Great song, great video. While he keeps dancing with Thais, Indians, Native Americans and Russians, the message becomes unambiguous: “…it’s not about races, just places, faces… I’m not going to spend my life being a color.” However, when it comes to conducting business in a cross-cultural environment, it becomes evident … Continue reading

Burn-out

  “Women in leadership positions are more likely to suffer from exhaustion, physical impairment and high stress-levels.” These are the findings of the Shape Study, initiated by Walter Kromm which measures the correlation between leadership / outstanding performance and health or social quality of life. There is, evidently, a close connection between the high pressure … Continue reading

Women and Strategic Risk

Michael E. Raynor says: Strategies with good prospects for success also contain the biggest risk for failure. This Strategy Paradox highlights the huge possibility of a company’s decision being wrong, resulting in a product failure such as Sony’s Betamax. But a strategy does always come with a decision that in retrospect can either be right … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship – Women take over

SME’s are the backbone of German economy. 99.7% of all companies in Germany are SME’s and an astonishing 95% of all companies are family-run which account to almost half the GDP. Surprisingly, in this area women are not that far behind as almost one third of SME’s are led by women. And this number is … Continue reading

The Amazons

Have you ever heard about the Amazons in Greek mythology? The beautiful, man-eating warriors from the northern steppe empire who flame-cut their right breast in order to improve shooting with bow and arrow? The ones who ride like Satan, only raise girls, kill their sons and use men for the sole purpose of reproduction? Or … Continue reading

Thinking 1943?

Examples of an article in the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine addressing male supervisors of women going into the workforce during WWII: “Eleven tips on getting more efficiency out of women employees 1. Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters, they’re less likely to … Continue reading