Facilitator’s ABC: reward

Cord Oliver Molthan facilitation

P = Perfectionism Perfectionism is possible. Perfectionism is impossible. Perfectionism is an individual perception. Perfectionists set their own standards and stretch very much to reach them. Perfectionists are happy, when they meet their own standards – whether it is reasonable or not. Being perfect according to one`s own perfection is perfect and fun.   Things become difficult when perfectionists bring …

Agility & Attitude

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, leadership

A company can’t will itself to be agile. Agility is an emergent property that appears when an organization has the right mindset, the right skills and the ability to multiply those skills through collaboration. (Marty Neumeier, The Designful Company, 2009, p.21) (http://www.martyneumeier.com/) What are those skills? The most important attitude and skill is servant leadership. What does Robert K. Greenleaf …

Big Data & AI

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, digital

It is easy to blow the horn of data collectors and analysts. It is exhilarating to see what is possible and what can be improved with the insight into well prepared data. What lay in the dark comes to light and becomes observable, comprehensible and understandable. The more we can collect, the clearer life and the reality surrounding life becomes. …

Man, Criticism, Self-righteousness, Revenge

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, leadership

Can male executives withstand constructive criticism? Can male managers stand it, if they are shown shortcomings, misconduct and/or limits? Do male managers who have acquired a certain degree of responsibility and power in organizations, manage to compare their self-image with the perception of others? How often does it happen that those who have the courage and respect to say what …


Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, leadership

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity Ambiguity means that there can be several meanings for one circumstance. So, one is not quite sure which interpretation or which value one can or should assign. To be held in the limbo of alternatives for a certain time, I feel as a process that fires the ability to think and through which creative energies are …

creativity & business

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, creativity

How can companies become more creative? On 26.09. the Insane Urban Cowboys had invited together with CREATIVE.NRW to the first stop of the “CREATIVE.Spaces exploring Good Work” roadshow in Gelsenkirchen. New work, agility, work 4.0, creativity, work-life balance and many other terms were mentioned and partly discussed. One idea from the colorful bouquet we especially liked. Companies often look for …

work & leisure

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, leadership

Possibly and for some people already quite certainly the term work represents an outdated concept. And if this is true for work, then it is also true for leisure, isn’t it?


Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, coaching

Filtered through the experience we have made with our perceptions we design a world around us in which we believe to know how things and people are and how they are not. Our unique experience is the basis of our thinking, our demeanor and actions. We assess the demands that the environment places on us based on this narrow experience …