Critical Thinking

Cord Oliver Molthan attitude, leadership

The Probem Everyone thinks. It is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed, or downright prejudiced. Yet, the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of …

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 …

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 …

VUCA

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 …

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Possibly and for some people already quite certainly the term work represents an outdated concept.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?