Selected Blogposts

Mindset and values are key topics in our blog

In our Values Development Blog (in German) we share ideas and thoughts on topics like evolutionary development,  self-guidance, self-development, marketing 3.0, holocracy, Spiral Dynamics, employee democracy, Reinventing Organizations, going teal, etc.

Selected articles have been translated for our English-speaking readers to enjoy.   

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First the phenomenon, then the model

We have known that models do not represent reality ever since an ant discovered a splendidly-laden picnic on one of its exploratory tours and wanted to give directions to its ant colleagues. Word of the culinary sensation not far from the anthill soon spread. However, the other ants who had stayed in the nest did nothing more than draw colourful maps and show each other where the legendary picnic was. Over time, the ants forgot about the picnic and only talked about the maps. This little...

How do I actively influence the leadership culture in my company?

The importance of the inner attitude Management style determines how people work together in a company, and therefore impacts both output and innovative ability. So mindsets really do matter. The mindset of a manager can be more important for the sustainable success of a company than his or her actual skills. How managers understand and live leadership depends on their personality and mindset. Both can be nurtured There is enormous unlocked potential for development here – for both companies...

Future-proof leadership needs 3 qualities

Leadership should not act as a brake on development. At a lighthouse event organised by the German Entrepreneurs´ Organization in May 2019 at Fabrik23 in Berlin, Martin Permantier, author of "Mindset Matters", explains how we can change our attitudes and expand our mindset. .Future-proof leadership needs presence, courage and empathy Presence is needed so we can act in the present and observe and recognise the mindset we are in. To do this we have to wake up inwardly for a "second time" as...

The changing role of management

Why leadership needs reflection and development more than ever before A succinct summary of current findings plus tangible impetus for managers and employees  Thomas J. Dettling and Daniel Dettling put it in a nutshell in a guest commentary published in the newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Most companies have to work much harder and reinvent themselves or risk extinction." In this article, the authors anticipate that digital transformation will accelerate and change markets permanently. “The...

Strengthen Corporate Culture and Employer Branding

Employer Branding: Your brand on the job market Our tried-and-tested values development method lends itself perfectly to strengthening your employer branding and gaining a potential advantage in being seen as an attractive employer. Why is employer branding so important? Companies are increasingly treating employees like a relevant target group to ensure they have a plentiful supply of qualified and motivated employees in the future. Which is why it is so important to build an authentic brand...

The Innovative Power of an Organisation is Determined by the Mindset it Embodies

The potential of the personal mindset as a driver of innovation If we want to promote the harmonisation of employers’ and employees’ interests in digital transformation, it’s the mindset and thus the level of maturity that really matters. The chances of harmonisation succeeding depend on how broad the horizons of the stakeholders are and how they construct their inner conception of the world. This worldview changes as we grow older, and how this happens has been the subject of much research....

The corona crisis – which mindset are we going to adopt?

A year ago, young people’s call to prioritise sustainability over the economy was criticised as naïve. The circumstances are different, but the corona crisis now demands for this call to be addressed. We are asking ourselves how long we want to put up with the restrictions and how much of a drop in our standard of living are we prepared to accept. This then raises the ethical question: is the way we have been living more important than the lives of the people the virus could kill? From climate...

Mindset Matters – how the book came about

Shaping leadership und corporate culture for the future Maike Schäbitz: Hi Martin, the book came out in summer 2019. I’ve read it through, given it some thought and tried out a few things for myself. I’d love to know what motivated you to write the book. Martin Permantier: A book like this has a long gestation period. If I think about it, it all began 30 years ago when I first played with the idea of self-development. At that time I still saw it as something of a private thing that didn’t have...

What does loyalty mean and how significant is it?

Employee loyalty – what does it mean?  Loyalty from the employees is presumably what every manager wants. And every employee wants a loyal employer. Which brings us to the crux of the matter: only people and organisations that are loyal to others can expect loyalty in return. "Do not thank for loyalty. Return it!" David Tatuljan "Employee loyalty" is about reciprocity: the employees are committed to the success and future of the company, and the employers are committed to their employees.  1....

How does digital cooperation work?

What are the characteristics of a leadership culture that make digital cooperation a success? When does cooperation work? Let’s begin with the conditions for successful cooperation in general. Simon Sinek sums it up like this: "A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other." This is even more true with digital cooperation than with working in the same place. Establishing trust is a complex process. I would like to single out three essential...