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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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...

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 wish to promote harmonisation of employers’ and employees’ interests in digital transformation, it’s the mindset and thus the thus the level of maturity that really matters. The chances of harmonisation succeeding stand in relation to how broad the horizons of all stakeholders are. It depends on how they construct their inner conception of the world. This worldview changes as we grow older. How this happens has been the...

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...

The dynamics of a mindset

Mind expansion and emotional regression No one mindset is fixed We don’t inhabit the same mindset 24 hours a day in every situation we find ourselves in life, but constantly shift through them. This shift can be conscious or unconscious. Certain circumstances may require a conscious shift of mindset. This means we can go through any number of mindsets in the space of a single day. We all have the potential to consciously change our mindset. However, we need reference experiences if we are to...

Employee motivation – how does it work?

Employee motivation: what works (and what doesn’t)? One thing is certain: the key drivers of employee motivation and engagement are not what many employers think they are. Obvious measures such as fresh fruit, office yoga, table football and other games are certainly a good thing. Their very existence shows potential recruits that a company is in principle worth considering. However, such incentives have no real impact on employee motivation. A performance-related bonus can certainly be an...

New Work: What’s it all about?

A Generation Y pipedream or the shape of things to come?  What does New Work actually mean? According to the expert Markus Väth: "New Work is ... a new way of thinking about work, about addressing the search for personal meaning and organising work in a way that is modern and people friendly." This definitely does not sound like nonsense, does it?  So, let’s take a closer look:  What really matters in the management of an organisation?  The success of a company depends on a sufficient number...