Stories, ideas, questions, and everything else that I have to tell about leading people.

Why Bonuses Suck

Some extra money can be a nice motivator for doing your work, and it has become quite normal to pay extra for reaching goals. Even if it doesn't look that bad, it harms you and your employees.
Dec 17, 2021 in

Freedom (alone) does not work

Terms like Freedom, Trust, and Responsibility tend to appear everywhere. The idea behind these phrases is great. Self-organizing teams that do produce an outcome that adds value for the customer. Ain't that a dream?
Dec 17, 2021 in


"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." — Dalai Lama In my life and career, I learned a lot about and through public speaking. As a people manager, it's part of my job. But where I learned way more is through listening, deep and uninterrupted listening.
Dec 17, 2021 in Communication

Relationships Make the Difference

The most important fact when working together is knowing the people you are working with. Who are they and what makes them get up in the morning, what drives them, what values are they living by, why, and how they are motivated.
Dec 17, 2021 in Communication