The Blog

Gradual fabrication of thoughts while writing.

Just Sitting Here

What do humans do when they do noth­ing? They think about their social life. So what hap­pens when all idle­ness is more and more clev­er­ly sup­pressed by the atten­tion econ­o­my and its apps on the smart­phone? About the anti­so­cial side effects of the unin­ter­rupt­ed dis­trac­tion through social media.

Digital Minimalism: Less is More

We did­n’t sign up for the dig­i­tal lives we now lead. Tech­nol­o­gy is seduc­ing us in a per­fid­i­ous way, hijack­ing our atten­tion. Cal New­port offers a counter-pro­pos­al with his phi­los­o­phy of “Dig­i­tal Min­i­mal­ism”.

Leading with Trust

Trust is the foun­da­tion of mod­ern lead­er­ship. Vol­un­tar­i­ly and with all our heart we only fol­low whom we trust. Frances Frei and Anne Mor­riss describe three dri­vers for trust: log­ic, authen­tic­i­ty and empa­thy.

Leadership Creates Safety

Trust and coop­er­a­tion emerge in a cli­mate of psy­cho­log­i­cal safe­ty. Where, con­verse­ly, com­pe­ti­tion and fear have been the pre­dom­i­nant themes, strong uni­ty can­not be expect­ed in a cri­sis.