Transformation Couples

Interview by Natascha Zeljko, F10

Has anyone ever noticed how many great couples are involved in the topic of transformation? We interviewed three of them individually. They talk about each other’s strengths and weaknesses, about the biggest friction points, what makes them a dream team regardless and how to transform a marriage

Read the full interviews with Christina & Tobias Burkhard (Shiftschool), Sabine & Alexander Kluge (KlugeKonsorten) und Sophia Rödiger & Lukas Fütterer (MountainMinds) here:

Artikel by F10

Three questions to… Sophia Rödiger, Head of Global Transformation Daimler Mobility AG

First published on Daimler‘s LinkedIn page August 24th, 2020: Link to post

Is transformation just about mindset?

You can write any new mindset on a PowerPoint slide, but if you don’t change the conditions in your organization, it will fail. If you see the same problems several times, it’s an indicator that your organizational
system has a weak spot. Focus on that first, instead on very intense mindset shift.

What does a successful transformation require?

Intervene on three dimensions!
1. Stage: Tell a story, not just numbers.
2. Structure: Make the required new behavior measurable.
3. Informality: Focus on networks and other non-written rituals, often these are powerful mechanisms.

What is the leadership role during a transformation?

Acting as role models who live and repeat honest, authentically messages. Deal with that through mindful listening and value-based dialogues.

When we meet virtually with 400+ people to connect over Working Out Loud

Nothing can prevent a strong movement to meet: March 26, 2020 marked the biggest Working Out Loud meetup so far and connected more than 400 WOL practitioners from all around the globe.

Following John’s invitation we met in a one hour Zoom call, sharing multiple stories from the upcoming new edition of the WOL book. Sabine Kluge, Mara Tolja, Daniella Cunha Teichert, Katharina Krentz and myself, we all had the possibility to talk about how Working Out Loud influenced our life and work.

The following short trailer (147 seconds) beautifully edited by Mara gives a good overview over the virtual session:

The full 60min version is uploaded as well:

The slides which I used can be downloaded here:

Can’t wait for the next possibilities to meet online and offline.