Executives engage in conversations with me on topics high on their agenda because of the 10,000s of hours of consulting experience I bring to the table. They value the fact that I have seen literally hundreds of businesses, worked with literally hundreds of managers, and observed literally hundreds of organizations in their specific ways of functioning – or dysfunctioing.
Some time this week, it will have been 2,000 days since I started my own consulting practice. Even if I had only worked on two out of three of these days, and never more than 8 hours per day (both of which are probably underestimations), the total time I spent on doing what I do for work will by now have surpassed 10,000 hours. By common wisdom, these 10,000 hours equal the achievement of me really knowing what I do – “the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert – in anything”.
Eine Wahl von Friedrich Merz zum Parteivorsitzenden der CDU – und damit dann wahrscheinlichem Kanzlerkandidaten und möglichem zukünftigen Bundeskanzler – würde, schrieb Thomas Knüwer gestern in einem lesenswerten Blog-Artikel auf “Indiskretion Ehrensache” – “zu[r] Destabilisierung der Gesellschaft beitr[agen], weil er in zu vielen Gebieten nicht frei entscheiden kann ohne sich in den Ruf der Beeinflussbarkeit zu bringen”.