To Team or Not to Team

"Make yourself necessary to somebody"    -Ralph Waldo Emerson How well you relate to teamwork and the people you have to cooperate with, has a grave impact on your ability to succeed. The role of the leader is to motivate and inspire every member to achieve the intended tasks in the best possible way. This…

Are You Appreciating Your People?

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination"   -James  Dean In any organization, the CEO plays a major role in shaping the workplace culture. "Culture which encompasses an organization's values, benefits and norms-is another key lever for reinforcing strategy and influencing how the organization, as…

The Organizational Life.

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people".     -Mahatma Gandhi Your organization may be an interesting workplace with leaders that cares and inspires their workforce towards growth. Or it may be a place with uninspiring leadership without possibillities of advancement. In the article from Harvard…

The Art Of Storytelling

"Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is."    -Tim O´Brien "The symbol; The New One Minute Manager's symbol is intended to remind each of us to take a minute out of our day to look into the faces of the people we lead and manage. And to realize that they…

How Companies Can Manage Complexity in an Increasingly Complex World.

"Courage is grace under pressure."       -Ernest Hemingway In todays business the competition is harder and the customers are more demanding than ever. Which means that you have to work harder in all ways. Innovation and creativity is needed as well as long working days if you want to survive. Yves Morieux, has written…

How Good Is Your Company at Problem Solving?

"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail".      -Abraham Maslow When challenged with new problems, we often tend to figure out what the problems are instead of actually solving them. It seems that we get stuck and confused in such challenging situations. From this interesting article;…

Tough Decisions.

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions become easier."        -Roy E. Disney Life can be challenging and we all have to make choices. Some choices may be more challenging than others and can put you in really tough situations. Still, you have to make a choice for your decision. From…

Human Biases In Organisations.

"I find that when you open the door toward openness and transparency, a lot of people will follow you through".   -Kirsten Gillibrand "The more people can see what is happening - the good, the bad, the ugly - the more effective they are at deciding the appropriate ways of handling things". (Ray Dalio) Let's…

The Challenge with Problem Solving

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"       -Albert Einstein In the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses the ever so important topic of problem solving. Wedellsborg; "The problem is we often solve the wrong problems. Albert Einstein and Peter Drucker alike…

Strategic Challenges.

"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different."     -Michael Porter In todays organizations change is necessary if you want to succeed in a tough world. However, we don't like to change things and feel most comfortable when we are staying in the comfort zone. Leaders are aware of…

Winning Leaders Transform Organisations To Success

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn".    -Benjamin Franklin Winning organisations has strong leaders who sees the potential in their peoples strength. A key-element is teaching. "The ultimate test of success for an organisation is not whether it can win today but whether it can keep winning…

Leadership And The Act Of Influencing and Inspiring Others.

"Leadership is influence"    -John C. Maxwell Transformative and resilient leaders has according to Brené Brown three things in common; "First, they recognise the central role that relationships and story play in culture and strategy, and they stay curious about their own emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Second, they understand and stay curious about how emotions,…

Leader’s Courage To Be Vulnerable

''We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.....we must do that which we think we cannot"  -Eleanor Roosevelt "There are two main ways in which leaders wear masks. Some conceal their perceived inadequacies and flaws behind the polished facade we have come to…

Humility in Leadership Matters.

"Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues".       -Confucius "If you lead, or aspire to lead, people in an organization, then you must make many assessments every day. Think of the job you have right now. Before deciding to join your organization, you had to assess the company or organisation - the…

Leaders Will To Simplify.

"Simplicity, simplicity"    -Henry David Thoreau Complexity makes us confused, but simplicity makes us released. We are all in the same boat and has a need to understand things without complications; a job, a paper, a loan, colleagues, a leader, communication and so on. The question is why we complicate things. Alan Siegel and Irene…

Transparency and Leaders Will to Create a Culture of Candor

"There is no diplomacy like candor".     -E.V.Lucas A culture of transparency and candor is a must for every organisation. From their vital book; "Transparency" ---Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman and Jim O'Toole addresses us with the vital question whether organizations have the courage to be open, honest and most of all, transparent. The writers make…

The Challenge About Trust.

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live"    -Johan Wolfgang Goethe "Can you trust a virtual avatar ? A Robot ?An unknown person on Facebook ? How trust works in a world of rapid technological advancement and virtual interaction --- a world where the science of trust can be manipulated…

Leaders Mental Challenges

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader"    -John Quincy Adams From one of his books, Richard L Daft, speaks of every leaders six mental mistakes; reacting too quickly, inflexible thinking, wanting control, emotional avoidance and attention, exaggerating the future and chasing the wrong…

Understanding Moral Intelligence and Values.

In our lives we have chosen our own moral compass. In our world we meet with people from different cultures and values. In organizations people with different needs and values has to work and relate to each other. Organizations will not survive the test of time without strong values. Leaders who actively apply moral values…

Find Your Own Voice

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.     Peter Drucker Communication of all sorts means mastering the two conversations, the verbal and the nonverbal. Nick Morgan, founder of Public Words Inc., is one of America's top communication and speech coaches. Through his book, Trust Me, he outlines the four steps to communication success:…