Alle blog posts

Be able to drive internal change often and fast

When organizations have the ability to adapt and drive internal change fast and often, they have a change capability as organizational core.

How to pull change instead of pushing through

We need to look at the difference between pushing and pulling. Push sounds a lot like command-and-control, while pull sounds more engaging.

This is how my mentor makes sure I’m engaged in the organization’s purpose

Read this blog about how to create motivation through milestones and goals with compressing vision and purpose to avoid disengagement.

How to create a safe space for your teal dot in an orange machine

Most organizations are running like machines. They are effective. They are optimized. They run perfectly in a stable world where they can keep doing what they do best. But that's not always enough.

When only parts of the organization go agile

The development team was already using Scrum as agile practice, but the rest of the organization didn’t know the first thing about agile practices.
modern teal organizations in dubai

Building teal organizations in Dubai?

What happens when you insist on a modern, flat, teal organization in Dubai? Pingala has done it, successfully. Their culture is their product.
Promote AI as a youngster

Why you should promote AI, as a youngster

Three keys to use technology as a tool to empower yourself instead of fearing losing your job, according to a youngster.
Why having an age friendly workplace is crucial to your business

8 ways to become an age friendly workplace

How can organizations create an age diverse workplace, where younger and older generations thrive and learn from each other?
Special: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2018 – Day 2

Special: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2018 – Day 2

Get our take-homes from day 2, about capabilities, risks and uncertainty, mistakes, strategic choices - and being hungry and foolish!
istributed leadership, when youngsters lead youngisters
Special: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2018 – Day 1

Special: Global Peter Drucker Forum 2018 – Day 1

What did we learn at the Global Peter Drucker Forum 2018? Get our take-homes from day 1 here - about humanism, questions, and less bureaucracy.
How to lead across generations

How to lead across generations

What defines generational behavior? How has technology has impacted generations? Here are three things to focus on when leading agross generations.

How to understand Inter-generational Leadership – an overview of the four generations

Leading a team has just become a bit more challenging with now four – soon five – generations on the workplace. So how do you motivate every generation?
How our own speedboat ‘Hacktober’ became a success and what we learned

How our own speedboat ‘Hacktober’ became a success and what we learned

How do you use the hypothesis approach to arranging and driving a 24 hour hackathon? And how do you use modern change management techniques to make it work?
When should you be a mentor or a coach?

When should you be a mentor or a coach?

The modern leader is both a coach and a mentor. This implies an element of delegation. How do you approach that? How do you shift between the roles?
Roboboss – to bot or not to bot? // Part two

Roboboss – to bot or not to bot? // Part two

Roboboss? What are the politicians and research? What is high-tech and high-touch, and why must need to split management and leadership?
worldblu 2018

Special: The WorldBlu Freedom at Work Experience 2018

Two intense days in San Diego with the WorldBlu tribe have come to an end. And what an experience! Here are our take-homes!
Roboboss – to bot or not to bot? // Part one

Roboboss – to bot or not to bot? // Part one

The speed of technology is not to be neglected. But how should leaders deal with it? Are we at a point where we are ready to talk about a roboboss?

Use coaching dialogues as an integrated part of your leadership

Having coaching dialogues with employees is an integrated part of the modern leadership. It makes it easier for the employees to be heard.
How Internal Communication delivers business value in the future

How Internal Communication delivers business value in the future

Internal Communication is not about producing news anymore. Younger people expect to engage with executives on social media and expect more authenticity.

A year with a robot as my HR coach

In 2017 we wanted to explore the use of software robots in leadership. Could such automation and artificial intelligence help me as a leader? The answer was ‘yes’, but not in the way that I expected.
staying relevant in the future of work by reframing you blue ocean

Staying relevant in the Future of Work by re-framing your Blue Ocean

Staying relevant - both to employees and to customers - in the modern business world is a strategic challenge with new aspects to it.
should innovation start from the top or the bottom

Should innovation start from the top or from the bottom?

Should innovation be driven top-down or bottom-up? The old, classic answer: Both. But why, and how do you do that? What are the roles of both parties?
What are innovation speedboats

What are innovation speedboats – and how do you scale them to your need?

What is an innovation speedboat really? How do you scale it to your need. Read about the five elements, that must be in place.
Peter Drucker special

Special: Second day of Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017

A blogpost on the secong day of Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017. You can read what we enjoyed and heard later in this special blogpost.
peter drucker special

SPECIAL: FIRST DAY OF GLOBAL PETER DRUCKER FORUM 2017

This is a blog special about what we heard, learned and was inspired by at the Global Peter Drucker Forum 2017.
Map your Innovation Spectrum and transform your business

Map your Innovation Spectrum and transform your business

A blog post on how to map your innovation. There are two ways to look at innovation: As a burning necessity, driven by external factors or a burning desire.

I Have Hired a Robot. His Name is Leo.

Leo is a software robot, who automates one of the jobs as a leader: Investigating the happiness and well-being of your employees.
five traits of leader

5 Traits of Transformative Leaders

Here are the 5 traits of the leaders who transform themselves; traits that ensure that they actually transform, and that it can be measured.
Missing link

A missing link in purpose-driven leadership: Feedback loops

Have you taken the time to ask your customers, if you create value? Have you asked your employees, if you create value? If not, you are missing the link.
A bit of brain science to set the scene

A bit of brain science to set the scene

Hippocampus and Amygdala are two smaller areas in your brain, with a great deal of influence onto who we are, and how we cope with pressure, fear and stress
Life-hack: How not to get stress

Life-hack: How not to get stress

This is part of an article in 5 parts, taking you through the physics of stress, and how to prevent it. Start reading here.
The stress hormones: Cortisol

The stress hormones: Cortisol

The most important hormones when it comes to stress are - as you perhaps already know - Adrenaline and Cortisol. Read more about it here.
adrenaline

The stress hormones: Adrenaline

Adrenaline kicks can give dizziness lightheaded-ness and vision changes, and basically it is a strain on the body. Learn about what too much adrenaline does
Worldblu 2016

About time - The WorldBlu summit impressions part 2

At the WorldBlu summit last week we had the privilege to listen to some very inspirational speakers, many of them - and the overall concept of WorldBlu
Worldblu Summit 2016

The WorldBlu Summit 2016

The Worldblu Summit 2016. Why would I chose a murmuration as the header image for this blog post? Read on and learn.
What creates stress at work?

What creates stress at work?

Read here what creates work-related stress - and how to deal with it.
Roboboss - hell or help?

Roboboss - hell or help?

So the robo-boss is coming. The name "robo-boss" alone sets the tone of a bad, controlling, surveying, 1984 George Orwell-esque manager.
How transparent should I be?

How Transparent Should I Be?

Transparency is perceived as fake without feedback, involvement, and dialogue. Here's a guide to transparency.
The thing about purpose

The thing about purpose

Understand the purpose of why your organization does what it does. Getting WHY we are doing the stuff we do has a remarkable impact on employee engagement.
What is the new role of the manager?

What is the new role of the manager?

Understand the new role of the manager. This article tells you about what the managers new role consists and how to handle these elements.
Eight things that replace performance review

Eight things that replace performance review

Performance reviews do not work, but what to do instead? Here are 8 elements of Performance Leadership, that replaces the annual reviews.
Dear Manager, performance reviews do not work

Dear Manager, performance reviews do not work

Performance reviews do not work. In best case it is useless, but in most cases it downright demotivates your employees.
An easy way to measure employee happiness

An easy way to measure employee happiness

Weekly ‘happiness measurements’ are actually quite easy to run, easy to manage and the reporting takes very little of both you and your employees time.
Why relations beat skills in teamwork

Why relations beat skills in teamwork

Teams build on relations do work faster, smarter, and delivers higher quality – and why? Because the team members understand each other more easily.
What is your organizations Kevin Bacon Number?

What is your organizations Kevin Bacon Number?

Kevin Bacon Number to discuss the networking strengths/weaknesses of your organization regarding formal and informal communication and resilience.
What I have learned about leadership from being in a band

What I have learned about leadership from being in a band

Being in a band has many similarities to being part of a team in an organisation - so here goes: What I've learned as a leader from being in a band.
neurochemistry for leaders

Neurochemistry for leaders

There are four elements of chemistry, that you need to know the effect of as leader.
when employees praise each other good stuff happens

When employees praise each other in public, good stuff happens!

During the last eight months we've encouraged employees to use the 'praise' function on Yammer to give a thumbs-up to colleagues who deserved it.
Motivation theory Daniel Pink

Motivation theory in real life - with Daniel Pink's "Drive" and Kolind/Bøtter's "UNBOSS"

This article describes how I use Daniel Pink's Drive and Kolind/Bøtter's UNBOSS in my work as a people manager