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What it takes to be a great leader: A recommended reading list

What it takes to be a great leader: A recommended reading list

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Our image of a great leader is outdated, says Roselinde Torres of management consultancy BCG (TED Talk: What it takes to be a great leader). That all-knowing superhero who both lords over and protects his followers is neither realistic nor effective in today’s business, she says. To prepare for…

Trust, the base of everything

No matter if I am working with doctors, global project managers, scrum masters, the women immigrated to Sweden from the Middle East or Africa, accountants, it doesn’t matter most of the time their issues deal with trust. In the past as a leader for a global organization I believed trust was something I build up … Continue reading

Key Strategic Leadership Challenges

In EY Performance Journal of November 2013 an article is published on key strategic leadership challenges in high-growth markets. It concludes that only those executives who understand the challenges in what used to be called emerging markets will be able to design effective strategic leadership approaches there. One of the issues addressed is that many Western companies experience severe leadership problems … Continue reading

Leaders who make the mix work

Harvard Business Review published an interesting article this month on companies who invest in diversity. Some good quotes from the article: People with different lifestyles and different backgrounds challenge each other more. Diversity creates dissent, and you need that. Without it, you’re not going to get any deep inquiry or breakthroughs. A diverse workforce also … Continue reading

Good questions to facilitate change

Gijs van Wulfen writes on LinkedIn There are no old roads to new directions. You should be looking for disruptive ways to really innovate your company. He also gives seven provoking questions to get closer to real change. Excellent questions to use as a facilitator to move your group forward! What would we do if … Continue reading