Diversity programs failing?

In the July 2016 issue of the HBR the cover article stated that diversity programs fail. Explosive stuff for someone in my field. And my first reaction was a defensive one. Are you telling me that the work I do doesn’t seem to have any effect? Reading the article I realised once more there is … Continue reading

the value of diversity

With so many companies now also in Europe focusing more on more on diversity it’s good to get some updated figures that are less Anglo-Saxon based. It is great to read that McKinsey at the beginning of this year explained why diversity matters, and Deloitte writing that leaders needs to be inclusive in a report of May 2015. … Continue reading

saying sorry across cultures

Fernando Lanzer recently published on LinkedIn a blog I highly recommend if you want to understand the cultural aspects of apologies better. Like everything in life, culture has a strong influence on the meaning of saying you feel sorry, or asking for an apology. It might come as a surprise, to some, but an apology … Continue reading

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Our image of a great leader is outdated, says Roselinde Torres of management consultancy BCG (TED Talk: What it takes to be a great leader).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