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Additional Resources cannot make it up for lack of Competencies

More hands ≠ More brain power In this continuous balancing between WHAT you aim to achieve and on the other side enabling the team to make it happen, you often end up in the discussion ... Read more ...

At the roots of execution

Execution is what turns strategies into results. And it is a very central part in what McKinsey defines as ‘Organization’s health’ *1: It’s the organization’s ability to align around a common vision, execute against that ... Read more ...

Basic principles

Basic Principles of Leadership A set of fundamental principles and their implications on leadership. While this may look like fancy one-liner quotes, the implication and value behind each is explained here. Listen as Podcast: Apple ... Read more ...

Does your Leadership Footprint vanish with the next wave?

The most important quarter in the history Most people strive hard to deliver every day. Strive hard to deliver on the targets and results, that are expected from them. This often implies running to meet ... Read more ...

Excellence in the HOW drives performance towards leading edge

Continue refining what already works Starting again from the point that leadership is fundamentally about the balance between WHAT you aim to achieve and on the other side HOW to make that happen and orchestrating ... Read more ...

Finding time to drive development and improvement

...and why time is available You have a feeling of spending far too much time running the daily business and feel a lack of time to drive development and improvement initiatives? This common frustration is ... Read more ...

Going behind successes and failures of projects

Going behind successes and failures of projects Did you ever finish a project with arms high, celebration, and nice words from your boss? I guess you did, and these are often what we remember. Yet, ... Read more ...

Great things are not done by impulse but by series of small things brought together

Your impact grows as you manage to make things build on top of each other. And it takes time, whether you like it or not. Compounding is a fantastic word. It is the process of ... Read more ...

Helping people grow is one of the most rewarding accomplishments

What makes me happy One of the things that I find most rewarding when it comes to leadership is when you can see that you have had a positive impact in terms of helping people ... Read more ...

If you do not know WHAT you aim to achieve you can never convince a team to join you on the journey

Clarity in direction and objectives is a strong motivational factor As a race, as a species, people like to belong somewhere, they like to be part of something. And that is actually a very fortunate ... Read more ...

Leaders don’t make results. They ENABLE their teams

Let's begin with eliminating a widespread misunderstanding: Great leaders make great results... The reality is: Leaders don’t make results. At least not themselves, physically. Leaders are leaders, because they lead. What real leaders do is ... Read more ...

Leadership is individual and very personal

Leadership only comes from one place: Inside yourself If I should put some words on what leadership actually is, then I would say it is a setting for people to have interactions. It is a ... Read more ...

Leadership is the continuous act of balancing WHAT with HOW

Results = Direction  x  Action I want to talk about this misconception that leadership is very much about the visions and the direction going forward, which sometimes seems to take a bit too much focus ... Read more ...

Leadership is there to impact results

Motivation is a natural consequence of leadership when done right, and that leaves leadership with one purpose: To make results. Morten: One element to get clear when it comes to leadership is that leadership is actually there for one purpose. Leadership is ...

Leadership skills evolve on the basis of understanding the fundamentals

If you want to learn math, begin with 1+1=2 You sometimes hear or read people saying that some people are born to be leaders, and others don’t have the skills or capabilities to become leaders. ... Read more ...

Leadership theory has no value, it’s how you practice that counts

Leadership is learned through practicing There are so many different schools, models, and theories that you can learn when it comes to leadership. Many of them are built on psychology, research, insights, and teaches models ... Read more ...

Mistakes will undoubtedly happen

Failure = learning opportunity The is one specific area of leadership culture that I believe has a massive impact on the organization’s ability to develop and to make results. And that is the question about ... Read more ...

Stop spending +90% of your time on daily business

I often meet managers and leaders claiming that they spend far too much time running the daily business and feel they should spend more time on development and improvement initiatives. This common frustration is partly ... Read more ...

The DNA of leading Daily Business

You may wonder why it's worth looking into the DNA of leading the Daily Business, when my main focus is leading development, change, and improvements. It's all about having a base for comparison. By understanding ... Read more ...

The purpose of leadership in 2 sentences

Why being a leader vs. why we need Leadership? I often hear the same story from leaders: When promoted into their first leadership position, several big questions arise, and a famous one is: What is ... Read more ...

Tomorrow’s results depend on your leadership today

Leadership impact has a delay - it's worth the waiting There is a self-contradicting element in leadership, and that is when it comes to patience. The reality is that leaders are not the people who ... Read more ...

True leaders take the blame; the team always gets the fame

Put your team first when it comes to fame Leadership is anything but an ego game. So when it comes to blame and fame and the distribution of that between leader and team, the first ... Read more ...

What Footprint do you leave as a Leader?

You always leave a footprint Wherever you walk, you will always leave a footprint. Some sort of mark that indicates you were here. Leaders also leave footprints – consciously or unconsciously - and these footprints have ... Read more ...

Why daily business is a bad comfort zone

...and how leaders become leaders in the first place For majority of leaders, the path from being team member to become first-time manager or leader has several commonalities which help explain why the daily business ... Read more ...

Your leadership leaves a footprint of either short-term or longer term impact

Failure = learning opportunity There are two different approaches when it comes to the way leaders are working with their teams to achieve results. This is all down to the footprint that the leaders leave ... Read more ...