UGL course

November 15 to 19 I attended a five day UGL (Understanding Group and Leader) course. It was a great course, I learned more about group dynamics and leadership plus got more self-insight. We were eight attending and during the week we went from strangers to a very well functioning group, learning along the way. Action... Continue Reading →

Inch by inch

I stumbled across Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech at YouTube today. I have seen it before, once used as part of a presentation, and find it really inspiring.

Geronimo Leadership Coaching

Marion Chapsal, who has been my speaker’s coach and mentor, has a great blog at Geronimo Leadership Coaching. The aim of this blog is to help you create your unique Leadership and Communication experience for 2010 and beyond! What could you do NOW to make 2010 the year you deliver outstanding presentations and develop your... Continue Reading →

Aspects of Leadership at Øredev 2009

Thursday November 5 was the second day of Øredev 2009. I followed the track Aspects of Leadership which had this desciption: Leadership is a fine balance between drive and the capability to efficiently and humanely manage people. The speakers invited to speak on this track have extensive experience of leadership in many different organizations and... Continue Reading →

The Tao of Coaching

The Tao of Coaching by Max Landsberg is an excellent book about coaching as a leader. The tagline on the book says Boost your effectiveness at work by inspiring and developing those around you which sums up coaching from the leaders perspective. The books is described like this: This book offers information on how to... Continue Reading →

The Seven Generations Perspective

Vattenfall has been awarded the Climate Greenwash Awards 2009, probably not an award they desired. Swedish energy company Vattenfall is a master of spin when it comes to climate change, portraying itself as a climate champion while lobbying to continue business as usual, using coal, nuclear power, and pseudo-solutions such as agrofuels and carbon capture... Continue Reading →

Benjamin Zander on music and passion

One of my favourite TED Talks is Benjamin Zander: Classical music with shining eyes. Do not let the title fool you, the talk is about music and passion but also brings up leadership. Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension,... Continue Reading →

The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations is written by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckström. It is a very interesting book that compare two different kind of organizations but also mentions a hybrid or combo version, best of both. Spiders are centralized, command and control, organizations. Historical examples are the Spanish... Continue Reading →

The Responsibility Poem

Condensed version There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody couldn’t do it. It ended up... Continue Reading →

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