Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

Stories from helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working
A culture of Collaboration is Born at the Top

A lot of the organizations I’m helping adopt Agile are looking to increase collaboration across the organization. Business and IT people need to work closely together to shorten feedback loops and drive down the time-to-market of new productions and solutions. The world is just too complex to solve the problems organizations face in silos. Many...

Fatal Management

I must admit, I sometimes deliberately, and probably more often unknowingly, provoke my clients to help them think differently about leadership and how they can help their organizations adapt to the challenges of the 21st century. Recently, it was my turn to be provoked when I started reading the book Fatal Management (original Danish title:...

When building a high-performing Agile team, or any team for that matter, you need to look at people as more than “resources”. If they were just “resources”, their contribution would be merely additive. It therefore always saddens me when I hear managers talk about employees as “resources”. Even more depressing, is when the people making up...

In 2020, 50% of the global workforce will be millennials (people born approximately between 1982 and 2004). The millennial generation is one of the largest and best educated in history, and employees around the globe are therefore trying to understand how to attract the top millennial talents and make them stay. According to a survey of 4,364 graduates...