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Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

Stories from helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working

Yesterday, my colleague, Kristian Haugaard (@haugaards), asked on our Ugilic Google hangout; Which book should a mid-level manager new to Agile read during the christmas holidays? My instinctive answer was Scrum for Managers: Management Secrets to Building Agile & Results-Driven Organizations by Rini van Solingen (@solingen) and Rob van Lanen (@robvanlanen). The book is a ‘how to...

The title of this post is an old Japanese proverb. Today we often call this leadership style servant-leadership and in my opinion, it still reflects the essence of great leadership. Leadership is not to be confused with management and not every Manager can become a leader, but every leader must possess good management knowledge and...

In a recent study done by the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment among 14,940 Danish employees including 712 in Management positions, they found that Managers are considerable happier with their work than employees without management responsibilities. The study concludes that 83% of the managers feel they get a large degree of joy...

Reading Johanna Rothman’s post titled ”Management Myth #9: We Have No Time for Training” on Stickyminds.com it made me think about my own approach to competence development, both as a Manager and as an independent consultant. Many companies, especially those under pressure due to the current economy or self-inflicted trouble, might feel tempted to cut...