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Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

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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...

For many people, including me, it was a big deal turning 40. Entering the second half of my life made me stop and think about what motivates me. Boiled down I think my professional motivation can be summed up as a combination of three factors – challenges, inspiration and freedom. I think the same factors...

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...