Wow. 2016 has come to an end, even though it feels like it was summer just a few weeks ago. It is that time of the year again when most of us make new year’s resolutions about becoming better persons, creating new habits and setting new personal goals. But I can’t help looking back at the past year and wonder where all time disappeared. What new year’s resolution’s did I decide on last time? Did I really do all those things I promised my self? Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I took some time off from work and flew down to Greece for holiday. For me, this means catching up time on a lot of readings. It also gave me time for reflection, something that is valuable to my work as a researcher. I always come home from holidays with a new, fresh mind and, best of all – new angles on innovation from all kinds of fields.
Feedback is a powerful tool to help a team perform better and to continuously improve ways of working and learning. Research show that companies where feedback is used efficiently has higher productivity and better results than companies that don’t. But as we all know, feedback can be quite tricky and it’s more difficult than we think to give and receive feedback. Continue reading
A while ago I went to a lecture with Simon Elvnäs, a Swedish KTH researcher in leadership behavior, who shared some really interesting findings from his study that made me question a lot of things that I thought I knew about leadership. Continue reading
At this time of the summer I always get so amazed by the power in my garden when lemons, tomatoes and cucumbers are ready for harvest. The basil, thyme and rosemary have been ready since long. I have tried to create different climate zones in my garden so that I can have all my favorite plants in one garden. But what is it that makes this work? What is the perfect climate for plants to flourish?
If you Google performance measurements, you’ll get more than 21 million hits. Hence, there is a huge amount of interest in performance measurements. As a researcher who has spent the last ten years of my life diving deep into these matters, I often get the question from people I meet – “what is the best measurement”?
Some leaders just have it naturally. Some gain the ability through practice and experience. Others will never have it and are not even interested. I’m talking about the most important leader skill of this decade and its complexity. Continue reading
Yesterday I flew down to Porto and the ISPIM conference to meet up with fellow researchers and industry colleagues from all over the world, to talk about our greatest passion –Innovation. All day I’ve had the opportunity to listen to the latest scientific findings and good practice within the field. Continue reading
As a swede, I’m used to the long, cold and dark winters. During winter, we spend a lot of time indoors, longing for warmer weather. And every year, when you almost have forgotten how it feels when the heat of the sun warms your face, the spring finally arrives. The flowers and trees start to bloom and the streets are crowded with people again. And every year I have to stop for a while in the street just to embrace the breathtaking beauty of the Swedish spring. But then suddenly, it hits me… Continue reading
The ever-increasing pace of change today places new demands on leaders to manage successful teams and organizations. The success of tomorrow does not lie in forcing individuals to work more efficient in a predetermined workflow, but to find ways for teams to work together to solve complex challenges. To be able to understand and support this transformation, we need to change the way we think and act around measurements.