Have we entered a Paradigm Shift evan before the Pandemic and if so what does it mean for your business?

Uncategorized Nov 01, 2021

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies working to promote a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

On August 19, 2019, 181 CEOs of America’s largest corporations overturned a 22-year-old policy statement that defined a corporation’s principal purpose as maximizing shareholder return.

In its place, the CEOs of Business Roundtable adopted a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation declaring that companies should serve not only their shareholders, but also deliver value to their customers, invest in employees, deal fairly with suppliers and support the communities in which they operate.

Since 1978, Business Roundtable has periodically issued Principles of Corporate Governance. Each version of the document issued since 1997 has endorsed principles of shareholder primacy – that corporations exist principally to serve shareholders but not any more....

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Are you at River Rubicon?

 

What does it mean crossing River Rubicon: Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon river on January 10, 49 BC precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator and the rise of the imperial era of Rome. ... Today, the phrase "crossing the Rubicon" is a metaphor that means to pass a point of no return.

“Crossing River Rubicon” has become a metaphor for making monumental decision to enter an entirely new territory fraught with danger, mystery, risk and opportunity.

We now one thing for sure and whatever strategy you had before the Pandemic it is no more valid. PERIOD. 

What ever took you here will not get you there.

You must step-up to a higher standard.

In some situation, just one of these factors could place you at the Rubicon. If you ticked more than three boxes, you are almost certainly on the riverbank.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There! 

You cannot achieve your growth goals through a linear extension of business-as-usual....

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The 10 secrets to a Life Changing Vibrant Vision

The 10 secrets to Life Changing Vibrant Vision have been developed with the objective to enable people to find a way to become a better version of themselves and to live a fully charged life. An other objective is that I personally think there are far too few Life Changing Vibrant Vision out there so this is also my contribution to make the world a better more vibrant place, for all people.

The Covid-19 crisis has unexpectedly thrown most people into a new situation and many are now “forced” to work from home (WFH). WFH has two sides, like a coin. One side is the freedom, creativity and higher productivity and the other side is missing the office and camaraderie.

In this new reality many people are lacking a vibrant life changing vision. The world demand more bold leaders and I hope the text will contribute to that mission.

What is a vision?

Figure 1: Vision enables you to break out from your comfort zone

The ability to imagine the ideal or VISION we need to consider...

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Why the profit-margin is eroded?

Uncategorized Dec 11, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has unexpectedly thrown most organisations into a new situation and many are now “forced” to downsize. Resilience has become the new mantra for business owners and leaders around the globe. 

Long before the pandemic we saw that profit margin for some companies started to erode. Today that is valid for most companies.

Figure 1: All business are faced with a challenge and there is an erosion of profit margin.

Mega-trends that are changing the business landscape can be summarised in these three drivers:

 

  • Technology - all major changes has been driven out from a technology push. Today we see digitalisation as a major driver for change.

  • Globalisation - connectivity between countries, cities and people has never been larger than it is today. Globalisation 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc it will just continue as we humans must explore new horizons.

  • Shock(s) - the magnitude of different types of shocks are escalating from just a flu to pandemic of...
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Why human-centric leadership is needed?

This blog start with a short story that reflects the current global leadership style:

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and AnybodyThere 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 realised that Everybody would not do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done…!"

The Covid-19 crisis has unexpectedly thrown most people into a new situation and many are now “forced” to work from home (WFH). WFM has two sides, like a coin. One side is the freedom, creativity and higher productivity and the other side is missing the office and camaraderie.

Long before the pandemic we saw the following needs that leaders and co-workers were struggling with:

  • Stress, anxiety, and...
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What is the cost of preventing creativity?

When I browsed through my archive I came across a book - The Creative Process and a text written by the famous Swedish industrialist Dr. Curt Nicolin.

We can read from Wikipedia:

"Nicolin was in the 1960s a board member of ASEA, SAS, Swedish Intercontinental Airlines (SILA), Incentive AB, AB C E Johansson, Swedish Employers Association and the Swedish Mechanical Association (Sveriges Mekanförbund).

In 1976,
Marcus Wallenberg Jr. retired from the position of chairman of ASEA and the post was transferred to Nicolin. Nicolin was also chairman of the board of the Swedish Employers Association from 1976 to 1984.

At ASEA together with the new CEO since 1980,
Percy Barnevik, Nicolin participated in the preparations for the big merger with the Swiss Brown, Boveri & Cie. Nicolin was its chairman until the merger in 1991, the same year he became honorary chairman. After ASEA's merger with Brown, Boveri & Cie, Nicolin was chairman of the board of ABB Asea Brown Boveri from...

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SWOT - the mots used and mis-used strategic tool

When I did a google search on SWOT i received 37,400,000 results in 0.49 seconds so I thought it’s a topic that interests people on internet. 

Today, many CEOs are struggling with adapting to this new reality that has been forced upon us:

Figure 1: Where should I go?

Today it is not only the CEO that needs to understand strategic management but the whole leadership in an organisation.

Figure 2: Where should I take my team?

In our earlier blog we wrote about the importance the organisations re-think before they re-start. The famous management consulting organisation Toffler & Associates call the time we are in for the BIG WAIT. It can go on for 6 - 30 months independent of vaccine or not. 

From the Google search SWOT is being used across the world. We have seen so many SWOT-analysis that are so poor executed that it becomes dangerous to draw conclusions.

 

What is SWOT?

SWOT is the abbreviation of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It’s...

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Coaching in the New Reality

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has unexpectedly thrown most people into new situation and many are now forced” to work from home (WFH). WFM has two sides, like a coin. One side is the freedom, creativity and higher productivity and the other side is missing the office and camaraderie.

Organisations and coworkers can use a coaching approach to find out what needs to be transformed so that the new can be conquered. This blog outlines how this can be approached.

Coaching is a booming industry, and online coaching in particular is an excellent way to seek out hidden potentials, so that you can advance with abundance in this New Reality.

Good coaching is about your whole life and not just one slice of what is defining your lifestyle. The picture below will help readers to recognise what type of life they are currently living:

Figure 1: Different options

With or without a pandemic, the main thing is to ask yourself: What is the outcome of my chosen lifestyle? Am I happy, or do I need...

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The New Reality - working independent of time and space

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2020

 

Background

Today there is a lot of talks about when we can expect when we go back to “normal”. For me it means nothing because the life it selves and moving forward has nothing to do with what has been in the past, so waiting for things to become “normal” is quite useless.

We need to adapt to a new reality with or without the Covd-19, with or without a vaccine and with or without … It’s more interesting to design your life and what outcome you can expect of your new lifestyle.

This paper is trying to outline som ideas around the new reality that we are facing. It’s not just the pandemic our way of living have created a lot of problems and it’s time to face the consequences.

The picture below describes our different options and how we can find a way to advance with abundance.

Figure 1: Different options

The main question to ask with our without a pandemic is to ask your self what is the outcome of my chosen lifestyle. Am I...

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It is time to RE-THINK and RE-START

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2020

RE-THINK and RE-START

The Pandemic is not only bringing a lot of negative consequences to organisations, teams and people but also about how organisations are governed and led.

We need now to restart and rethink the way we work, especially for CEOs. 

Now when working-from-home will be the new norm its changing many roles in the organisations. One role that will have to change the most is the CEO. Now and in the future a CEO needs to learn how to listen to the organisation and not so much “see” what is going on and judge how co-workers perform at the office. This new situation is demanding completely new ways to lead organisations.

Figure 1: New ways to lead…

This is a unique opportunity to find new and creative innovative solutions. It’s time to change. It is time to restart and rethink. 

 

The following questions needs to be answered:

  • How is the business landscape defined, today and say +5 years from today?
  • What are the strategic needs,...
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