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In leading energy transitions sticking to a low-CARBon diet is about our energy appetite not only our technology choices

In leading energy transitions sticking to a low-CARBon diet is about our energy appetite not only our technology choices

Last month, 16-year old Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, made headlines again with her speech at the Climate Action Summit in New York. At a young age, Greta is demonstrating impressive leadership in holding world leaders responsible for the lack of sufficient action to combat climate change. She felt that they left her and…

Digitalization gone too far: my struggle with digital marketing agencies and coaches of coaches!

Digitalization gone too far: my struggle with digital marketing agencies and coaches of coaches!

Since I launched my startup last year, my social media and email have been seeing much more activity from digital marketing agencies and coaches of coaches than clients or friends. Most of these businesses are startups themselves who are in the business of serving other startups. And pretty much all of them are using digital technology to…

Five Mindset Shifts to Unlock Professional Growth for Women

Five Mindset Shifts to Unlock Professional Growth for Women

As the 2019 Women’s History Month comes to an end, there is probably no better time for female professionals to take control of their growth and promise themselves a breakthrough year. While the role of employers can not be overemphasized, taking control of our lives and careers is definitely much more powerful. But taking control…

Digital Transformations: four strategies that actually work!

Digital Transformations: four strategies that actually work!

In my previous post, I discussed some typical leadership pitfalls that derail digital transformations. I got some good feedback that it resonated with many who’d been involved in or leading such transformations. There seems to be some good consensus around the danger of neglecting the cultural and commercial implications of digital transformations and treating them like…

Digital transformations: four leadership pitfalls that derail them!

Digital transformations: four leadership pitfalls that derail them!

Developing and implementing effective digital transformation strategies is becoming more and more imperative not only for growth but also for survival in many industries. If your organization does not become capable of fully leveraging the opportunities offered by new data technologies in innovative ways, your competitors will. Also, new competitors will emerge with the ability…

Leadership: the ignored career choice!

Leadership: the ignored career choice!

There is clearly no shortage of literature, training programs, degrees, and other efforts specializing in leadership development. There is also no shortage of professionals offering to develop and coach leaders, including yours truly. However, professionals typically go through these development experiences after they are appointed to leadership roles. Leaders are, hence, chosen but to what extent does…

How scarcity mindsets scare businesses into contraction

How scarcity mindsets scare businesses into contraction

I have struggled for some time with whether every leader had to be visionary- which is defined by the dictionary as “thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom.” Expecting the visionary leader to have imagination and wisdom implies that the their envisioned future state is a pleasant one. Ideally, visionaries are able…