5 Things Not to Do When Employee Survey Results Are Bad

5 Things Not to Do When Employee Survey Results Are Bad

  So you want to know how your people feel about working in your organization. Why not do a survey? But the results can be an unpleasant surprise. What to do when you get feedback you did not expect, when

Aligning Employees to Improve Productivity

Aligning Employees to Improve Productivity

In the same way as its service to end users, the success of a company largely depends on the relationship between employer and employees. If the bond is poor, the staff tend to exhibit low productivity levels because there is

Experience versus Efficiency: How to Handle Change.

Experience versus Efficiency: How to Handle Change.

This blog is about the need to balance efficiency and experience.   It’s always about finding balance. Not that the balance should be stable, but still. Leading an organisation means that we need to handle contradictions, paradoxes. There are many

Behaviour is the Cornerstone of Strategy Execution

Behaviour is the Cornerstone of Strategy Execution

  A story That night I decided to have a steak with French fries and salad. Add a delicious (expensive) glass of wine and the meal was complete. I ate my steak and left my salad for last. But when

Customers the Day After Tomorrow

Customers the Day After Tomorrow

The future of strategy is a strategy fully focussed on customers. In traditional strategic thinking there were three choices: either you focussed on being the product champion, the king of costs or the servant to a customer. Today customers want

Bad Leadership Comes With a Cost

Bad Leadership Comes With a Cost

The cost of bad leadership is tremendous. So Should we invest in leadership education or is it just hopeless? @dducheyne argues that we should change our view on leadership. Disappointment Recently, I did a keynote with Leaders in Mind in

Mindset: Becoming is more Important than Being

Mindset: Becoming is more Important than Being

In her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, Carol Dweck differentiates between having a fixed or growth mindset. Before I read the book, I assumed I had a growth mindset. However, as Friedrich Nietzshe stated in his book “Aphorisms

Ecosystem Thinking: why is it so difficult?

Ecosystem Thinking: why is it so difficult?

After Nike, Apple, Google, Amazon … Ever since Nike, Apple, Google and Amazon started integrating their products and services into their ecosystems, companies want to copy the model and build their own. But it’s harder than they think. The companies

Building the Next Organisation

Building the Next Organisation

This article is an end-of-the-year reflection about the future of organisations and the future labour market. I wish everyone who reads this the very best for 2018, a year that will be disruptive. By clicking on the pictures you can

Ignite the Inner Game Changer In Your Work (Interview)

Ignite the Inner Game Changer In Your Work (Interview)

Tonje lives in Vinterbro, near Drøbak in Norway with her man and her two daughters.She is the founder of Growthitude AS and has worked as an Executive and Industry Manager in companies like Microsoft and Google with clients from all