07 Jan 2014

Conflict Management tops the list of what CEOs wish to become better at, according to a recent Stanford University survey. All the skills that top the priority list are “active skills”, where success and failure can be easily measured. The behavioral attitudes that support these skills are however not equally obvious to explore and develop. This is where a professional executive coach ca...

26 Sep 2013

When we hear the word “conflict”, we often think of “fight”, i.e. something bad and unproductive. So we find the idea of creating positive change from conflicts to be a totally foolish or even a preposterous one. But is it? The word conflict maybe often used as a synonym of war in breaking news, but it´s also equally often used to describe disagreements or challenging differences of opi...

07 Mar 2013

The type of leadership that brings sustainable business success, the one that Jim Collins calls Level 5 Leadership, can be described by the mirror/window metaphor. When successful, the Level 5 leaders look out of the window and credit everyone else; when faced with criticism or failure, they look in the mirror and take responsibility. The opposite behavior is unfortunately more freque...