28 Feb 2022

Grooa News - Feb 2022 - The joys and hurdles of Inclusion
It's been a sad, sad week. Today is the last day of February and tomorrow is Mardi Gras, but there has not been much to celebrate these last days of Carnival.  Not only was there little activity in the countries where in pre-Covid Carnival there used to be parties and parades; in these days, who does really want to celebrate, when the world is stunned by the actions of a madman playin...

01 Feb 2022

Grooa Award
Grooa Awarded Top Leadership Development Company in Europe, 2021 Grooa AS has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Top Leadership Development Award by Manage HR Magazine. Every Year, Manage HR scouts the market to identify and highlight the emerging consultancies that stand at the forefront of tackling customer challenges. Not only was Grooa AS identified as one of the top 10 Leadership De...

12 Jan 2022

For the last 15 minutes I have been sitting in front of the screen, pondering whether I wanted to start this letter with the traditional "Happy New Year" message or not. Initially I was not going to do it, it felt a bit like a perfunctory act, while I want my newsletters to be sincere and personal. But I finally decided that I really wanted to extend a warm virtual hug and share a messag...

16 Dec 2021

Here we are, all frenetically struggling to finish the year, completing yearly reviews, trying to plan ahead in spite of Omicron, ordering and packing presents, juggling commitments to friends and family and trying to stay reasonably calm. So I will keep my news quick and simple and I will add links if you wish to read more during the holidays. Note that I also have a gift for you ...

03 Dec 2021

It has been a while. My earlier intention to keep up with a monthly newsletter has lately faded. The last months have been a constant frenzy and I had to sacrifice our regular catch up. But here I am again, having skipped August and September, with a late Fall bi-monthly. Much is changing, much is happening and we keep learning, which is great, albeit at time a bit exhausting. Espe...

26 Jul 2021

Newsletter July 2021
I had a rather nasty flu lately, lasting almost a week, and it got me to reflect about resilience. I started to think that perhaps, after staying put and being cautious throughout most of the pandemic, our built-in immunity against the common cold might have weakened. We may no longer be as physically resilient as we were a couple of years ago. Then I asked myself: how about emotio...

22 Jul 2021

The #1 post-Covid Challenge for Professional Women Article
The pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the poorest and most fragile parts of the global population, but it is also a personal tragedy for many and a major disruption for everybody, even those in the most privileged situations. How disruptions specifically affect the working population varies in different sectors and professions, but it always creates stress and fatigue...

23 Jun 2021

Grooa Newsletter: seeds of thoughts - June 2021
I start to feel that there might finally and truly be some reliable and stable light at the end of the Covid tunnel. Do you? I know that we are not entirely "there" yet; and I also know that we have been through several ups and downs of hopes and disappointments, so that it is hard to imagine a future free of the contagion threat; hard, but not impossible. In fact, many start to take co...

25 May 2021

Grooa Newsletter: Leadership Trends - seeds for thoughts- may 2021
Have you ever wondered how you can create a climate of trust around you? Most people do. Especially in moments of change, for example when moving to a new job or joining a new team. And especially now with virtual and decentralised work. ESTABLISHING TRUST WHEN STARTING IN A NEW JOB I have recently been supporting the transition of some senior executives to C-suite level, in some cas...

13 May 2021

Grooa: Working Outdoors image
How it benefits companies and employees We've all seen the studies that getting outdoors is a boost for our mental and physical health; microbes in the soil improve our moods as we garden, ocean spray increases our energy levels, time in the forest lowers blood pressure. What is it about being in nature that affects our well-being? Why do we feel calmer, more clearheaded, and rejuvenat...