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Your #1 Leadership Lesson from Soccer!

All Right, All Right... 

All right, we admit it. We're bigger enthusiasts about soccer when our national team performs like they did this week. And a 5-minute video clip from Denmark's European Mastership 2020/21 match with Russia are a perfect to illustrate the challenge we raised last week: 

....  look for an additional layer of the game. A layer that can teach you a fundamental leadership skill...

What We Want You to Notice 

The way to contribute to the team results starts by noticing the…

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Learn a Fundamental of Leadership by Watching Soccer!

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European Championships Are Here!

During the coming month 24 national soccer teams will compete to become the 2020/21 European Soccer Champions. From the first kickoff on June 11 to the finals a month later there will be a total of 51 games. All will be broadcasted on national and commercial tv stations across Europe and across the world.

Fascinating – Even for The Bookworm

As someone who was always more into books than sports, soccer and the fascination with soccer ha…

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Lead by Contribution not Compliance 

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A Paradigm Shift has Happened

Since the beginning of days, leading people meant telling them where to go and what to do and making sure they complied. For the many, who were “far away” from the power, compliance was brought about by fear. For the few whose work meant administering a share of the power, compliance was brought about by agreement or manipulation. 

This “Compliance Paradigm” Doesn’t Work Anymore

Maybe it’s the fact that illiteracy has been largely ab…

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Get a Good Start in a New Leadership Position

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Prioritize to Meet with Your People

Starting in a new leadership position can be overwhelming. Everything and everybody fight for your attention, so what should you prioritize first? As a leader your success depends on the success of your team, so meeting with them and clarifying expectations must be your top priority.

Communicate What Your Employees Can Expect from You

Your employees will be wondering how you are going to support them in succeeding with their jobs. T…

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Gender Equality is a Non-Issue when Leadership Deliverables are the Main Criteria as Leaders Climb the Ranks

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With Leadership Deliverables gender equality becomes a non-issue

Plenty of research tells us that gender equal leadership teams make better decisions, which in turn leads to better financial performance. As a consequence, organisations all over the world have adopted gender equality policies.

Nonetheless women’s representation still diminishes as power increases. In fact recent research shows: 

  1. That women only occupy 20-25%[1] of the C-suite positions of this world…

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