Dec 16 2016

LOTS® in Saudi Arabia

Lotscoach® Stephan Stahl presented the philosophy and common language of LOTS® at the recent Learning & Development Summit of Sabic in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The participants showed a great interest in the tool of LOTS® and asked many questions to learn more. Sabic is ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers and has operations in over 50 countries with a global workforce of over 40,000 people.

Stephan Stahl is now preparing for another three days in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, where he will work with a Sabic subsidiary company.

Pictured: Lotscoach® Stephan Stahl (left) and Saeed M. Al-Qahtani, MEA Learning & Development Leader at Sabic, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

Dec 16 2016

Development days in November 2016

The network of people certified as Lotscoach ® met again in November in Uppsala.

Participants express how much they appreciate these days, and how much they value the possibility to meet with people from other organizations, exchange experiences, and learn more on how LOTS ® can be applied. They also appreciate the format of smaller groups and the frequency.

One cornerstone of LOTS ® is to ask open questions, to extract all available information.

– The art of asking open questions is something we all need to practice over and over again to be able to master it. To young children this ability comes natural, but at some point, on their way to adulthood they forget how, says Hans Akerblom, who enjoys these meetings, where the participants take further steps in their own development, very much.

The next opportunity to attend the Development days in the network will be on March 7 and 8. These will take place in Uppsala and will be held in Swedish. Make sure you save the dates. An invitation for people certified in LOTS® will follow in January.

Dec 15 2016

Starting them young

The Boy Scout troop of Three Bridges, New Jersey spent an evening working with LOTS® and Leadership.

They discussed:

– What is leadership?

– What is good leadership?

– What is poor leadership?  

The troop then identified times in their life where they could take leadership roles. Adult Scout leaders also participated and offered mature guidance and some of their insights.

Nov 30 2016

Betydelsefull utveckling för Econova med LOTS®

– Tänk vad fem dagar tillsammans kan göra för perspektivet. Detta kommer att betyda mycket för vårt företag, vårt team och för oss som individer, säger VD på Econova Johan Rydberg.
Ledningsgruppen har reflekterat med hjälp av Hans Åkerblom, som både utmanat och inspirerat dem, vilket har resulterat i att de fått en samsyn, en ökad tydlighet samt många nya idéer. De känner att de har ökat sin kompetens och känslan av samhörighet och ser fram emot att fortsätta på sin resa.

Sep 30 2016

For our Scandinavian speaking coaches: Nu är det dags för Utvecklingsdagar i LOTS® igen

Den 25 och 29 november träffas vi som certifieratsi LOTS® igen. Du är välkommen att delta en eller båda dagarna, och vi träffas i Uppsala.

Vi utvecklar våra kunskaper och färdigheter som certifierade i LOTS®/Lotscoach®. Vi lär av varandra, och lär känna andra från nätverket som är aktiva med LOTS®. Nya reflektionsverktyg/mallar kommer att introduceras och som deltagare har du möjlighet att påverka innehållet. Hans Åkerblom håller i programmet.

För er som betalar årsavgift ingår Utvecklingsdagarna, och för övriga är kostnaden Kr. 2.900 för båda dagarna och för deltagande endast en dag Kr. 1.900, exkl. moms.

Anmälan görs till senast den 31 oktober.

Om du har en kollega som inte har nåtts av inbjudan är du välkommen att vidarebefordra detta meddelande. Förutsättningen är att kollegan är certifierad i LOTS®.

Sep 28 2016

HERC Rentals plan ahead with LOTS®

HERC Rentals has recently separated from Hertz Rent a Car as an independent public company on the New York Stock Exchange.

The expanded senior leadership team gathered to update their reflections and decisions based on their new situation. The two day updating session is part of CEO Larry Silber's leadership to keep their planning and view of their situation up to date.

Sep 23 2016

Development days in Uppsala

The network of people certified as Lotscoach® met on September 19 and 21 in Uppsala to exchange experiences, learn more on the new version of LOTS® and have some practical training. Some attended both days and some attended one day.

After the checking-in they all shared their expectations. Here are some of them:
– To fine tune our skills in facilitation and our role as Lotscoach®
– How to create curiosity
– Meeting with people who are also certified in LOTS® and getting to know them
– Having some tips on how to deal with difficulties and more that are challenging in our role as Lotscoach®
– Learning what is new in LOTS®
– How to work with the new version of LOTS® in regards to time spent on each step
– Listen to others and their experiences
– More about the Five Aspects model
– Get inspiration and develop further in my role as leader
– Getting new thoughts and ideas
– Deepened understanding
– Repetition of the process
– Exciting and conscious discussions that increases the interest for more

Many expectations were met and also exceeded. With a quick “popcorn” the positive things about the days came up:
– Exchange of experiences
– Openness in the group
– Repetition in the art of facilitation
– New perspectives and new insights
– Getting thoughts on how to make hard things easy
– Refreshing the process
– Inspiration from the Five Aspects model
– New angles/perspectives – the Overview effect
- Relaxed environment and atmosphere
- Free from “Egos”
- Good feelings when we reflect
- The new version of LOTS® is really good
- Maritza taking good care of us

The next opportunities for Development days in the network will be on November 25 and 29, and on January 25 and 26, 2017. These will take place in Uppsala and will be held in Swedish. On April 25 and 26, 2017 there will be two Development days held in English.


Sep 20 2016

Strengthening coaching resources

Huge Fastigheter AB has decided to further strengthen its coaching resources with LOTS® and therefore Simon Aras and Rolf Trelje attended a certification program in LOTS® in September and can now call themselves facilitators in LOTS® and Lotscoach®.

The Lotscoach® from Scandinavian Leadership was Carl Filip Bergendal.

Sep 6 2016

A common language for the international company

Eleven young participants of the new generation of leaders took part in a five-day certification program in LOTS®, aiming at becoming certified as Lotscoach®. The ambition level was high and the group was challenged every day. After the five intensive days they were glad to receive their diplomas.

As a certified Lotscoach® they will facilitate business planning and other issues throughout the international organization, and they are very much looking forward to their first assignment. The team will meet again for two days in November to fine-tune their coaching skills.

The program was led by the senior Lotscoach® Hans Akerblom.

Jun 27 2016

Five Aspects

The Five Aspects Model is a language to help us to come closer to understanding why it sometimes is so difficult and sometimes so easy to think and act Outside-in and Inside-out in a sustainable way.

Here is a live presentation of the model recorded on our symposium held in Berlin. Hans Akerblom, creator of LOTS® and the model of the Five Aspects, is presenting.