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Hans Akerblom

Creator of LOTS®, Founder of Scandinavian Leadership, Hans Akerblom has held CEO and board member positions in several companies bringing innovations to the market internationally.


Hans Akerblom’s interest in leadership was established early in his career. After his studies at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, he was appointed to develop and lead Pharmacia Ophthalmics, a company whose products and approach helped revolutionize eye surgery in the world. People with cataracts got their vision back in surgery made safer and easier with Healon® and with the help of an intraocular lens. The success of the business was also due to the use of the business development process and tool called LOTS®, which was used to plan, implement and follow-up the business.


With many years of experiences and insights he gained as facilitator with various management teams and organizations, he realized that the quality of the decisions taken by management teams, to a great extent, depended on the consciousness level of every member of the team. The balance between thinking and acting Outside-in and Inside-out is a constant challenge for us as human beings and as leaders and co-workers in an organization. By being conscious about how we, ourselves, function it becomes easier to make the right decisions. LOTS® is today a successful tool for leader, team and business or organization development in many types of companies and organizations.


Hans Akerblom created LOTS® in the early seventies and has, over the years, continued to develop the process and tool. With its holistic view and structure, LOTS® guides reflections towards increased focus and success. Today we are working with the 18th refinement of LOTS®.


Hans Akerblom continues to lecture at universities and other forums, facilitate with management teams and work with leaders in their development.