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Econova meets LOTS®

Only 42 years young, Johan Rydberg has already managed to gain 15 years of experience as a leader. Since the start of his career his view of leadership has changed dramatically. At the end of 2016 he got in touch with Hans Akerblom and the tool of LOTS®, which broadened his horizon even further.

 

How do I make life meaningful – Jesper Ek on the future of leadership
There will only be two types of jobs in the future, meaningful jobs and meaningless jobs, according to Jesper Ek, Head of Sub region Nordics, Roche Diabetes Care.

It’s not about making people come to work and do work. We have robots to do that, he says. Therefore it is important for anyone who wants to make a contribution to think about how to make life meaningful. See the full interview here:

The importance of living here and now
Joseph Thampan started his career in a hotel kitchen and is now the General Manager of Manufacture and Trading at AL ADRAK LLC in Oman.

In the video clip below we hear Joseph Thampan talk about how well the philosophy and tool of LOTS® works in the Middle East and India. He also emphasizes the importance of high level of participation and the importance of living here and now.

Joseph Thampan shares a good example of how LOTS® as a business tool and unifying language really works and tells us about how this one experience with LOTS® really convinced him:

 

Jesper finds his strength with LOTS®
Lotscoach® Jesper Ek was the key note speaker for the opening of the
Stockholm Digital Health Days and talked about Roche DC and Patient Empowerment.

Jesper Ek shows a valuable example of how LOTS® can be put into practice and tells us that he especially looked at the vision of the company in order to find strength. See an inspiring example of how you can talk about the vision in order to show a company in which direction it should move before there are set solutions:

The challenge of bringing good news
The big challenge for leaders is bringing good news, Birgitta Wikmark Carlsson, Director General at the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden, says. And bringing good news means to bring out curiosity, creativity and energy of your team and to contribute to the common vision.


– Nobody likes a leader who is a coward, Birgitta Wikmark Carlsson says provokingly, and by using LOTS® I get the confidence and security that I need in my leadership:

 

Reduced stress makes room for reflection

Michel Schutzbach, Vice President Europe, Scandic Hotels, talks about the challenges in leadership in the hospitality business and the importance of reflection. For Michel Schutzbach LOTS® is an attitude in everyday life.

The hospitality industry differentiates itself from many other businesses in the way that it is very conservative. You have to work your way up through the system. It is also very closed and leaders are seldom picked from the outside. The hotel school prepares its students for all sections and tactical details in everyday hotel life, from room service to HR, everything but leadership. In Switzerland, where Michel Schutzbach comes from, it is a natural step after school to join the army, “to get the stripes” and the necessary connections. In the army he learned to shout at people, he says.

At one of his first jobs at a hotel in London he met the leader he wanted to be. This person was directive, everyone was afraid of him and he had everything under control. He was in charge and knew the answer to everything. This was some time ago and things have changed since then. The turning point for Michel Schutzbach was when he was confronted with LOTS®. Michel Schutzbach emphasizes the importance of leadership by objective and not leadership by activities, the importance of reflection and asking open questions. Scandic is very much influenced by LOTS® and Scandinavian Leadership. Michel Schutzbach believes in a high degree of participation and he wants all his GMs to become certified as Lotscoach®:

It’s all about the why

In Berlin Jesper Ek, Head of Sub Region Nordic at Roche Diabetes Care, presented some invaluable insightsfrom his experience as a leader (and cyclist) and emphasized the importance of an Outside-in vision and Five Aspects as a common language. The bicycle on stage was there to represent the important parts of leadership as Jesper Ek sees them.

The frame of the bike is the values, with trust, respect and fairness. The handlebar is whom we must steer towards to get to our “why”. What you are doing, based on these things, can be seen as the wheels. The seat stands for the environment at work and being happy in work and not just at work. Last but not least the momentum of the bike stands for focus and makingsure you focus right.

It all starts with people and engagement, Jesper Ek, says. Not only is it important to make sure we have the right parts on the bike. It is also important to make sure your team is eager to move in the same direction. This was a challenge Jesper Ek took on when he took over at Roche and managed to turn a team facing large challenges into one of the most motivated teams making profits that exceeded any expectations:

 

Five Aspects

The intention of LOTS(R) is to facilitate our thinking and acting Outside-in and Inside-out in a sustainable way. Why is it sometimes so easy and other times so difficult to think and act Outside-in and Inside-out in a sustainable way? The model, Five Aspects, gives us a common language so we can talk about and try to understand why it is like this.

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HANS  

HANS Akerblom

hans@lots.se

+46 705 13 66 02


Creator of LOTS®, Founder of Scandinavian Leadership AB and Scandinavian Leadership Forum, 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. 

 

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. In this book you will find the 18th refinement of LOTS®. 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 continues to lecture at universities and other forums, facilitate with management teams and work with leaders in their development.

 

 


 

Creator of LOTS®, Founder of Scandinavian Leadership AB and Scandinavian Leadership Forum, 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. 

 

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. In this book you will find the 18th refinement of LOTS®. 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 continues to lecture at universities and other forums, facilitate with management teams and work with leaders in their development.

 

 


 

STEPHAN  

STEPHAN Stahl

stephan@lots.se

+46 729 15 56 60


- My passion lies in the development of human potential, says Stephan. During the course of my career I held various operational and commercial leadership roles within Hilton, Sheraton and at Scandic Hotels.


As General Manager, Vice President of Sales and Director of Learning & Development Stephan gained a lot of experience in leadership that he now would like to offer to others.


Stephan enjoys spending time in nature and value being with family members and friends. He is an American citizen of German heritage and today he lives in Scandinavia. He is fluent in English, German and Swedish and have carried out assignments, teaching and coaching in all three languages. 


- As a Lotscoach® I will have the opportunity to provide leaders out there with inspiration, structure and insights that will help them to develop themselves and what they are doing.

- My passion lies in the development of human potential, says Stephan. During the course of my career I held various operational and commercial leadership roles within Hilton, Sheraton and at Scandic Hotels.


As General Manager, Vice President of Sales and Director of Learning & Development Stephan gained a lot of experience in leadership that he now would like to offer to others.


Stephan enjoys spending time in nature and value being with family members and friends. He is an American citizen of German heritage and today he lives in Scandinavia. He is fluent in English, German and Swedish and have carried out assignments, teaching and coaching in all three languages. 


- As a Lotscoach® I will have the opportunity to provide leaders out there with inspiration, structure and insights that will help them to develop themselves and what they are doing.

PATRIK  

PATRIK Falk

patrik.falk@fenrir.se

+46 072 742 71 61


- Ever since I had the experience that being present and developing the leaders around me accomplished more 
in shorter time period then doing more I have focused solely on developing the people I work with.
 
As a leader with board level international experience, General Manager and Director Patrik has a long track record of working in diverse organizations, from small start-ups to companies on Forbes 2000 global list. In different areas as retail, production industry, airports, IT, utility and life science.
 
- As a Lotscoach® I work with leaders and management teams who want to develop themselves, their businesses and want to feel that they are meeting their commitments. I support the processes of individual, team and organizational development while also giving them structure so they can be appreciated and therefore successful.
 
Patrik enjoys downhill skiing with his family in his spare time. He is a native Swede.
- Ever since I had the experience that being present and developing the leaders around me accomplished more 
in shorter time period then doing more I have focused solely on developing the people I work with.
 
As a leader with board level international experience, General Manager and Director Patrik has a long track record of working in diverse organizations, from small start-ups to companies on Forbes 2000 global list. In different areas as retail, production industry, airports, IT, utility and life science.
 
- As a Lotscoach® I work with leaders and management teams who want to develop themselves, their businesses and want to feel that they are meeting their commitments. I support the processes of individual, team and organizational development while also giving them structure so they can be appreciated and therefore successful.
 
Patrik enjoys downhill skiing with his family in his spare time. He is a native Swede.
JOHN  

JOHN Dunnigan

john@lots.se

+1 908 788-9661


John Dunnigan has been involved with LOTS® both as a leader and as a Lotscoach®. Based in the United States, he has helped expand the use of LOTS® to a world wide market. Leaders have used his support as they have launched new companies, combined acquisitions, introduced new products, adjusted to deal with changing competition, built their leadership teams and reflected and took action on their own development. His experience as a leader using LOTS® has helped give him perspective on the challenges leaders face as the world around them changes. Over the years he has worked with international teams and seen the universality of LOTS® in all situations and cultures. Now, as a senior Lotscoach® he is looking forward to supporting more leaders and training others to become a Lotscoach® for the future.
John Dunnigan has been involved with LOTS® both as a leader and as a Lotscoach®. Based in the United States, he has helped expand the use of LOTS® to a world wide market. Leaders have used his support as they have launched new companies, combined acquisitions, introduced new products, adjusted to deal with changing competition, built their leadership teams and reflected and took action on their own development. His experience as a leader using LOTS® has helped give him perspective on the challenges leaders face as the world around them changes. Over the years he has worked with international teams and seen the universality of LOTS® in all situations and cultures. Now, as a senior Lotscoach® he is looking forward to supporting more leaders and training others to become a Lotscoach® for the future.
Kenneth  

Kenneth Hansen

kenneth@blaane.com

+47 908 56 014


Kenneth Hansen har jobbet som Lotscoach® siden 2006 og har sin bakgrunn som Art Director og Creative Director fra Bates, Leo Burnett, Virtual Garden og Binders. Mottatt Gullblyanten/Kreativt Forums Ærespris, som er reklamebransjens høyeste utmerkelse. Også mottatt alle valører og har selv sittet i ulike juryer i bl.a. Eurobest, The Art Directors Club of New York, Cannes Lion, Gullblyanten, m.fl. Driver i dag sitt eget selskap BLAANE Guiding Great Brands AS (kreativ og innovativ industriell tenkning med fokus på konseptutvikling og merkevarebygging). Erfaring fra flere styreverv og eierskap innen norsk industri, internasjonal handel, telekom og reiseliv. Er spesielt opptatt av LOTS® som verktøy for å skape engasjement, deltakelse og forståelse for selskaper, team og individ.

”Er brennende engasjert – ja, faktisk helt på kanten noen ganger, utfordrende, skapende og åpen!” Cathrine Juell/Cathrine Juell AS

Kenneth Hansen har jobbet som Lotscoach® siden 2006 og har sin bakgrunn som Art Director og Creative Director fra Bates, Leo Burnett, Virtual Garden og Binders. Mottatt Gullblyanten/Kreativt Forums Ærespris, som er reklamebransjens høyeste utmerkelse. Også mottatt alle valører og har selv sittet i ulike juryer i bl.a. Eurobest, The Art Directors Club of New York, Cannes Lion, Gullblyanten, m.fl. Driver i dag sitt eget selskap BLAANE Guiding Great Brands AS (kreativ og innovativ industriell tenkning med fokus på konseptutvikling og merkevarebygging). Erfaring fra flere styreverv og eierskap innen norsk industri, internasjonal handel, telekom og reiseliv. Er spesielt opptatt av LOTS® som verktøy for å skape engasjement, deltakelse og forståelse for selskaper, team og individ.

”Er brennende engasjert – ja, faktisk helt på kanten noen ganger, utfordrende, skapende og åpen!” Cathrine Juell/Cathrine Juell AS

Linda  

Linda Tillman

linda@tillmanmanagement.se

+46 (0)703 25 24 39


-    Jag vill hjälpa företag, organisationer och individer öka förutsättningarna att nå framgång i det de gör, säger Linda. Som Lotscoach® har jag verktyget, synsättet och tillvägagångssättet som behövs för att företag och individer på ett strukturerat sätt ska kunna komma till insikt med vad som krävs för att på ett lyckosamt sätt ta sig i den riktning de önskar.

 

Linda har en bakgrund som business controller och chef i olika funktioner inom analys och control inom huvudsakligen försäkringsbranschen.

 

Som person är Linda positiv, strukturerad och målinriktad. Hon har ett analytiskt sinne, har en fallenhet för att se helhet och samband och är samtidigt kreativ i det mesta. Hon har genom åren jobbat med många människor, har en god människokännedom och är nyfiken. Kreativiteten och nyfikenheten har bland annat tagit sig uttryck i hennes stora intresse för musik och dans, vilket för ett par år sedan ledde henne till en certifiering som Music Management and Marketing Consultant.

 

-    LOTS® är användbart i många avseenden, säger Linda. Från att planera och genomföra ett effektivt möte, till att lyckosamt arrangera ett event, eller till att affärsplanera i ett stort företag.

Privat har Linda man och två barn och fritiden spenderar hon helst i villan i Skärgårdsstad med familj och vänner. Så ofta hon kan passar hon dock på att gå på någon trevlig konsert eller rocka loss till en rafflande boogie woogie på något dansgolv.

-    Jag vill hjälpa företag, organisationer och individer öka förutsättningarna att nå framgång i det de gör, säger Linda. Som Lotscoach® har jag verktyget, synsättet och tillvägagångssättet som behövs för att företag och individer på ett strukturerat sätt ska kunna komma till insikt med vad som krävs för att på ett lyckosamt sätt ta sig i den riktning de önskar.

 

Linda har en bakgrund som business controller och chef i olika funktioner inom analys och control inom huvudsakligen försäkringsbranschen.

 

Som person är Linda positiv, strukturerad och målinriktad. Hon har ett analytiskt sinne, har en fallenhet för att se helhet och samband och är samtidigt kreativ i det mesta. Hon har genom åren jobbat med många människor, har en god människokännedom och är nyfiken. Kreativiteten och nyfikenheten har bland annat tagit sig uttryck i hennes stora intresse för musik och dans, vilket för ett par år sedan ledde henne till en certifiering som Music Management and Marketing Consultant.

 

-    LOTS® är användbart i många avseenden, säger Linda. Från att planera och genomföra ett effektivt möte, till att lyckosamt arrangera ett event, eller till att affärsplanera i ett stort företag.

Privat har Linda man och två barn och fritiden spenderar hon helst i villan i Skärgårdsstad med familj och vänner. Så ofta hon kan passar hon dock på att gå på någon trevlig konsert eller rocka loss till en rafflande boogie woogie på något dansgolv.

PG  

PG Lindberg

PG@lots.se

+46 (0)707 47 05 17


Jag har arbetat som intern och extern coach sedan 1993. Under många år var ARLA hemvisten för mig som ledare och coach. Bredden i att underlätta planering och beslutsfattande i alla delar av ett företag har givit mig insikter och erfarenheter från vitt skilda verksamhetsområden. Som anställd på LOTS AB har jag arbetat med företag både i Sverige och utomlands. Kunder har varit såväl privata som offentliga. Numera driver jag egen verksamhet dels inom besöksnäringen, dels som Lotscoach® tillsammans med Scandinavian Leadership.

Jag har arbetat som intern och extern coach sedan 1993. Under många år var ARLA hemvisten för mig som ledare och coach. Bredden i att underlätta planering och beslutsfattande i alla delar av ett företag har givit mig insikter och erfarenheter från vitt skilda verksamhetsområden. Som anställd på LOTS AB har jag arbetat med företag både i Sverige och utomlands. Kunder har varit såväl privata som offentliga. Numera driver jag egen verksamhet dels inom besöksnäringen, dels som Lotscoach® tillsammans med Scandinavian Leadership.

Doug  

Doug Smith

doug@lots.se

+1 416 277 0806


Doug Smith was the President & CEO of Arla Foods Canada in Toronto for 22 years. Under his leadership, company revenue grew by more than 600%. LOTS® was a contributing factor in this success by providing Doug, his senior team and middle managers, a structured, comprehensive and collaborative approach to business planning.

In 2012, Doug became a Lotscoach® bringing his general management leadership skills and LOTS® training to facilitate business plan development for Arla Foods senior and middle management teams in Denmark, China, Germany, Netherlands and Russia.

As a Lotscoach® Doug gained new insights into the value of reflection, inclusiveness and having a continuous Outside-in and Inside-out mindset in business decisions.

LOTS® also inspired Doug to become an independent Lotscoach®, offering facilitator and coaching services in Canada and internationally.

Doug Smith was the President & CEO of Arla Foods Canada in Toronto for 22 years. Under his leadership, company revenue grew by more than 600%. LOTS® was a contributing factor in this success by providing Doug, his senior team and middle managers, a structured, comprehensive and collaborative approach to business planning.

In 2012, Doug became a Lotscoach® bringing his general management leadership skills and LOTS® training to facilitate business plan development for Arla Foods senior and middle management teams in Denmark, China, Germany, Netherlands and Russia.

As a Lotscoach® Doug gained new insights into the value of reflection, inclusiveness and having a continuous Outside-in and Inside-out mindset in business decisions.

LOTS® also inspired Doug to become an independent Lotscoach®, offering facilitator and coaching services in Canada and internationally.

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