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Smarter Meetings: The WHY, HOW and WHAT

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

How many internal meetings have you participated in so far this year? Raise your hand if you think there were too few. And do you have any feeling that the ones you've been to could have been smarter meetings?

Don't Do What This CEO Did...

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The executive team is not just a group of people. It is a highly skilled, trained, and experienced collection of individuals that TOGETHER create a powerful force for the company. Make sure you utilize this power for the greater good.

3 Easy Steps to Lead Your Team Better

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Sometimes it only takes a few minor adjustments to make your team more efficient and focused. But it is up to you, as the leader, to take initiative because these minor changes can provide dramatic results for you as a leader and the organization at large.

New as a Leader? Avoid These Three Common Mistakes

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

When just starting out as a new or even inexperienced leader, it is smart to accept that you probably will make some mistakes. Even though it's difficult, dare to show your vulnerability and be open towards your team that this might happen.

New Strategy? Why Going Away Gets You Nowhere

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

It feels good to be whisked away from everything, to turn off the rest of the world, and to take a deep dive into your thoughts. But hey, just be aware of one thing. That trip might be a waste of time.

How to Become 'the Hottest' Leader You Know

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Do you want to become a really "hot" leader? The one who produces the best results, admired by both employees and peers, whom the top headhunters salivate over?

How to Avoid "Us" vs. "Them" Thinking in Your Team

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Rivalry and competition in an organization can be positive. The question is whether it is done in friendly ways that accelerate improvement and performance. Or is it a negative force that fosters uncertainty and lack of trust?

Why You'll Love Being an Involving Leader

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Well, for all we know, you're already there. In that case - congratulations! For all of you who look upon this as something you would love to experience - no worries. The above scenario is an option for every leader. But to start, we need to face facts.

Super Teams, not Superstars

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Sometimes you can feel it immediately. This "something" that is hard to explain, but so easy to feel. A "something" which is part of the culture, and...

A Better Leader by Sitting in Front of Your Computer?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

By Even Fossen When I was young I, by some peculiar reason I do not even remember today, had the ambition of becoming the CEO of a substantial compan...

Wroom, Wroom - About Ferrari Cars and Leadership

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Leadership is about getting the right things done, at the right time. Enzo Ferrari, for example, was invincible when it came to defining high goals and never giving up in achieving them.

Being a Good Leader Is Not a Popularity Contest

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The corporate world is changing. Again. And the requirements for how to be a good leader are also changing. Again.