John Lodder

Rujan 28, 2020 10:55 AM

JOHN LODDER: Covid-19 stays longer, Leaders need to transform their organisation and themselves

Professor Walter Russell Mead was emphasizing the growing need for faster response times and flexibility. (The Wall Street Journal, August 2020) Covid-19 made us aware of the answers: We have to organize our company in a flexible way to be prepared and read...

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John Lodder: Disruption is our 'New Normal'

In my September column I explain why ‘Disruption’ is the ‘New Normal’ for people and organizations. I give three basic explanations; organizations and management styles are outdated, our brain is not built for disruptions and new generations don’t ac...


John Lodder: How aligned are managers with their employees to be able to cooperate as teams?

In my August column I present a few actual and shocking numbers about markets, organization culture and demotivated employees and managers. I offer very practical insights and tips from Prof. Dr. Kets de Vries and Dr. Frank Sonnenberg that could directly ...


John Lodder: How a CEO could improve results in a ‘fast changing’ VUCA world?

My June column is based on the latest Gallup report about ‘The State of the Global Workforce 2023’ of which the results are very shocking for me. I give important highlights, like employee engagement and stress, how do leaders respond to the slowing econom...


John Lodder: People don’t resist change, managers create ‘resistance to change’

My May column is about the disruptions in the markets and shortening the lifecycles of organizations; I mainly focus on Change / Transformation processes: why do 75% of Change Projects fail resp. not reach their goal(s) and here I see a shocking conclusion fro...


John Lodder: Managers need to reinvent themselves to reinvent their Change Management

In my April column I try to solve one of the biggest leadership issues: “dare to say I don’t know.” Why do many companies fail to adapt a ‘Change mindset’ and 7 disciplines for Sustainable Change as an answer. A new poll on company culture might help...


John Lodder: CEE CEOs’ and Global CEOs’ Opinions Compared plus 2 Reinvention Tools

In my March column I provide a summary of the recent 26th Global CEO survey by Price Waterhouse Coopers focused on results of the CEE region and compared with global results. I provide links to the full Global CEO Survey and the CEE CEO survey. The most import...


John Lodder: How Employee engagement grows with Shared Ownership and Authentic Leadership

My February column is a red thread: From recent Gallup research about Employee (dis)engagement and Organization Culture, via ‘Shared Ownership’ to Four Paradigm Shifts leading to Authentic Leadership and ending with Conscious Quitting. I hope it inspires y...


John Lodder: Leadership dilemmas, Quite Quitting and a four day workweek

My January column has thoughts about Leadership by Manfred Kets de Vries and some lessons of this month’s ‘World Economic Forum’ in Davos. The ‘five dimensions of effective Leadership for today and tomorrow’ by Klaus Schwab leads me to thoughts about...


John Lodder: Toxic Management Styles Should Become Accountable Leadership

My December column starts, following my heart, about missing wellbeing and peace in a toxic society and in toxic organizations. Politicians created a distance with their citizens; they caused a large loss of motivation and interest, and created fear and unhapp...



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