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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26/01/2023

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...

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03/01/2023

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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28/11/2022

John Lodder: A new Paradigm but CEO’s and managers are still struggling with it

The role of CEO’s and managers has fundamentally changed over time, and so has the nature of dilemmas they are facing. In 19th century thinking, a person was seen as either muscle or energy and management decided what their re-active employees should do. ...

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25/10/2022

John Lodder: Why many organizations don’t understand how to cope with change

We are living in times that the World Economic Forum calls the 4th Industrial Revolution, many authors write about us living in a VUCA world. VUCA is coined by the USA Army some 10 years ago and stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity to d...

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29/09/2022

Do you work to live? Or Do you live to work? How Leaders could involve their employees

In my September column I dive deeper into results of Gallup's new book: ‘Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It’ by Jon Clifton and into the Gallup Global Emotions Report 2022 of September 15. The link to the report is: h...

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22/08/2022

John Lodder: What Effective Leaders Should Not Do

In ‘Leadership First’ I read: ˝It’s quite amazing that people who call themselves “managers” will create an environment of fear to get people to work. All the research in the world has proven that fear based leadership or management does not wo...

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12/07/2022

John Lodder: Managers need new skills, but many, deep in their hearts, want to go back to the old situation

In my July column, my hundredth for Poslovni savjetnik, I write about my main hobbyhorses that are to me crucial for running a successful organization. After  ‘managers should become leaders’ follows the statement that ‘change is no longer a proj...

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27/06/2022

John Lodder: How engaged and motivated are your people? How can you improve your workforce?

81,396 hours! That is how much of our life most of us spend working. *) The only thing we spend more time doing is sleeping. If we spend so much of life at work, how is life at work going? According to the world’s workers: not well. Gallup finds that 6...

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08/05/2022

How to avoid cognitive biases in your Strategic Decision Making

In this column, looking at some global trends, I mention some that will influence every organization sooner or later. From ‘How it was’ to ‘How it will be’, picking up signals of potential change might help your -strategic- decision making. I explain t...

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