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: 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...


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...


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...


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...


John Lodder: In disruptive times the CEO is the catalyst to lead and prepare for the unknown

To thrive in a volatile and unpredictable post pandemic economy, companies need smarter, faster, more agile business operations. That requires big changes, especially involvement, unity and commitment from the very top of the organization. Being a CEO or a ...


John Lodder: Change is no longer a project

Because it’s Christmas Time I like to share some ‘Food for Thoughts’ for Leaders. During 2 years of the pandemic we saw disruptions in all markets and companies, the changing of ‘Change’ itself, the changing requirements of leadership, the leaving of...


John Lodder: 9 Steps to select your new employees and leaders for today and tomorrow

A 2017 Price Waterhouse Cooper survey showed that Directors, CEO’s and Founders saw the shortage of quality leaders and employees as the biggest threat for their companies. Finding CEO’s, leaders and employees of high quality and flexibility became very di...


John Lodder: How to create an organization where everyone is inspired to give their best?

We are living in the era of reinvention. Companies on every continent are reinventing themselves. Across the world organizations are disabled by bureaucracy; organizations are inertial, incremental and inhumane. As I wrote in previous columns, we are s...


John Lodder: Leaders influence 70% of Engagement and Trust in their company, are you in the 30%?

In this column I write about disengagement of employees in Croatian companies and its costs. The Leader is the only one who can improve engagement by effectively using some cultural elements as Communication and Trust Building in the relations with employees. ...



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