Courageous Thinking for Courageous Leaders

February 26, 2018

Stupidity can move mountains. Will you let it happen?

We cross the widest of rivers quite happily to fetch cheap water. It seems many of us think this way in a world based on short-term gain. We are happy when we keep the numbers describing costs in terms of money low. Let’s lift our gaze and dare to look back across the river at…

November 29, 2017

What’s the price of abuse of power?

A traditional Swedish Christmas buffet including pickled herring in mustard sauce, baked ham, Rice á la Malta for dessert and how about a little pornography to top it all off? I had a boss who thought this was an appropriate way to surprise his staff before the Christmas holidays. He chose to actively mix his…

August 24, 2017

Whether it’s contempt or denial – fill the world with courage!

A middle school teacher encourages his students to join him in making fun of one of their classmate’s spelling mistakes. The leader of a global super power chooses not to condemn dark forces when they resort to terror and murder. The events differ in time and space, but the common denominator is that they are…

May 30, 2017

Amongst lies and rumours …do you know what you should know?

When lies become truths, and facts are based on rumours, then we need the courage to stand up, dare to question, and find out if things really are the way they are portrayed. That’s what my grandmother Linnea taught me – a wise and warm woman, quiet and unassuming, who wanted to know how things…

May 18, 2017

Reframe sensitive issues and make them your own

Is there an elephant in your boardroom? Then own it. Today. Tomorrow may be too late: Making sense of the Swedish Democrats and the rise of the far right in Europe. We live in a fast-changing world with an increasingly nomadic global workforce. So being scared of immigration at the beginning of the globalized 21st…

March 9, 2017

The new plastic economy – saving our oceans from plastic

I see a future for our litter-filled oceans. According to the report The New Plastic Economy – Rethinking the future of plastics from January of this year, some of the biggest plastic producers have taken a step in the right direction. There is a plan to prevent our oceans from containing more plastic than fish in thirty…

November 28, 2016

Dare to step out of our comfort zone

If we want to be a role model for the world after the election 2018, we need to dare to step out of our comfort zone.

November 11, 2016

Dear Trump voters

As a trainer of leaders, managers and management teams, I reach out to all of you Trump voters – what is it that makes a great bully a great leader?

November 10, 2016

“It is beneath my dignity to exchange words with you.”

Sometimes we find ourselves in everyday situations where we wish we could have had a moment to prepare. Situations where courage and words fail us, and we’re left with a gnawing disappointment over the way we acted. Linda Lagström is the communicator at Kull Leadership. This is her story about one of those everyday moments….

October 12, 2016

In praise of courageous followers

Few acts are more vital to our planet, our businesses and our future than who we choose to place our trust in. Making that choice with a clear head and an open heart requires courage. So how do we choose who we are going to follow? And how do we keep fear out of the…