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About welcome


"...fast-paced, quick to act & very charming, probably because they display more enthusiasm.

It can be a challenge to keep the focused attention of a person with this style. They love ACTION" - my DiSC profile

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About welcome


"...fast-paced, quick to act & very charming, probably because they display more enthusiasm.

It can be a challenge to keep the focused attention of a person with this style. They love ACTION" - my DiSC profile

 

Growth is my drive, my focus, my passion - I want to transform, I want to build and I want to be a success in what I do

Various personal profiles and behavioral tests defines me as result-oriented, detail focused and - manipulative(!). The latter is - according to these profiles - why I am able to get teams to work so effectively together, so I guess the word should be read more openly and positive than most do at first

 
When someone tells me ‘no’. It doesn’t mean I can’t do it. It simply means I can’t do it with them
— Karen Quinones Miller
 

I'm a father of three, avid diver and off-road enthusiast with a more-than-normal passion for headshot and portrait photography

I'm born in 1973, raised in Denmark by extraordinary parents who gave me freedom to pursue whatever I felt like - I believe that this has been a significant factor in forming me to becoming the explorative, positive, enthusiastic, never-afraid-to-try-something-new person that I am today

It's a crazy, wonderful life!

I'm married to Konkanya and together we do our best to look after three girls in various sizes, from 2005 and 2006 to 2009

During off-time, we love to explore the quiet world under the water surface, preferably garnished with some serious off-roading in the deserts, where we end the day with home-made food from the barbecue

Driven by passion and results, I do things, I build things and I inspire

A good day for me is when things has happened, be it the Board accepting grand plans, a picture coming out just the right way or a colleague showing personal development and growth - I thrive on this, thrive on being in the center the action, being a part of building new things, making innovative ideas happen ...and I know this inspires the people around me, from top management, colleagues, team members over friends and family to my network of business professionals and fellow headshot photographers

 
This has rounded my edges, sharpened my intellect and my ability to adapt and ‘be’
 

I love the new, the challenging and the different

While Denmark is a terrific country, focused on the well-being of the community and the individual, the country and the people in general can seem to have developed a 'tunnel vision' on how the world should be and who (cultures, religions, ethnicities) should be part of it or not

This is not really me. I love being around different cultures, understanding their values, respecting them and trying to live by or adjust to them to experience something new and broaden my understanding of the world

Ever since my traveling began (back when I studied) I have always felt honored and energized to explore new cultures and ways of living - the differences challenges me and motivates me; there's a vast difference on managing a single-cultural team and a multi-culturel team; and I know what's the most fun and rewarding to me

 
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About IV


I believe in people, in targets and in performance management to showing the way

About IV


I believe in people, in targets and in performance management to showing the way

 

People in the organization are the sole driver for business changes, be it good or bad changes to the business. Being very result-oriented, I tried many times to change the businesses myself, to do everything to make the business grow

And I failed every time

Why? Because I was too focused on the results; I made the perfect plans to get the business growing and even how to execute on the plans to succeed - I just never got the people who were supposed to execute involved

So nothing happened. Only when I learned that business transformation is 20 % strategy and 80 % people involvement the businesses began to change

 
A business cannot change itself - PEOPLE can
 

Today I am successful in changing businesses; or - more correctly - in supporting people in transforming the business

My strategy in doing so is very simple (which I believe it has to be to succeed)

  1. Set the target - create the guiding star - and make everybody commit to this (the goal has to be ambitious yet achievable)
  2. Plan the route to get there - involve everybody in creating the roadmap; with the target set, how do we actually plan the journey?
  3. Execute - and this is where 99 % of all strategies fail; once plans has been laid and roadmaps created, everybody returns to their everyday work and problems; and the plans remains as that, plans - successful execution of plans requires changes in the everyday working routines of all involved employees
  4. Follow up on the strategy execution through simple yet detailed performance management - I've used Covey's 'Four disciplines of Execution' with great success several times

Delegation

Sounds simple and everybody agrees this is the only way to build a large-scale success. Doing it is more difficult as you need to trust people and ease off on your feeling that you have to be in full control 

Furthermore, the fewest are actually prepared to take responsibility of projects and tasks and therefore has to be coached into this

My favorite is the 'Don't come with problems without at least two ways of solving them' approach

Empowerment

A logical tandem to delegation is empowerment; how can people take responsibility and do things if they're not empowered to actually take action?

Performance management

It's often said 'you get what you measure' and I cannot agree more - the important thing is to understand what to measure and how to engage people to make them understand the rationale behind the key performance indicators 

Of course, the KPI's you choose to measure should have set targets that your team believe are realistic and reachable

The Four disciplines of Execution is to me an imperative in making the planned changes a success; the toolbox developed by Covey is phenomenal and it actually works 

Breaking down large targets to daily achievable is brilliant and the right way to lay the foundation for successful execution

 
My favorite is the ‘Don’t come with problems without at least two ways of solving them’ approach