My last Leadership Post

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Thank you, Mark! Good luck, Stina!

Mark Vogel has decided it is time for him to move on after 7 years as CEO for MOT Denmark. His go-ahead spirit, energy, creativity, and hunger for development has been important for the growth and results MOT Denmark has achieved the last years.

Thank you to Mark for MOT Denmark’s high speed of growth. I wish Mark good luck on his new path.

Stina Grøn, who most of you know as MOT Denmark’s Core Activity Director, will also be responsible for the daily operations from January. I wish Stina good luck in her new role!


MOT Foundation from January 2021

In MOT Foundation’s November board meeting, the Supervisory Board and Executive Team from January 2021 were presented. The Supervisory Board: Morten Laache (Chair), Bård Flaarønning (Vice Chair), Sigrid H. Setsaas (board member). The Executive Team: Katrine Judovica, Lisa Enga Rønsberg, Sigrun Vårvik and Ellen Homstad. These are all people with great knowledge about MOT and I feel very safe leaving MOT in their hands.


The book COURAGE TO LIVE  in English

My great proudness this month is the republishing of COURAGE TO LIVE with the original title ‘mot til å leve’. It was first published in Norwegian in 2003 and has been a ‘bestseller’ with 20.000 copies edited. A revised version is now printed in a few samples and not only in the original language, but for the very first time also in English. I am so proud! It will of course be possible for the MOT countries to print and distribute the book.

Excellent MOT leadership forever

This year is soon over. For me, that also means that an era is coming to an end and this will be my last Leadership Post.

In the future, my hope is that MOT’s top managements in all MOT countries will have MOT’s values, principles, and tools as an important driving force for their MOT organisations’ value-platform, culture-building and execution of the leader roles.

I hope MOT in all countries will have excellent MOT leaders for all time to come:

  • Leaders who want to be excellent at culture-building.
  • Leaders who want to strengthen a team spirit.
  • Leaders who want to strengthen robustness – both within themselves and their team members.
  • Leaders who want to find balance between leading themselves, leading others, and leading MOT.
  • Leaders who are more concerned about values and trust than controlling.
  • Leaders who are more concerned about being inspirational than inspecting.
  • Leaders who believe in awareness, inspiration, and courage as important leadership skills.

You can read more about my belief in trust-based leadership here:

Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action. Simon Sinek. Author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant.

Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.  Richard Branson (Virigin).

In determining the right people, the good-to-great companies placed greater weight on character attributes than on specific educational background, practical skills, specialized knowledge, or work experience. Jim Collins. Business consultant and author of Good to Great.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.