61 - Connecting Opposites; a blueprint for a world of dilemmas, with Fons Trompenaars.

Nordic Leaders

Sep 12 2023 • 43 mins

A warm and polished performance from Dutch organizational theorist Fons Trompenaars, recognized around the world for his work as a motivational speaker, consultant, and author of several books on culture and business.
He spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders build meaningful connections to manage and solve business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance.
Recognized by Thinkers 50 as one of the most influential management thinkers in the world, Fons was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017 alongside Peter Drucker.

Don’t miss this action, learning and wisdom -packed episode, we discuss;

•Connecting opposite perspectives to understand and master cultural and political difference - ‘Integrity is creating wholeness through the integration of opposites.’
•The four ‘R’ s of culture; a model for navigating the world of diversity gracefully. But how do you, 'Recognize, Respect, Reconcile, and Realize'?
•‘Killed by our own values’, how companies can be their own worst enemies, and what they can do about it
•'human beings all have the same dilemmas, but it's our culture that guides us one side or the other’. Fons describes exactly how this plays out in the ‘pedestrian dilemma’

He talks candidly about humour, failure, learning moments and much more!