Invitation to Change-Agents: Wisdom Leadership Network

Transforming business, society and self. In Wisdom Leadership Network we will explore and dive deep into expanding our minds and hearts with new knowledge, perspectives, methods and tools to self-disrupt and transform our personal leadership so we can use business and our leadership to drive transformation and change in the world. The future of leadership and business calls for purpose-driven and value-driven efforts, where success is measured both individually and organizationally on an expanded bottom line – Passion, Purpose, People, Planet & Profit. Below is a video where Sandja Brügmann, CEO The Passion Institute, shares her vision and the purpose of Wisdom Leadership Network. What value can Wisdom Leadership Network give you? Growth Mindset: Methods to maintain a developmental mindset, and specific… Read more »

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5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustaina...

In order to integrate sustainability into the core of a business, it has to be a part of the company’s culture. For this to happen, a top leader must be willing and ready to go first and evolve, according to leadership advisor Sandja Brügmann. Published January 10, 2020 on SustainableBrands.com, originally written in Danish by Tine Brødegaard Hansen, and published in SustainReport 29. Sandja Brügmann is a sought-after leadership advisor who, among other services, has helped top leaders from Grundfos, The Body Shop, and Chr. Hansen CEO Mauricio Graber integrate sustainability into core business practices. Whereas CSR is an extremely narrow term, often associated with CO2 reduction, compliance and risk management, to actually become regenerative — meaning to contribute more than we extract from the world — we need… Read more »

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Sådan leder kommunikatører den bæredygtige agenda

Viden om bæredygtighed er et af de nye krav kommunikatører mødes med, mener to eksperter. Skrevet af Tine Brødegaard Hansen i SustainReport, 21. Nov 2019 Foto: iStock Rollen som kommunikationsansvarlig er under forandring. Sustainability er et af de elementer, som skubber til faget. Det gælder både i forhold til den viden, man skal have, men også i forhold den rolle, man spiller i organisationen. Det mener Anders Monrad Rendtorff, partner i kommunikations-bureauet Relations People samt Sandja Brügmann, CEO og stifter af The Passion Institute, som rådgiver om bæredygtig kommunikation, forretning og lederskab. Personligt mod kombineret med en stærk indsigt i sustainability og verdensmålene samt alle de forretningsområder ens organisation dækker. Så lyder to af nøglerne til at få succes med… Read more »

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Self-Disrupt to Redesign the Future of Work

Leaders and Workers Must Launch Change With Self-Disruption by SANDJA BRÜGMANN, Re-published by B the Change, Originally published in Conscious Company Media. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller The future of work encourages whole human beings to move toward their highest soulful potential. This requires a drastic redesign of organizations, how we work and what we recognize as success. It calls on us to move away from control, manipulation and fear toward cultures that support and foster personal growth, freedom, autonomy and blossoming of the individual. Leaders operate their businesses within an increasingly complex context of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). They… Read more »

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Purpose: The growth journey to get there

Organizationally and individually it’s becoming mainstream in large parts of the world to have a purpose, a deeper meaning with existing. When done correctly, purpose can create motivation, productivity, creativity, innovation and a shared North Star, a sense of belonging and deep contentment at work and in life. But if you have taken a stab at working with purpose, you know it’s not so easy to actually do. Why is this? I’ll explore in this short video why that is, and what it takes to work with meaningfulness.   You can learn more about us at www.ThePassionInstitute.com If you wish to work more with purpose and your transformation as a leader, join me and a top tuned group of change-making… Read more »

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5 Ways to a Strong Sustainability & Purpose Culture

These 5 Tips to create a Strong Sustainability and Purpose Culture from Sandja Brügmann, CEO The Passion Institute, was originally published alongside an interview in SustainReport, the full article (in Danish) is accessible here: 5 råd til lederen, der vil skabe en stærk sustainability kultur.   1. Move from being Change-ready to Change-driven  In order to solve the sustainability challenges we are faced with, as a leader you need to be able to bring other people to life, to flourish, such that they experience and are able to access their innate passion, innovation and creativity. This require leadership development on the personal development plane to know what motivates and drive others, beneath the obvious and spoken. This is why you… Read more »

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Nyt netværk skal flytte bæredygtighed og etik ind i k...

  Tiden for CSR og langsigtede strategier er forbi; den etiske og bæredygtige forståelse skal helt ind i kernen af os som ledere og i vores virksomheder. På det grundlag vil et nyt netværk for bæredygtig ledelse få os til se sandheden i øjnene og skabe reel forandring. Chr. Hansen og Ørsted er blandt deltagerne. “Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen. Currently 82% of Chr. Hansen’s product portfolio have a direct positive contribution to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development no. 2, 3 and 12. We work to continuously understand, monitor, and improve our performance on the issues that are most material to our stakeholders and thereby to the future success of our business. With our Nature’s… Read more »

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Self-Disrupt to Redesign the Future of Work

  by SANDJA BRÜGMANN, Originally published in Conscious Company Media. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller The future of work encourages whole human beings to move toward their highest soulful potential. This requires a drastic redesign of organizations, how we work, and what we recognize as success. It calls on us to move away from control, manipulation, and fear toward cultures that support and foster personal growth, freedom, autonomy, and blossoming of the individual. Leaders operate their businesses within an increasingly complex context of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). They must navigate resource scarcity, economic polarity, the speed of technological… Read more »

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8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Bre...

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters. Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing. That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a conscious leadership, strategic purpose, and sustainable business consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. “Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes the challenging process of unlearning and changing specific behaviors,” she explains. Unlearning is hard work. “It requires one to move out of automatic behaviors and into conscious understanding, where we take control of our own actions and lives,” Brügmann says. “It requires confronting uncomfortable feelings and an… Read more »

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Summer Reading List 2018

On my Summer reading list are books that advance the future of positive impact leadership and the new business models, understanding and mindsets needed to ensure that business is part of the solution to the challenges we face in the world today. Which books would you add to this list? Please comment in the area below! Happy reading and enjoy your Summer!             PS: Background setting: Island of Bornholm, Baltic Sea, Denmark.       SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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