Think like a CEO

What is at the top of the list of key characteristics of a CEO that would make her successful (resilience, stamina, IQ, EQ, confidence, ambition, humility, vision, trustworthiness, presence…)? Formative experience and key leadership lessons together with influences make up the pool out of which a CEO can tie back her defining moments of truthContinue reading “Think like a CEO”

What makes a team work? How do you lead one?

I have been actively in business as an employee, individual contributor, team member, team leader, manager and an executive. I have been in many people related situations that needed to be tackled in a smart manner, and also at human level. My biggest learnings have been as the size of my teams started to expandContinue reading “What makes a team work? How do you lead one?”

How will we manage global unemployment following the pandemic?

Millions of employees have lost their jobs or have been furloughed over the past two months, which led to massive government support in funding the unemployed and furloughed in addition to financing large and small companies. In the US unemployment benefits as well as pandemic related support created income that for a significant portion ofContinue reading “How will we manage global unemployment following the pandemic?”

How will Europe evolve following the pandemic?

Europe has been on the way of political and economic integration since its inception as a common market for coal and steel more than 60 years ago. After many decades of expansion, 2009 financial crisis and the current pandemic driven crises, the union is now challenged more than ever. Unfortunately the pandemic is pushing governmentsContinue reading “How will Europe evolve following the pandemic?”

What is Putin’s strategy?

Russia currently is built on a system and network that revolves around a three pronged strategy: Keep elites support Putin, keep elites be able continue their earnings, keep the society intact from economic meltdown. Current pandemic started hurting lives and livelihoods in Russia and it seems the state was unable to anticipate the surge ofContinue reading “What is Putin’s strategy?”