Hard things are hard to do. So, the question is: How do you do the hard things of leadership in a human way?
Join us, when Rasmus Hougaard (CEO, Potential Project) unfolds how to balance compassion for your people with effectiveness in getting the job done. Rasmus will share key insights based on data from thousands of leaders and employees.
In the second keynote, Ulrika Biesèrt, Global People & Culture Manager Ingka Group (IKEA Retail) invites us into the inner circles of IKEA’s leadership and shares how compassion is a key ingredient in creating a sustainable, successful culture.
In keynotes and discussion, we will answer the following hard questions:
- How do you do the hard things that come with the responsibility of leadership, while caring for your people?
- Why are hard decisions often the most human thing to do in the long term?
- How will compassion foster much higher levels of employee engagement, performance, and well-being?
About the keynote speakers:
Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and CEO of Potential Project and the author of the best-selling book “The Mind of the Leader”. His forthcoming book, "Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way" is an indispensable guide for leaders and managers at any level to do the hard work of leadership in a human way. The book will be published by Harvard Business Press on January 18, 2022.
Rasmus is nominated by Thinkers50 as one of the eight most important leadership thinkers in the world and writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Business Insider.
He is a sought-after keynote speaker and leadership developer who coaches and supports C-suite executives at global organizations such as IKEA, Accenture, Wal-Mart, and Unilever.
Ulrika Biesèrt is the Global People & Culture Manager for Ingka Group (IKEA Retail). She leads the overall people agenda and has over 20 years of leadership experience, attracting and developing people and teams, promoting diversity and inclusion.
She started her career in HR with IKEA in 1997 after spending six years working as a family counsellor. During her many years with IKEA, she has had several assignments working in Sweden and abroad and has worked in all core business areas of IKEA.
Ulrika has been responsible for leading People and Culture in the Retail and Expansion organization of Ingka/IKEA Group, covering 30 markets with 370+ stores and 166,000 co-workers.
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