managemenT AS
competitive advantage

Unleashing the full potential of people and organisations

Photo: Nordic Business Forum

Improving your organisation's performance from the core

Innovation | Strategy |
Organisation Design | Teams & Engagement | Change

Competent management is what every thriving business, institution and society needs


ecosystems Inc.

Understanding, harnessing and developing organisational ecosystems


The latest Thinkers50 book project compiles insights from the world's leading thinkers and practitioners with contributions from Rita McGrath, Julian Birkinshaw, Mark Greeven and a host of others from the Thinkers50 community.

Includes my essay "What if management models ate ecosystem strategies for breakfast?"

Available in paperback & ebook from Thinkers50.

(I have permission to share the ebook with my network. If that's you, let me know if you'd like one)

tools and thinking aids

Thinking through performance improvement


Access my collection of tools and frameworks to help you think through performance improvement for your organisation.

Management model design helps you become intentional when designing the work of management. Make your management model explicit and avoid common flaws.

The seven root causes sheds light on common mistakes organisations make. This thinking aid helps create awareness and offers practical advice for eliminating them. 


Essays on management as a force for good


Unleashing the full potential of people and organisations. That’s management’s job. 


In my Medium publication, I shed light on the timeless wisdom of early management thinkers — and explore how to build on it with today’s best thinking. In service of designing organisations that are fit for human beings and fit for the 21st century.

Management teams all over the world
struggle with similar performance issues
Do you feel...
  • ...you’re constantly putting out fires?

  • ...you have no time to think and work strategically?

  • ...frustrated with the flood of conflicting and often simplistic advice from consultants, coaches and b-schools?

Have you experienced...
  • ...strategies looking great on paper but failing to get traction in operations?

  • ...digital, AI or agile initiatives that cost a lot of time and money but fail to deliver business results?

  • ...innovation programs that produce walls filled with post-its, but no innovation?

Your organisation...
  • ...suffers from low engagement?

  • ...finds it difficult to change?

  • ...struggles to grow?

Say goodbye to complicated intiatives with uncertain outcomes
Get results

We start with defining the business outcomes you need to achieve. And then work to deliver on them. While most consulting engagements focus on activities and deliverables, we'll focus on results.

Be confident

By attacking root causes and applying sound management theory, we’ll design interventions you’ll know will work - and why. So you can be confident you’ll get the results you need.

Invest in your team

In delivering my services, I work closely with your team. Their learning and growth is in integral part of my consulting approach - and part of the value delivered to you.

Start improving performance with method and direction 


Book a free online meeting


 We'll get to know each other and start exploring how I can help you.


Create a plan

 Together, we'll clarify your goals and develop a customised approach to help you achieve them.


Get results

We work together as agreed and regularly review progress towards your goals. Full fees are only due if you're completely satisfied.

Photo: Nordic Business Forum

I know how it feels when you want to improve your organisation but don’t know where to start, how to find the time and whether you can trust a consultant’s advice.


As a C-level executive I’ve been in your shoes. And for the past 15 years I’ve worked with countless executives and teams who experience the same. 

As an independent advisor I've had the privilege to serve more than 50 differente clients on four continents in more than 150 engagements. Fortune 500 companies are among them, just as well as SMEs, family-owned businesses and startups.  

I'm an associate of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, which helps me stay on top of the world's best management thinking, but also work with some of the world's leading thinkers personally. I also maintain close ties to Thinkers50 and the Nordic Business Forum.

"Management, if practiced well, is one of the noblest professions"
Clayton Christensen

We depend on good management in all our institutions, not just in business.


You certainly want the best possible management for your organisation. Yet you are likely also frustrated by the lack of results of so many  programs aimed at improving your organisation’s performance. The problem is that most if these programs, often driven by a consulting industry obsessed with selling you their own recipes for success, treat symptoms at best and too often rely on unproven methods.


It’s not a surprise then, that so many of these programs don’t work and the problems persist. Just look at how engagement, innovation, change and long term performance have failed to improve despite the billions paid to consultants, coaches and b-schools. Just consider the evidence below:


...is dismally low. Only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. 85% are not.  


...seems elusive, 75% of newly introduced products and services fail to be commercially successful.


...is mostly unsuccessful. 70% of change and transformation programs fail to achieve their objectives.


...is deteriorating. RoA of US public companies has been on a steady decline since 1965. Today it is down to only 25% of what is was in 1965.


...continues to decline, Average company lifespan on S&P 500 was 32 years in 1965, 24 years in 2016 and is forecast to shrink to 12 years in 2027.   

But we can do better. There is a lot of sound management theory. And when we apply sound theory with a systemic perspective, we no longer treat symptoms, but eliminate root causes. With method and precision. 


I’ve studied the work of the world’s best management thinkers for years. 


Management can be your strongest source of competitive advantage. Let me help you put the best management theory to work in your organisation. Leave fighting fires and relying on luck to your competition. 

Watch the video
to learn more about how I think about management

Management model design

Improving your organisation's performance from the core

Consulting & thinking partner

Innovation | Strategy |
Organisation Design | Teams & Engagement | Change

Management development

Competent management is what every thriving business, institution and society needs


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