Publications in PDF format

Welcome to our page where you can easily access all of our downloadable PDFs. We publish a wide variety of executive summaries throughout the year, including the official Executive Summary of the Nordic Business Forum event, which we offer for free to anyone who is interested. We hope that our summaries will inspire you.

Recruiting is a high-value task, but not an easy one. This PDF was born through Hans-Peter Siefen’s idea to collect the best recruitment interview questions from experienced C-suiters.

This summary includes the favorite recruitment questions from leaders and entrepreneurs such as Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Risto Siilasmaa, Mikko Kuitunen, and Christina Dahlblom.

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7 Leadership Trends in 2024

Over the last several years, leaders’ roles have evolved significantly. It’s become clear that being a leader is about more than managing bottom-line growth. Today, your responsibility to your organization’s mission, vision, and stakeholders goes far beyond profit.

What lies ahead for leaders in 2024? There are many unknowns as we stand at the threshold of a new year, but one thing is clear: the leadership landscape will continue to change rapidly. And this means the capabilities of leaders must change, too.

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Executive Summaries of NBF Events

Ideas are the most valuable thing you can get from an event. That is why we have wanted to store a compilation of the great ideas and quotes our speakers have shared over the years.

Our Event Summaries take you through Nordic Business Forum conferences. See who we have had speaking and what have been the hottest topics. And most of all, keep an eye on the ideas that help you reach the next level.

In an era of relentless change and uncertainty, adapting and innovating have become necessary competencies for leaders. Adam Grant’s bestselling books Think Again and Originals are invaluable guides for individuals and organizations navigating complexity today.

With this summary, we look at both Think Again and Originals to offer leaders key insights that will help them question their assumptions, challenge their beliefs, and cultivate their capacity for creativity. In an environment where uncertainty reigns, where old frameworks quickly lose their footing, and where adaptability and innovation are paramount, Grant’s work provides a compass for modern leadership.

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How to Build High-Performing Teams

Are you looking for ways to improve your organization’s health and success? Our executive summary of Patrick Lencioni’s work is here to help.

This comprehensive guide delves into Lencioni’s key concepts and strategies for building a healthy organization. From the Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization to the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, you’ll learn practical techniques for fostering collaboration, communication, and commitment within your organization.

We also cover the Three Signs of a Miserable Job, helping you identify and address sources of discontent within your organization. Whether you’re a business leader, HR professional, or simply looking to improve your work environment, this executive summary is a must-read.

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Sustainability Strategy Checklist

By now, most leaders have realized that they need to consider sustainability in all parts of their business. The backbone of doing business sustainably is having a sustainability strategy, which guides your company in its actions toward societally and environmentally sustainable business.

We discussed how to create a sustainability strategy with the founder of SDG Monitor, Johanna Catani, an activist and advisor in sustainable leadership. She helped us compile a sustainability strategy checklist that can help your company take action toward sustainable business practices.

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