Past Event: US and Global Leadership Challenges

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Past Event: US and Global Leadership Challenges

Date: 10 Oct 2016, 14:30 - 17:15

Host: Maersk Group, Esplanaden 50, 1098 Copenhagen K

Get inspiration for meeting your US and global leadership challenges!

Are you a Danish company doing business in the US, or thinking about starting up there?

The leaders you place in the US likely already know your business well, and are trusted partners to you. Yet to really succeed, they must be able to implement both through local staff as well as through global teams filled with people from many different cultures. Research indicates that the ability to influence without direct authority is the most vital global competence.

About 50 members and guests joined us for this event to learn about strategies and tools for working across boundaries and preparing your leaders for today’s global leadership demands.

Read up on the highlights from the event here.

Global Leadership Challenges

We heard from Aperian Global’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Dr. Ernest Gundling, visiting Denmark from California, as well as leaders from Danish companies who have faced these challenges, both in the US and globally. Dr. Gundling is author of the recent book Leading Across New Borders.

We also met Jens H. Jensen, Head of Human Resources at Maersk Group Services, who gave us practical advice from his experience in US, on told us about how not to underestimate the subtle cultural differences! And, finally, we heard from Mads Mikkelsen, Leadership and Talent Development, Danske Bank, about how they chose to support leaders in working globally – what were some of the outcomes as well as pitfalls.

Note that our events are free for employees of member companies and first time guests.
To explore becoming a member, read more at About DABF or contact us here!


Registration, coffee and networking

Einar Dyrhauge, Executive Director, Danish-American Business Forum

How to Develop Effective Global Leaders
Dr. Ernest Gundling, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Aperian, Global Leadership Development
As businesses operate in an increasingly global context, the most successful leaders are able to see through the eyes of others and to hear the voices of globally diverse customers & colleagues. Dr. Gundling shared with us the fresh insight and advice he gathered for his most recent book Leading Across New Borders

Case from Maersk: Practical do’s and don’ts for developing leaders for the US
Jens H. Jensen, Head of Human Resources at Maersk Group Services
How underestimating the subtle cultural differences can get you in trouble – and what to do to minimize the risk!

Going global – from market area organization to functional organization in Danske Bank Operations
Mads Mikkelsen, Danske Bank, Leadership and Talent Development
Thoughts and perspectives on reorganizing Danske Bank Group Operations and making this into a global team, and how leadership played a crucial role in this transformation. “Good 2 Go Global” was the program to support leaders going global, and Mads shared learnings after approximately 180 leaders have gone through the program.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dr. Ernest Gundling 

Refreshments /Networking



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