Hans Akerblom, the creator of LOTS®, a global approach to leadership with Scandinavian roots, has held CEO and board member positions in several companies bringing innovations to the market internationally. His interest in leadership for a better world was established early in his career.
After finishing his studies at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, he was appointed to develop and lead Pharmacia Ophthalmics, a company whose products and approach helped revolutionize eye surgery in the world. People with cataracts got their vision back thanks to surgery made safer and easier with Healon® and with the help of an intraocular lens. The success of the business was also due to the use of the business development process and tool of LOTS®, which was used to plan, implement and follow-up the business.
Hans Akerblom created LOTS® in the early seventies, the tool was first introduced on May 22 1973, and has over the years continued to develop the process and tool. LOTS® guides reflections towards increased focus and success, with a holistic view and structure. With many years of experience and the insights he gained as facilitator and Lotscoach® with various management teams and organizations, he realized that the quality of the decisions taken by management teams, to a great extent, depended on the consciousness level of every member of the team. The balance between thinking and acting Outside-in and Inside-out is a constant challenge for us as leaders and as co- workers in an organization. By being conscious about how we, ourselves, function, it becomes easier to make the right decisions. LOTS® is today a successful tool for leader, team and business or organization development in many types of companies and organizations.
Hans Akerblom continues to lecture at universities and other forums, facilitate with management teams and work with leaders in their development. Certifying leaders of the new generation to become a professional Lotscoach® is something Hans Akerblom is very passionate about. He also supports new start-ups with the aim to make our world a little bit better.
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