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Here-and-now in our everyday life

02 October, 2019

Many of us have probably reflected on how good we feel when we are out in nature. The scenery, the scents, the silence. We are here-and-now. One with nature.


Still, we often end up in our office, in the car, watching TV or being tempted to check our smartphones. Always available…

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Reflection on goals

11 September, 2019

On the last day of a five-day certification program, people learning LOTS® have the chance to share what has inspired them the most during the week.


It is an opportunity to reflect and also for us at LOTS AB to get a valuable Outside-in view.


Markus Wikborg, researcher and lead…

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Inspiring reflections for a more conscious and sustainable world

06 September, 2019

How do we work with LOTS® in large organisations?

What are the challenges of bringing LOTS® into an international organisation with thousand of employees?

Why is it so important to avoid cliches when defining our values?

These were some of the issues processed during the Devel…

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New insights for large and small issues

02 September, 2019

A group of colleagues participated in a five-day certification program and can now add Lotscoach® to their curriculum. Intense days of in depth analysis and discussions as well as processing with LOTS® and ”questioning to the void”. Senior Lotscoach® Hans Akerblom and LOTS AB wis…

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Finding the fast track to the customer in a changing world

01 April, 2019

Customer centricity and fast execution are key words for Carsten Kueck, Head of Training & Development, Global HR Division, Human Resources HQ at the TDK Corporation.

In order to meet the customers’ needs fast execution is central, he explains. LOTS® is helping him and his t…

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The Development Day and The Digital Support Tool of LOTS®

14 March, 2019

The Development Days are a chance for the certified Lotscoach® to meet the community of LOTS®, learn more and come back home filled with reflections, insights and energy.

A big thank you to all of you making this Development Day such an inspiring learning experience. All of your…

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Reflection Outside-in and Inside-out gave new perspectives

07 February, 2019

At a certification program with LOTS® the participants learn how to coach as a Lotscoach®. During the course of the program the participants learn LOTS® and apply the process onto their own important Issues. Each participant has the chance to act Issue owner as well as Lotscoach®…

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A common language for the international company

30 January, 2019

Recently an international certification program was held in Munich, Germany. Participants from Japan, China, Thailand, India, France, Germany, Sweden and the USA had gathered to become certified as Lotscoach® and learn how they in their role as Lotscoach® can assist their company…

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“With LOTS® I can question things in a structured way”

24 January, 2019

That I reach him whilst driving his car is not surprising. Peter Seligson, Member of the Board for Anti Ahlstrom Perilliset Oy, is a businessman as well as a busy man.

Even though he has moved from A to B during our conversation, also in a physical sense, his presence is 100%. T…

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“Leadership is not about being the best – it is about making other people better”

24 January, 2019

The Ahlström family has a history of entrepreneurship that dates back 167 years. In 1851 the Ahlstrom paper company was founded.

In the five generations since then, the family has grown to somewhat 300 members and 15 500 employees all over the world. Antti Ahlstrom Perilliset Oy…

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Coordinating tourism in Dalarna

19 December, 2018

The board of directors and the management team of Visit Dalarna met in Tällberg, Sweden. They both reflected on the past year, the first year of Visit Dalarna, and looked ahead in order to develop into an even stronger organization.

The destination company is owned by 15 local a…

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Have you ever considered giving a tree rather than a flower?

21 November, 2018

Giving a tree can make all the difference to those living in poverty and suffering the most from the effects of climate change.

Vi Agroforestry and partners enable farmers who live in poverty in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania to develop a sustainable life. By growing trees i…

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The balance of giving and taking

17 October, 2018

The late Alice Miller (1923–2010) was an influential and also controversial Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst and spoke about positive and negative narcissism.

The difference lies in how much we like ourselves and what we want to contribute to our world.

It could be a good t…

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The challenge of engaging the whole team

26 September, 2018

A certification program in LOTS® is for many participants a developing journey on a personal as well as professional level. During an intense program in early September a group of people from various Swedish companies had the opportunity to dig deeper into the process and tool …

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Inspirational meetings with focus on thinking and acting Outside-in and Inside-out

21 August, 2018

What was good?
“Useful tool for reflection and decision making”
“Easy to use”
“Applicable on every day situations”
“The process is a good support”
“The structure of the reflection”
“Learning how to ask open questions”
“The tool box”
“Philosophy and not just a tool”
“Different per…

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Students as leaders and role models

12 August, 2018

Student Athletes and coaches from the University Athletic Conference met in New York City to reflect on how to improve in their roles as formal and informal leaders on campus. The UAA consists of elite academic schools which compete at the Division III level in sports. They inclu…

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LOTS® for leaders

25 June, 2018

Address your key concerns as a leader and learnt philosophy, common language and tool/process of LOTS® in a five day session. Designed for individuals or small groups who want to approach their responsibilities thinking and acting Outside-in and Inside-out in a sustainable way.

A…

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From the ski slope to the office chair

04 June, 2018

A professional skiing career, 5 world championships and 2 Olympic games, a sports shop, a retail agency and board member of the legendary Swedish cross country race Vasaloppet. Meet Martin Hansson, 43, a man of many trades.

“I am not a leader”, the former professional alpine skier…

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More skills to fight poverty

28 February, 2018

We Effect is a charity organisation that helps people living in poverty to fight poverty themselves. The organisation was founded in 1958 and works in around 25 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Anna Albinsson is in her role as global HR Director at We…

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Everything changes whether we want it or not

26 February, 2018

Change is natural and never ending. There is nothing we can do about that.

What we can do is to think about our own Vision and our own Values and take initiative for change. Change is natural. Change is life. Change is challenging.

What are we striving for? How should we handle…

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A new generation of people certified as Lotscoach®

14 February, 2018

During five intensive days a group of leaders took LOTS®to their heart. With great motivation they learned to think and act Outside-in and Inside-out and realized the power of asking open questions. The developments through out the week  were impressive. The participants came fro…

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With Vasaloppet in the Swedish mountains

24 November, 2017

A team of 19 participants from Vasaloppet met in winter wonderland Sälen to create consensus on the future of Vasaloppet with the help of LOTS®.

They were all very happy with the process and are meeting with senior Lotscoach® Hans Åkerblom again in January. Prior to this meeting…

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International certification Program in Uppsala, Sweden

09 November, 2017

More representatives in the international network of people certified as Lotscoach®.

We asked them what they think about LOTS®today and here are some of their answers:
“Great combination of philosophy and tool”
“Applicable on individual, team and what we do development”
“Excellen…

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A podcast interview with Hans Akerblom

20 October, 2017

Oskar Andermo has a series of Podcasts where he "goes walking and talking with smart people", as he says. In this episode, he chats with the creator of LOTS®, Hans Akerblom. A talk where Hans Akerblom shares the history of LOTS® and many lessons about leadership. Listen to the Po…

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Tourist organization meets with LOTS®

29 September, 2017

48 team members of Visit Dalarna spent a day to reflect deeply on how they will work and develop successfully as a team and organization.

The team members expressed their experience and motivation after the day as follows:

– Great day, we hit the nail right on the head
– It gave us …

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“This exceeded my expectations”

11 September, 2017

Amazingly knowledgeable, curios and humble strategists from Systembolaget in Sweden attended a certification program to become Lotscoach® in Uppsala, Sweden the second week of September 2017. The program was held by Lotscoach® Hans Akerblom.

“LOTS® is so much more than just the s…

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Simon Gambold on how LOTS® got the ball rolling

08 September, 2017

Simon Gambold is the VP Marketing at Henry Schein Dental, EMEA Region. Being quite high up in a company that employs more than 21 000 people around the globe, he still manages to stay in touch with his customers and finds this very important too.

Henry Schein is the world’s larges…

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Congratulations on your certification

17 August, 2017

Following five inspirational and intensive days of learning and practicing the philosophy, common language and tool of LOTS® we are happy to welcome seven new members from China, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, New Zealand, UK and Denmark to the global network of being a Lotscoach®.

As Lot…

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New members of the team of LOTS®

20 June, 2017

After an intense week they all got their certificates and posed on the balcony for the group photo. Many thanks to Magnus who had composed a song for us in the spirit of LOTS®and a lot of Five Aspects. Nice to see that people certified as Lotscoach® also have an artistic side.

–…

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Development Days connected and inspired

20 June, 2017

People eager to learn and develop themselves met again to fine tune their skills in facilitating with LOTS®.

– Not only is it fun to learn more about the possibilities with LOTS® from our senior Lotscoach® Hans Akerblom, but also to meet other people certified as Lotscoach® and …

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Feel better and make the world a better place for all of us

19 June, 2017

We can all relate to many wonderful moments at work, with family and friends, and in nature. Watching a good movie, reading an inspiring book or listening to a soulful live concert also touches our Five Aspects. These are good moments and fond memories.

What makes out a great ex…

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The creation of common values

10 May, 2017

Seventy employees from Dala Vatten och Avfall met for a day to discuss their shared values.

The employees reflected on how they should relate to each other from the perspectives: us as employees, for the boss and for those who live in, work and visit our municipalities. In order…

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“New version of LOTS® an eye opener”

08 May, 2017

Doug Smith recently upgraded his certification as a Lotscoach®.

“I did my first training with LOTS® (12.0) in 2012 and applied the process for Arla Foods in Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, China and Denmark.”

Now as an independent Lotscoach® based in Toronto, Canada, being in…

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Daniel Linde – newest member of our family of LOTS®

21 April, 2017

– I wanted to become more efficient and more appreciated at work and my good old friend Hans Akerblom, Mr LOTS® himself, offered to teach me the process. It felt really great to be taught one-on-one and in a customized pace.

Daniel Linde sees many possibilities to digitalize the…

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"I would like to stay another week"

10 April, 2017

A new team of leaders met in Uppsala, Sweden, last week to become certified as Lotscoach®. Below we share some of their feedback after getting to know LOTS®:


– A good process that leads to good reflections.
– Great training. I would like to stay another week.
– LOTS® is much mo…

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A unique insight to the Development Days with LOTS®

04 April, 2017

Exactly how educational and inspiring the Development Days with LOTS® are can be hard to grasp if you haven’t had the chance to participate yet. For those of you that are keen to learn with and from others that have been certified as Lotscoach® and develop personally and professi…

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Eager to learn and develop as Lotscoach®

10 March, 2017

People active as Lotscoach® met at Norrlands Nation in Uppsala, Sweden.

The University of Uppsala have many students coming from different parts of Sweden. Every part have their own building, so called Nation, where they can meet friends, study and party. We spent our Developmen…

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The Tillmans – new members of the family – Welcome!

06 March, 2017

Linda and Christian Tillman have had a week of learning the benefits of using LOTS® on smaller and larger real life issues. They will now support each other and practice what they have learned on a daily basis, and this will of course benefit issue owners in every field.

- My kn…

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Inspiring skills update

23 February, 2017

Maria Fahlvik and Karin Heierson attended a one-day program to update their skills as Lotscoach®.

– They acted in a very experienced way, Hans Akerblom who held the program says, and they were open to the antithesis of development. They felt inspired and they will now contribute…

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Finance corporation takes new initiatives

17 February, 2017

There are so many entrepreneurs introducing great ideas today. Zenith and Varenne supports them successfully and now they want to take it to the next step. They have now anchored the next steps in the whole team. Here are some of their thoughts:


"Great days. We are very motivate…

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New members of the family

25 January, 2017

People from different kinds of organizations met in Uppsala for an intense five-day certification program. From early morning until late in the evening they were eager to learn and use the tool of LOTS®. They learned the power of open questioning and questioning to the void, and …

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Who do we have responsibility for – an important message in a troubled time

23 December, 2016

When we are in harmony with ourselves it is quite easy to accept that we are all One and interdependent. When we get into our fears with compensation ambitions and Ego traps it is more likely that we focus too much on ourselves. Life is a constant challenge between love and fear.…

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The fear for and necessity of change

25 October, 2016

Personal change is often connected to positive energy, according to organizational change expert Jim Hemerling. Organizational change though, is often related to fear and negative thoughts.

“Change is happening every day though, even though we, as leaders and team members, occas…

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"I think of Hans every day"

14 October, 2016

I reach the art director Kenneth Hansen straight after his morning coffee in his home in Stavanger, Norway. There is no doubt that Kenneth Hansen is a creative visionary, the conversation takes us from Argentina to Mallorca, from advertising agencies and big deals to the whiskey …

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