31 May Osvald Bjelland: My father taught me not to cut corners!
Xynteo Chairman and CEO, Osvald Bjelland spoke at the Leadership Vanguard exchange in Berlin about being a leader who is ready for the future.
He said, “as leaders, you can be fit for the future only if people trust you, and that doesn’t come for free – it depends on your actions”.
Bjelland shared his views on what it means to be a leader who is prepared to reimagine growth as we know it and lead in the future. “Systems wear you out or wait you out. You need to be prepared.”
He shared a lesson he learned from his father: “Do not cut corners. That’s the essence of a leadership mindset fit for the future!”
Osvald Bjelland has a PhD from the University of Leeds, where his thesis focused on the role of leadership in deploying IT to transform information -intensive organisations. He also has an MBA from Brunel University in the UK, and a BA from the Norwegian School of Management. He is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University.