Advisor Erik Østergaard Offers Proven Model for Modern Leadership in His Debut Book, “The Responsive Leader: How to Be a Fantastic Leader in a Constantly Changing World”

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The Leadership Book That HR Experts Are Calling “A Crucial Reference Point for Leaders in the Post-Digital Age”

The Responsive Leader by Erik Østergaard

The Responsive Leader by Erik Østergaard

“It’s clear the world of work is changing, which means leadership is also changing. This book is a great framework for becoming the leader all of our organizations so desperately need.” -Jacob Morgan, best-selling author, speaker, and futurist

The world is changing, and in the current VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) landscape, many leaders and organizations are seeking how to lead under rapidly changing circumstances. Undoubtedly, this so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” demands new approaches to leadership, forcing managers to shift their mindset, skillset, and behavior.

In his timely book, “The Responsive Leader: How To Be a Fantastic Leader in a Constantly Changing World” (LID Publishing, 2018), author and leadership advisor Erik Korsvik Østergaard offers a proven model for responding to this ever-changing Fourth Industrial Revolution. Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience working with IT, strategy, and organizational change management in the engineering, financial, energy, IT, and pharmaceutical industries, Østergaard thoughtfully applies his insights and observations from his time as a manager of both teams and projects, and from advising and working with numerous leaders, to provide his readers with clear and useful methods, tools, and frameworks for adapting a flexible, responsive leadership style and guiding philosophy that matches the requirements of the 21st century.

“The Responsive Leader” consists of three overall components: An in-depth description of the MINDSET of the future of work and motivation for engaging in it; a walk-through of the MODELS, as applied to the domains of running an organization; and a description of how to dose and MIX the different elements, avoiding evangelism and extremes.

While Østergaard acutely understands the negative, dystopic framing that can inevitably come along with the rapid change associated with the VUCA-shrouded workplace, he absolutely approaches change management from a positive angle. “A positive and optimistic paradigm shift is emerging, putting engagement, relationship, inclusion, freedom, and leadership at the center—both for employees and customers.” Østergaard adds, “Leaders who master this paradigm shift have to understand both old and new methodologies, gravitate towards the new paradigm, and know how to combine and deliver them in a responsive way.”

“The Responsive Leader” is available for pre-order on Amazon (retail price: $22.95) and will be released for sale in the US on May 8, 2018.

Advance praises for “The Responsive Leader” include:

“Some very solid learning! Useful for all modern leaders, and filled with methods to apply.”
-Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 Company, and co-author of “Helping People Win at Work”

“Commentating, challenging, and then comforting leaders into their new sensibilities, this book is likely to become the reference point for those of us who know we need to upgrade our leadership operating system.” -Perry Timms, founder and chief energy officer of People and Transformational HR, and author of “Transformational HR”

“It’s clear the world of work is changing, which means leadership is also changing. This book is a great framework for becoming the leader all of our organizations so desperately need.”
-Jacob Morgan, best-selling author, speaker, and futurist

About Erik Østergaard:
Erik Korsvik Østergaard (M.Sc.) is a trusted advisor and has worked as a manager, project manager, and consultant for nearly 20 years, focusing on leadership, change management, and organizational development. He has a burning passion for the future of work and the ongoing paradigm shift in leadership. He has specific experience with new leadership practices in daily life and cross-cultural setups, and has developed several tools to implement it—with strong, measurable results. Østergaard acts as a keynote speaker, change driver, mentor, and guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. Additionally, he’s a keen jazz pianist. Visit: https://blochoestergaard.dk/

About LID Publishing:
LID Publishing specializes in working with business authors and organizations to help them develop content to promote their brand, message, and expertise. Founded in 1993, LID has over 1,700 authors and continues to add approximately 120 new titles each year. Visit: http://lidpublishing.com/

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