The Responsive Leader

How to Be a Fantastic Leader in a Constantly Changing World

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
210 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2018
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Author Biography

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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite

The Responsive Leader: How to Be a Fantastic Leader in a Constantly Changing World by Erik Korsvik Østergaard is the kind of book that helps business leaders who are looking to adapt and thrive in the future of work environments. Breaking it down in a simple, easy to read manner, Østergaard shows that the true testament of a successful business is how fully its leaders are able to blend their knowledge of leadership and management with this new age of technology, the so called "Fourth Industrial Revolution". In The Responsive Leader, Østergaard shows readers how to align the organizational mission and goals with current society to create a well engineered environment. Drawing on his experience as an engineer, the author guides the reader expertly through his thought processes, highlighting resources and changing the way we think about business.

The Responsive Leader by Erik Korsvik Østergaard is a well written and informative text. It is written in a way that makes for easy consumption and provides a great range of insights from which businesses and organizations of all levels will be able to glean many helpful tips, as Østergaard busts myths that may hold industry back and limit growth. It's certainly a book that will open many readers' eyes. In an exhaustive text, Østergaard leaves no stone unturned with The Responsive Leader as he seeks to encourage business owners to remain relevant to their employees and customers. He also provides a great resource for those looking to take their business to extraordinary heights.