GunnarSahlin
– As a governmental agency manager, Chief Librarian, politician and researcher, I have built up a large national network in different sectors, says Gunnar Sahlin.

We live in a society with rapid and major changes and my contribution is, among others, to develop organizations and support leadership in the transition to the digital world that continuously restructures. Technology development, social media, rapid product development and customers with many choices are a few factors that place high demands on leadership. To develop leadership and strengthen the entire organization is a major challenge.

Leadership lives, however, not its own life but is combined with personal development. Both leadership development and personal development are ongoing. For me it has always seemed most meaningful to the various tasks to develop one’s own leadership but also contribute to the development of others. The various efforts to help employees, project managers and executives lifting and taken clear steps in its development has always bestowed joy. The management team has been an important tool in my own leadership positions as well as head of agency in previous roles. Creating a shared vision of the purpose and goals of the group’s work, the creation of work forms, and assessing the totality of the management teams is stimulating.

As a governmental agency manager, Chief Librarian, politician and researcher, I have built up a large national network in different sectors. International engagement has also been essential for me. Board memberships and other efforts have built up knowledge and experience in working internationally, while creating a large international network.

From one’s own leadership, the focus now is on facilitating others’ leadership. In my consulting role, I work also to build and strengthen a proactive and communicative leadership with coaching, consulting, developing management teams and support the entire development of organizations. My work is mainly oriented towards knowledge organizations, in essence, universities, colleges and other educational institutions, but I also work for other public organizations, private companies and interest organizations NGOs.

For more detailed information about my experience, please see my CV.