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"One thing that’s really important to us in the Nordic countries is authenticity, we are never going to be something that we are not."

- Pernille Hippe Brun

Taking the Nordic perspectives abroad. 


This week, on the Global Denmark Podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Pernille Hippe Brun; Strategic Advisor for people and leadership at Tradeshift, and author of several books including; "Mindfulness in Organisations," "Strengths-Based Leadership Handbook" and most recently, “On The Move: Lessons for the Future from Nordic Leaders”

Listen to this fascinating conversation as we explore; Nordic values and how they can be exported to other regions, how strengths can be used to compensate for weaknesses both individually and in organizations, the power of mindfulness, and her own journey of being abroad and coming back to Denmark.

Episode Takeaways

  • On The Move: Lessons for the Future from Nordic Leaders [01:58]

  • Nordic leadership [04:20]

  • Taking Nordic leadership abroad [10:22]

  • Honoring mistakes [14:45]

  • Advice for international leaders coming to Denmark [19:13]

  • Strengths and weaknesses of Nordic leadership [21:51]

  • Identifying strengths [25:15]

  • Using psychology and mindfulness in organizations [28:50]

  • Experiences about being a Global Dane and coming back to Denmark [35:53]

  • Habits and rituals to stay sharp [43:36]

  • An event that changed perspectives [45:40]

  • Something weird, and key motivator and demotivator [49:47]

  • Dinner party invites and guiding principle for decision-making [52:47]

  • Book recommendations [56:09]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [57:36]