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Here you can read my thoughts, insights and updates about Hoist Finance, market developments and trends.

Klaus-Anders Nysteen

Move On Up

SEPT 3, 2020 - I discussed with one of my colleagues today, how to speak to our colleagues’ hearts, and not only to their brains. Leadership is frequently about making people do what they otherwise wouldn’t do by themselves. To do that, it is important to be fact-based and analytical, but I don’t think this is sufficient. We also need to speak with the voice of the dreamer: “Move on up, and keep on wishing, remember your dream is your only scheme, so keep on pushing”

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Call sign CHAOS

JUNE 9, 2020 - From my experience we cannot underestimate the need to talk about strategy, frequently and through multiple channels. If the organization doesn’t know the strategic intentions, how can we expect great execution? And also, if we haven’t allowed for local decision-making and flexibility to adjust and adapt to what’s actually happening on the ground, there will be incoherence and hesitance. Trust is just so much better than control...

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Moving in

JUNE 3, 2020 - Do you remember the first time you moved in with another person? Did you end up with double sets of coffee cups and cutlery, different chairs and two sofas? And what did you have to do? You had to compromise. Perhaps one sofa had to go or you ended up trading them both for a better model. Well, the business world isn’t that different...

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Covid19 message from CEO

MAR 19 2020 - Our business continuity plans have been tested and proved themselves to be robust. I am very happy to see how quickly we have been able to adapt. For obvious reasons we don’t know how long this situation will last, but we are ready to deliver in these difficult times. Our priority is to keep our colleagues safe and to help the governments in their efforts to #FlattenTheCurve. 

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