CPH Postcast
2nd Roundtable Discussion - Featuring Louise Orbesen,  Dr. Poornima Luthra &  Sandy Mackenzie

2nd Roundtable Discussion - Featuring Louise Orbesen, Dr. Poornima Luthra & Sandy Mackenzie

March 14, 2020

A discussion about the future of work and leadership, cognitive diversity as well as openness and vulnerability

Sandy Mackenzie - How do we give our children the tools to succeed now and in the future?

Sandy Mackenzie - How do we give our children the tools to succeed now and in the future?

February 3, 2020

How do we give our children the tools to succeed now and in the future?

Join the Global Denmark Podcast for an insightful conversation as we sit down with the Director of Copenhagen International School, Sandy Mackenzie. 

Sandy has been a school leader in China, the United States, the UK, and now in Denmark. In this wide-ranging conversation, we explored; innovation in the educational sector, the importance of emotional intelligence and global perspectives, the role of CIS, the 17 SDGs, inclusion, the experience of being an expat leader in Denmark and much more.

Episode Takeaways

  • Copenhagen International School and its role in society [2:20]

  • Global talents and international school options [4:00]

  • Helping students adapt to their changing environments  [5:30] 

  • Self-regulation and mindfulness as parts of the curriculum [10:10]

  • The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) [16:30]

  • The importance of cultivating a global mindset [20:30]

  • Leveraging cognitive diversity [22:30]

  • Differences in dominant cultures around the world [25:00]

  • Danish and IB qualifications for higher education [32:40]

  • Daily habits and routines to optimize performance [35:37]

  • Special event and challenging personality trait [37:50]

  • Something weird and dinner party invites [42:00]

  • Guiding principles and mentors [47:00]

  • Book recommendations [49:56]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [53:00]

The Global Denmark Podcast - 1st Roundtable Discussion (Part 2)

The Global Denmark Podcast - 1st Roundtable Discussion (Part 2)

January 27, 2020

The Global Denmark Podcast is proud to announce a brand new roundtable format where we dig deeper into the lessons to and from Denmark.

Join our inaugural roundtable as we welcome back podcast alumni Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, Chris Shern, Managing Director of IME Fond/Henley Business School and Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity. 

This is a 2 part series where we discuss; the social welfare state model, Nordic leadership values, diversity and inclusion issues and how it affects global talent attraction.

The Global Denmark Podcast - 1st Roundtable Discussion (Part 1)

The Global Denmark Podcast - 1st Roundtable Discussion (Part 1)

January 20, 2020

The Global Denmark Podcast is proud to announce a brand new roundtable format where we dig deeper into the lessons to and from Denmark.

Join our inaugural roundtable as we welcome back podcast alumni Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, Chris Shern, Managing Director of IME Fond/Henley Business School and Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity. 

This is part 1 of a 2 part series where we discuss; the social welfare state model, Nordic leadership values, diversity and inclusion issues and how it affects global talent attraction.

The Global Denmark Podcast - Kick Off 2020

The Global Denmark Podcast - Kick Off 2020

January 14, 2020

This podcast is a mini-episode featuring our hosts, Ed Ley and Thomas Mulhern

Natasha Friis Saxberg - Tech, Innovation & Incentive Structures

Natasha Friis Saxberg - Tech, Innovation & Incentive Structures

December 20, 2019

Join the Global Denmark Podcast for an insightful conversation as we sit down with Natasha Friis Saxberg; CEO of IT-Branchen, author, digital strategist, and entrepreneur.

Natasha has worked with start-ups and corporations for two decades. She has previously worked as the Head of Venture Development at Maersk Growth and Head of Future Growth at Atea. She’s a TEDx Speaker, founder of several SaaS start-ups, and currently also serves as the Deputy Chairman at the Foundation for Social Responsibility.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we explored; the first technological revolution, the value-chain evolution and horizontal collaboration, innovation teams within corporations, accelerating growth in start-ups, and much more.

Episode Takeaways

  • The impact of technology and the fourth industrial revolution [2:15]

  • The challenges of collaboration [6:00]

  • Why companies should think about bigger problems [10:32]

  • Chaos, uncertainty, and data [11:52]

  • The incentive structure [15:38]

  • How companies can remove fear [19:25]

  • Innovation in Denmark vs. other cultures [21:17]

  • Innovation hubs [24:50]

  • Dealing with a system that isn’t set up for innovation [32:00]

  • Thoughts on universal basic income [39:35]

  • Daily habits and routines to stay sharp [42:26]

  • Special event and something weird about Natasha [44:49]

  • Best advice and dinner invites [49:28]

  • Book recommendations and life principle [52:30]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [58:15]

Kay Xander Mellish - Denmark vs USA: How do Danes and Americans misunderstand each other?

Kay Xander Mellish - Denmark vs USA: How do Danes and Americans misunderstand each other?

December 16, 2019

Denmark vs USA: How do Danes and Americans misunderstand each other? 

Janteloven, micromanagement, and the prodigious use of the exclamation point: just a few of the conflicts that arise as part of the generally friendly relationship between Americans and Danes. Join us as we discuss these topics and much more with Kay Xander Mellish, a US-Danish dual citizen, keynote speaker, and author of several books including the bestsellers, “How to Live in Denmark” and “How to Work in Denmark,” and her most recent, “Working with Americans – Tips for Danes.”

Episode Takeaways

  • Tips for Danes to work with Americans [2:26]

  • Jante-law and Danish humor [8:16]

  • The blindspot of Danish openness [11:25]

  • How to work in Denmark and the power distance in Danish workplaces [17:29]

  • Mistakes Danes make in English [21:57]

  • The “hidden rules” at Danish workplaces [23:46]

  • Internationalisation in Denmark [25:56]

  • Why Denmark is attracting young people [28:15]

  • Daily habits and routines to stay mentally and physically sharp [31:43]

  • Voiceover and podcasts [32:49]

  • Life-changing events and lessons learned [34:29]

  • Mentors in childhood and coming to Denmark [35:27]

  • Biggest motivator and demotivator, and something weird [39:04]

  • Dinner party invites and life-guiding principle [40:44]

  • Book recommendations and favorite failure [44:02]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [47:27]

Christine Bosse - Leadership in Balance

Christine Bosse - Leadership in Balance

December 9, 2019

What is leadership in balance and how and why should we empower middle management in 2019?

Join us as we discuss these topics and much more with former group CEO of Tryg, member of countless boards and one of Financial Times top 25 businesswomen in the world, Christine Bosse.

Episode Takeaways

  • Leadership in Balance [2:30]

  • Movement, balance, and consciousness - the philosophy behind leadership [3:33]

  • Incorporating the sustainability goals [7:23]

  • Middle managers’ dilemma and barriers [8:51]

  • Job descriptions of middle managers [14:50]

  • Gender diversity in management [15:57]

  • The cognitive biases [21:12]

  • Creating a leadership team [22:34]

  • Giving middle managers the time to think [25:07]

  • Daily habits to stay mentally and physically sharp, and the benefits of winter swimming [28:46]

  • Life-defining experiences and the impact of growing up in a dual-cultural family [33:05]

  • Challenging personality trait, biggest motivator and something weird [36:40]

  • Julefrokost guests and best life advice [41:17]

  • Mentors in life and book recommendations [43:36]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [48:31]

Ed Ley - Optimizing Mental & Physical Health

Ed Ley - Optimizing Mental & Physical Health

December 3, 2019

This week the Global Denmark Podcast features a very special guest, our very own Ed Ley.
Ed Ley is the owner of Absolute Health, host of the Global Denmark Podcast, and a first mover in optimizing mental & physical health for both CEOs & top athletes.

Join the conversation; where Ed discusses with Thomas Mulhern how he optimizes mental & physical health, the connection between the mind and the body, one's behaviour and their environment, the process of self-exploration, and how to challenge discomforts.​

Episode Takeaways

  • How Ed helps leaders optimize performance [02:38]

  • Body-mind connection [05:20]

  • The ideal environment to optimize health [10:40]

  • Ed’s story [17:00]

  • Moving to Denmark [26:45]

  • Health in Denmark vs. the UK [32:10]

  • Habits and routines to optimize performance [36:00]

  • Experiences that gave a leap forward [41:18]

  • Self-regulation and weird talent [44:45]

  • Dinner invite and values [46:45]

  • Mentors and books [49:10]

  • Lessons for Denmark and closing comments [51:20]

Kim Bildsøe Lassen - What’s the status and impact of Brexit?

Kim Bildsøe Lassen - What’s the status and impact of Brexit?

November 25, 2019

What’s the status and impact of Brexit? 

Join us in this fascinating and insightful conversation as we interview award-winning journalist and DR’s correspondent in the UK, Kim Bildsøe Lassen.

Episode Takeaways

  • The status of Brexit [2:53]

  • Why Brexit? Why remain? [5:36]

  • Misinformation in the society and the longing of the glorious time [8:45]

  • Factors behind misinformation [12:56]

  • Pursuing the objectivity in journalism [15:08]

  • The general election and its influence on Brexit [21:21]

  • Politics in 2016 and the hope for changes thereafter [27:25]

  • Trust and its relation to the British and the American societies [33:03]

  • Daily habits and routines to keep sharp and benefits from meditation [39:27]

  • Life-changing experience and something weird [44:33]

  • Dinner invitation and teacher or mentor in life [47:14]

  • Life-guiding quote and book recommendation [50:48]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [53:35]