Oct 29, 2018
Do you bring your heart to work? Or do you play role? Are you going through the motions without revealing too much of yourself or truly engaging with the people around you? Ulrik Nerløe argues that strong organizations are built when we show up as our authentic selves, creating a culture of honesty that facilitates a meaningful connection to the work we do.
Ulrik is the founder of Unified People, a consulting firm built on the principle that ‘whole people create whole companies.’ He has 18-plus years of experience in personal and leadership development, designing sales strategy and management training programs in the IT industry as a sales manager, sales director and executive mentor. An authority in the realm of corporate culture and employee engagement, Ulrik is passionate about helping people live more consciously and release their untapped potential in every aspect of their lives. He is also the author of the bestseller The Life Bridge: Your Journey from an Unconscious to a Conscious Life.
Today, Ulrik sits down with Emerald to explain how his five-year-old son’s words, ‘Don’t you think it’s time you stopped being angry with yourself?’ propelled him to create Unified People. He discusses the connection between authentic, honest leadership and strong, results-oriented organizations. Ulrik shares his understanding of the disconnect between self-confidence and self-esteem and offers actionable advice around adapting to change and defining your own expectations. Listen in for Ulrik’s insight on the value of a mentor to show you the path, the beauty of living in the present, and the benefit of bringing your heart to work.
How the words of Ulrik’s five-year-old son inspired his calling
How authentic, transparent leaders build strong organizations
Ulrik’s mission to make work much more meaningful
The disconnect between self-confidence and self-esteem
Ulrik’s daily practice of repeating ‘you are good as you are’
The energy we waste living up to assumed expectations
Why Ulrik sees adapting to change as a mandatory tool
Ulrik’s distinction between mentoring and coaching
The value of a mentor in showing people the path
The relationship between organizational and brand culture
Ulrik’s insight on how most people miss out on the present
Ulrik’s dream to reach a global audience with his message
The challenge around daring people to discover their own value
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