Liquid Leader

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken School of Economics


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Who should attend

The programme is for senior leaders with the objective of sparking new thinking and action in individual, company and ecosystem levels.

About the course

Creating clarity about the future is a challenge most business leaders are facing in their role. Global trends and technologies are shaping the market at the same time as they create challenges to align the organisation and people to capitalise on the opportunities. By participating in the Liquid Leader programme you will become a more confident leader and a decision maker who inspires your team. Identify the opportunities and risks in your industry, actively shape your market and lead the culture within your company.

The program helps you turn future trends into strategies, to learn from pitfalls and success factors, to create powerful collaboration models and define the cornerstones of how to lead your teams to great results. We will hear from world class faculty and get inspired from great success stories and you will be guided to turn your insights into action during the journey.

Programme content & structure

From global trends and innovation to action. A future view on global trends and how technologies are transforming businesses. Create an innovation culture in your organisation and navigate threats and opportunities around you.

Shape your market and delight your customers. Engaging and shaping your market and adding value with sustainability at the core of your business. Creating and developing new businesses, ensuring genuine demand for your product and collaborating with your customer.

Energise your people and create high performance. Building a foundation for high performing teams, creating great company culture and an empowering purpose. Leading networks, virtual teams and self-leading organisations.

Benefits & value

  • Get a clear understanding how global trends impact both the market, your company and your business model.
  • Identify the threats and opportunities around your business and plan forward.
  • Understand how to design development initiatives together with your customer.
  • Insights how to adapt the market to your business and how to link sustainability to your core business.
  • Get relevant models to drive change and understand how to lead in a complex world to energise your people and create high performance.


Mattias Axelson

Managing innovation partnerships and spin-off ventures  Mattias Axelson (PhD) is a reseracher at the Centre for Innovation and Operations Management at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is also Deputy Research Director at FOI, Division for Defence Analysis. He has worked in the areas of s...

Kjell Nordstrom

Kjell Anders Nordström is a Swedish economist, writer and public speaker. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is a guru of the new world of business. In 2009 Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him and his partner Jonas Ridder...

Patrick Furu

Patrick's research has focused on new emerging models of leadership. He has published internationally on topics such as leadership in jazz bands, knowledge creation and transfer in multinational companies, as well as on the role of the board of directors in medium-sized companies. He has extensiv...

Sari Kola

Sari is working as Senior Consultant at Spinverse in long-term projects with focus on strategic design and implementation of open innovation ecosystems. Before joining Spinverse in June 2018, Sari has been working in various companies and industries in four continents. She has thorough understa...

Kaj Storbacka

Kaj Storbacka is Professor, Markets and Strategy at the University of Auckland Business School's Graduate School of Management. He has previously been Professor of Sales and Account Management at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands and Professor of Marketing Strategy at Hanken S...

Andreas Forsberg

Andreas Forsberg is a leadership anthropologist , an observer and a behavioral analyst. He is the founder and CEO of Leading High Performance Ltd. He is passionate about creating an engaging and inspiring working environment where people and ideas thrive. He has worked with leaders from many diff...

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