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Author Archives: Ken Ley

Unboss – more than just a philosophy

Are you familiar with the philosophy behind the term ‘Unboss’? Have you read the 2012 book that introduced the concept of the ‘Unbossed organisation’ yet? Did you find yourself among the sceptics initially dismissing the idea saying: “This is fine but will never work in real life”? Well, now some of the first experiences and results have started to arise, and they show that the mindset does in fact work! Continue reading »

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What is a meaningful job?

If your job feels meaningful to you only because it has a big paycheck attached, you may be in for a big disappointment. On the other hand, if you can explain why your job makes the world a better place, you might be on to something.

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Social Media is mostly about… me!

On July 30, 2014, the Danish Social Scientist and Historian, Michael Böss, pitched a commentary in the Danish national daily, Berlingske Tidende, about how we – the primate Homo Sapiens – use Social Media. This made me think about the monkeys with the sticks. Continue reading »

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Are you laughing enough at work?

Laughter is most likely not the first thing you think of when you are asked to reflect on your job. Except perhaps if you are a stand-up comedian or a circus clown. But maybe we should start including the sheer concept of ‘laughter’ when planning our work.

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Happier without the sour bungle

Do you belong to that part of frequent Facebook-users who are starting to feel a bit nauseated – or just plainly annoyed – by the growing amount of cackle and bungle in that forum? And do you overall believe, that the foundation for creating peace and a better world for all is our mutual ability and obligation to talk to each other respectfully and take joy in other people’s happiness and luck? Well, there is another option! Continue reading »

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Jim Al-Khalili – An Ambassador of Science

One has to keep one’s mind fit and up-to-speed, when a global financial crisis leaves the number of possibilities at a low. Obviously a good deal of physical exercise helps – be it a jog in the woods or a swim in the pool. But by accident (or incident) I stumbled across a guy who has caught my full attention in the past few weeks, causing me to leave behind sneakers and several books, and exercise my brain instead. Continue reading »

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Why work more than 40 hours?

I love to work – also when it requires more than the standard 40 hours a week. But does working more make any sense? The answer is of course both ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.

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Rumination – or how not to bring a cow to bed

Everyone alive needs time to reflect – or to ‘ruminate’ – in order to stay alive, so to speak. According to Coach Chris MacDonald this is the most obvious thing to most enlightened people in the industrialized world. The question then is: Why the h… don’t we take time of to ruminate? Continue reading »

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Working the competency profile

Doing your Competency Profile sheet is not as easy as one might think. I’m doing mine these days – for the first time in 11 years. Continue reading »

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Ken Ley – now in English

A new blog has entered the blogosphere. contains the thoughts and comments of Kenneth Ley Milling primarily on kournalism, politics, leadership and not least how they are conducted. Continue reading »

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