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Teal Dots in an Orange World

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Erik Korsvik Østergaard introduces a comprehensive and proven model to the future of work

This book demands a shift in mindset, skillset and behaviour, if you wish to lead your organisation into the 21st century.

Teal Dots in an Orange World is soundly practical in its approach and presentation, a sequel to The Responsive Leader.

Metamorphism and adaptability are necessary components that will sustain business in future discourses.

The author’s sequential publications suggest a sense of developmentalism and re-evaluation that are both healthy to every company.

Book Details

Publisher: LID Publishing


FORMAT: 216 x 138mm

Bookbinding: Paperback w/flaps

Number of pages: 224pp

About the author

Erik is Partner and Founder of Bloch&Østergaard, a Danish leadership advisory company that provides inspiration, guidance, and implementation support to top and middle management. He is also a mentor, keynote speaker, and trusted advisor. Over the past few years, Erik has focused on codifying the mechanisms for the future of work to establish a leadership framework for modern organisations.


Based on a changing world, this book examines the act of leadership for years to come. Traversing the boundaries of culture, meaning-driven development, psychological safety, sustainability, design thinking, teamwork and decisionmaking, Østergaard delivers a deep and broad perspective of future leadership. Teal Dots in an Orange World is a cornucopia of models, overviews, illustrations and reflection exercises combined with cases taken from some of our times largest organizations in the domestic market. This book is best suited for large and ambitious organizations, but it can be read by anyone who wants a sneak peek into the future before it gets serious.

Alexandra Krautwald, Managing Director, advisory board member, keynote speaker, author and member at expert panel, Børsen Ledelse

Erik Korsvik Østergaard’s new book carries on where his last book ended with an increased understanding of the changes happening in management and organizational design. There is a need for change since many systems are hindered by old, hierarchical, linear and cultural baggage that has to find new forms in a world where fundamental structures are changing. Humanity, empathy and creativity are the way forward. Erik gives a strong input on how you can actively work on finding your own way in creating meaning and coherence for yourself as a leader, for your employees, your organization, your stakeholders and the outside world. Five teal stars to Erik’s new book.

Jesper Rønnow Simonsen, Director and mentor

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