We facilitate and encourage discussions on leadership,
sharing knowledge within our field of expertise.

We’re particularly focused on insights into the leadership of tomorrow, trends within digital transformation and the gig economy, and want to share with you our perspectives on these areas.


With summer looming on the horizon, many of us look back on the first months of the year and realise that time really does fly. Christmas and the winter weather really do not seem that long ago and here we are closing the first half of the year.

Alumni is growing! Right now, we are looking for two new Research Consultants to join our offices in Malmö and Stockholm. We sat down with Nordic Research Manager Louise Brondin Månsson, to hear her describe the role and what it takes to become a Research Consultant at Alumni.

Digitalisation affects every organisation, like it or not. Adaptation and transformation is essential. To find the right person, you will need to look outside their CV.

Last week the top corporate decision makers of the Öresund region gathered for the annual Alumni Spring Summit to enjoy a networking lunch and panel discussion. Guest speakers included Allison Kirkby, Lars-Johan Jarnheimer and Inka Mero.

Being a leader means dealing with people, interested parties and rapidly changing situations, often with conflicting agendas. It takes maturity to stay calm and act constructively. More specifically, social maturity.

When it comes to sustainability, the best actionable ideas are often found when you involve the organisation and focus on solving real-world problems. At Scandic, a suggestion from an employee became a new industry standard all over the world.

The idea of digital transformation makes people tremble. It may feel elusive and even frightening. But it doesn’t have to be! By recruiting people with a digital DNA to your board, you can fill two needs with one deed: enhanced performance throughout your organisation and increased diversity.

It’s no longer possible for a solitary, strong leader to have all the data to make informed decisions by themselves. Instead we depend on the diversity of expertise and perspectives that naturally comes from a dynamic group.

Alumni recently organised an event titled ’The role and responsibility of the board regarding sustainability’. We asked some of the guests the very same question: What does it take to boost the board’s sense of urgency regarding sustainability? This is what they said.

What better way to empower women than to shine a light on a few of our own female leaders at Alumni! We asked them what sustainable leadership is according to them. This is what they said.

There are two ways of overcoming competence gaps in teams. The first way is bringing in new people. The other, oftentimes more rewarding option, is optimising your existing team through assessments, audits and development.

A majority of today’s organisations do not discuss environmental impact in the boardroom. With the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals just a little more than a decade away, the time for addressing environmental issues and acting on them is now.

What makes some teams function better than others? How can you as a leader promote efficiency and creativity in your teams? One of the most important factors is psychological safety; you should strive for a team climate in which people are comfortable being themselves.

In today’s ever-changing landscape, what does it take to be a successful leader? What has changed and what will change? Here are a few perspectives on the matter from five of Alumni’s senior partners.

How effective are today’s organisations when it comes to fostering innovation? An organisation’s ability to effectively identify and develop great ideas is ultimately a question of leadership. Here are some highlights from the Harvey Nash Tech Survey 2019.

In some ways digital leadership does not differ a lot from change leadership, as it entails a great deal of driving change in behavior. In other ways it is a leadership facing challenges never before encountered, demanding an explorative mindset like never before.

Grit is proven to be correlated with productivity, but is a strategy of never giving up really as viable today as it has been in the past? Does hard work always pay off? In some cases, definitely yes – but in others, not necessarily. The trick might be to make sure to fail as fast as possible.

Over 200 board members answered our board remuneration questionnaire, providing a glimpse into how remuneration is currently perceived and what impact it might have upon the boardroom of the future.

Instead of thinking how technology will threaten or revolutionise the existing business, majority of business leaders should instead start with their current business and how it can be improved.

Digitalisation and technology development seems to be on every company’s agenda these days. We see huge potential for utilising the power of technology to enhance the professional leadership services industry.

The pros and cons of the gig economy are still being thoroughly discussed in organisations. We boil down the key points for you to keep in mind when considering Interim management in your organisation.

Together with our partners from the London Business School Leadership Institute, we sought out the biggest factors impacting your board in 2018 and beyond. Here are our biggest insights, along with some of our perspectives on the implications and recommended next steps.

Do PE firms struggle to attract female board directors? Alumni partner Catharina Mannerfelt shares insights and recommendations based on conversations with female board professionals.


Alumni was approached by a PE-firm which had recently acquired a SEK 5 billion service company from the CEO/founder.