When someone once asked me to say in one sentence how I saw the essence of my work the following came to mind:

Leading a life with intent that leads to a meaningful existence, creating a useful legacy for others.

Human relationships are infinitely dynamic and complex, especially in the context of the global socio-economic developments of the recent past.

  • So, how might all of this play out in what we expect from ourselves and others in how we work together?
  • What motivates us to contribute our passion, knowledge and commitment?

The cause and effect of interacting trends impact us in ways that we could not have imagined before the pandemic changed our lives, leave alone well before that, a decade ago. The challenges involved, finding new business models, creating new bonds and networks between people and the organisations where they work, fascinate me. Leadership requires commitment from all of us throughout organisations and is not only the task of senior leadership. All are in positions to show initiative, creativity, courage, and with that: their leadership.

I have the great pleasure to be constantly in touch with the next generation of leaders, in its broadest definition, and enjoy the many opportunities we have to learn from each other.

I look forward to an interesting dialogue so that the work can continue to be meaningful and useful to others!

Hanneke C. Frese