Erik Korsvik Østergaard

Partner, Leadership Advisor

Erik creates value as senior management consultant, trusted C-level advisor, strategist and executor, at several international large and small organizations.

He provides expert opinions on future leadership, purpose-driven leadership, UNBOSS and much more.

Pronunciation of Østergaard, using IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): øsdɐgɒʔ

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    Erik (b. 1973) is partner in Bloch&Østergaard, which he founded in 2013.

    He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the Technical University of Copenhagen with a thesis in chaos mathematics, and has an EBA in cross-cultural project management.

    He has worked with leadership, change management, and organisational transformation in +15 years, as manager, project manager and consultant – and has a burning passion for leadership and engagement.

    He has specific experience with New Practice Leadership in daily life, and has developed several tools to implement it – with good, measurable results.

    In addition he acts as mentor, speaker, inspirator, and motivator. He is a regular guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and is also a keen jazz pianist, song writer, and singer in his own band.

    Selected work

    +100 speaks on the future of leadership and organizations
    C-level advisory and coaching
    Transformation programs
    Leadership courses, engagements, and workshops
    Mentor engagements
    Advisory Board memberships

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    Publications and Articles

    The Mindset of a Leader, by Erik Korsvik Østergaard

    Fremtidens forandringer kræver ny lydhør lederrolle, Ledelse i Dag, June 2016, by Erik Korsvik Østergaard

    Den danske transformation – profit skal give mening, Ledelse i Dag, August 2015, cowritten with Maiken Piil

    Articles and blog posts

    Appears in “Lederens GPS til sociale medier” by Astrid Haug

    Appears in “Gurubogen” with an article on innovation, curated by Jonathan Løw

    Selected media appearances

    Two-hour key note about the future leadership (in Danish)

    Our own podcast about the future of leadership (in Danish)

    An interview for the podcast VOVESTYKKET about entrepreneurship and teams (in Danish)

    A long interview for the HK SAMDATA podcast (in Danish) about continous learning and education in the workplace.

    Appears in DojoLIVE! with an hour on future of work: “Do I REALLY need a manager?”

    Interview for the podcast “The Reimagining Work Podcast” about the future of work and the future of leadership.

    Interview for the podcast “Help Marketing” about how to conduct an organizational network analysis

    Interview for the podcast “Startupsnakken” about engagement and leadership in a startup