Online Courses

Online Courses

Improve your leadership with my online courses that you can study when it fits you. They are for you if you are either a new manager, want to learn to manage difficult conversations and to use leadership styles more effectively.

Enroll Now

Markus Amanto

About Markus

Markus Amanto is a highly appreciated author, speaker and trainer from Scandinavia. He has worked with organisations, leaders and individuals in Asia, Europe and North America for over 20 years. Clients include University of Stockholm, Kongsberg Automotive, AstraZeneca, Pitney Bowes, Tetra Pak and Int. Council of Swedish Industry.

Learn more about Markus

Ok, so lets clarify right away that it was not a major crash in any way, some cuts and bruises only (and slightly momentarily battered self-confidence), but it provided some major lessons upon reflection. 

I realize that I am probably a bit of a learning (and teaching) nerd, but my first thought after the crash, after checking that all bones and joints were still in their right places, was to ask myself: "What happened here?", "What can I learn from it?" and finally "How can I use that in the future?".

Read more: Rollerblade crash lessons...

In the midst of recording videos for the English translation of our highly appreciated distance learning for leaders, I had a little break and got inspired to share 3 quick questions with you.

The three questions in this short video, that you ask yourself before giving somebody feedback, will make a huge difference in whether your feedback has the desired effect or not.

Read more: Top Secret (well, not really)! 3 Questions to Make Your Feedback Work

Leadership is influence. Leadership is a mandate you are given in a relationship that allows you to influence the other person.

However, there is a definite prerequisite for leadership to happen. That is, there first needs to be contact.

Without that initial contact no leadership is possible.

So the first task of the leader is to create contact. This contact has two different aspects. 

Read more: No contact, no leadership

In updating one of our company web sites I stumbled upon a video I recorded a few years back about five quick tips for better communication in your leadership. I recorded it first in Swedish and then in English. 

The Swedish version we promoted here and there and it has been on of our most watched clips on YouTube, but this English one was sort of lost in the archives as we forgot to post it more visibly.

Read more: A video from the good old times...

Get my free emails with tips, ideas and thoughts on how you can improve your leadership, as well as updates on my courses and special discounts.