June 20, 2013
Municipality Branding: Lego or Low-taxes?
Recently, I have experienced how branding is no longer only for private companies, as local authorities are well on their way in the process of creating their own authentic brands. This realization came after a debate at the Danish ‘People Meeting’ (“Folkemødet”) on last Thursday. We ...
March 14, 2013
Design and Identity
Authenticity is not what you think it is!
Authenticity, that has something to do with spelt bread, organic food and vintage furniture. Has it not? In a recent piece in the New Statesman Steven Poole asks: Why are we so obsessed with the pursuit of authenticity? At Stagis we find such questions exhilarating since we advice organization on ho ...
February 8, 2013
Creativity and Leadership
Kierkegaard and authentic leadership
It is 2013, and thereby the 200th birthday of Kierkegaard the world famous Danish philosopher. But what could a 19th century philosopher, discussing the fear and trembling of old testament Abraham possibly say about leadership, authenticity and organization today? In a sense Kierkegaard tries to und ...