It's an Inside Job

From Soldier to CEO of Solwr Robotics: Torbjørn Krogen's Story of Leadership, Innovation, & Resilience.

May 29, 2023 Jason Birkevold Liem Season 3 Episode 22
From Soldier to CEO of Solwr Robotics: Torbjørn Krogen's Story of Leadership, Innovation, & Resilience.
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It's an Inside Job
From Soldier to CEO of Solwr Robotics: Torbjørn Krogen's Story of Leadership, Innovation, & Resilience.
May 29, 2023 Season 3 Episode 22
Jason Birkevold Liem

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Torbjørn Krogen, a former army officer, business manager and serial entrepreneur.
20 years’ experience from business development mainly within the technology domain. Leadership and management experience from start-ups to C-level positions. Founder of several technology start-ups, ranging from software applications and apps to hardware and robotics. CEO and co-founder of Solwr Group - a Norwegian based logtech company.

Spent the pandemic to turn around a failing software company, develop a world class innovative robotics start-up, merging them both under the Solwr brand and successfully bringing products to the market. 

Torbjørn´s take-home tips:

Some concise ideas on how to further develop mental resilience in your self and others through leadership, mindset and organizational culture. How "after-action-reviews" help reduce uncertainties, relieve stress and capture lessons learned for future use.

In this episode, Torbjørn and I explore the questions and issues around the following:

  • What did you learn about yourself in the military and how do you apply those insights to through you are today?
  • Could you elaborate on centralise command and decentralise control and how important it is for autonomy and communication?
  • What is commanders intent and how do you use it?
  • What is the reason it is important to develop semi autonomous teams?
  • Why is the debrief such an important aspect after a mission has been completed and how can it be used in organisations?
  • Could you please elaborate on your philosophy of "hire for attitude, train for skills"?
  • How important is a feedback culture? 
  • How does your company establish is psychologically safe and sound working environment?

Torbjørn Krogen's  contact information: 
LinkedIn:        @TorbjørnKrogen
Facebook:      @TorbjørnKrogen
Instagram:    @TorbjørnKrogen
Website:        https://www.solwr.com/

REFERENCES:
S1 E3:
Overthinking Narrative 1: Are you an Imposter? Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome
S2 E4:
How to Reclaim Your Power & Find Strength. Interview with Dr. Ann Kaplan: Award-winning entrepreneur, author, and media personality.
S2 E8:
Advice for the overworked & the under appreciated. Lucy Brazier OBE: Publisher, CEO & Advocate of Administrative Professionals.
S3 E2:
How to Build an Inclusive Culture. Tove Selnes, Chief People Officer at Storebrand.

CONNECT WITH ME:
webpage:   www.MINDtalk.no
Instagram  @itsaninsidejob_MINDtalk
LinkedIn:    @JasonLiem
Twitter:      @MINDtalkCoach

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Torbjørn Krogen, a former army officer, business manager and serial entrepreneur.
20 years’ experience from business development mainly within the technology domain. Leadership and management experience from start-ups to C-level positions. Founder of several technology start-ups, ranging from software applications and apps to hardware and robotics. CEO and co-founder of Solwr Group - a Norwegian based logtech company.

Spent the pandemic to turn around a failing software company, develop a world class innovative robotics start-up, merging them both under the Solwr brand and successfully bringing products to the market. 

Torbjørn´s take-home tips:

Some concise ideas on how to further develop mental resilience in your self and others through leadership, mindset and organizational culture. How "after-action-reviews" help reduce uncertainties, relieve stress and capture lessons learned for future use.

In this episode, Torbjørn and I explore the questions and issues around the following:

  • What did you learn about yourself in the military and how do you apply those insights to through you are today?
  • Could you elaborate on centralise command and decentralise control and how important it is for autonomy and communication?
  • What is commanders intent and how do you use it?
  • What is the reason it is important to develop semi autonomous teams?
  • Why is the debrief such an important aspect after a mission has been completed and how can it be used in organisations?
  • Could you please elaborate on your philosophy of "hire for attitude, train for skills"?
  • How important is a feedback culture? 
  • How does your company establish is psychologically safe and sound working environment?

Torbjørn Krogen's  contact information: 
LinkedIn:        @TorbjørnKrogen
Facebook:      @TorbjørnKrogen
Instagram:    @TorbjørnKrogen
Website:        https://www.solwr.com/

REFERENCES:
S1 E3:
Overthinking Narrative 1: Are you an Imposter? Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome
S2 E4:
How to Reclaim Your Power & Find Strength. Interview with Dr. Ann Kaplan: Award-winning entrepreneur, author, and media personality.
S2 E8:
Advice for the overworked & the under appreciated. Lucy Brazier OBE: Publisher, CEO & Advocate of Administrative Professionals.
S3 E2:
How to Build an Inclusive Culture. Tove Selnes, Chief People Officer at Storebrand.

CONNECT WITH ME:
webpage:   www.MINDtalk.no
Instagram  @itsaninsidejob_MINDtalk
LinkedIn:    @JasonLiem
Twitter:      @MINDtalkCoach

Support the Show.


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