More than ever, the Scandinavian concept of medarbeiderskap - employeeship - is relevant in workplaces that are changing from
hierarchical and leader-centered organizations to network organizations with an emphasis on resilient and sustainable development.
Johan Velten and Runar Heggen take the reader through a very interesting narrative of the origin of the Nordic model and how
employeeship has developed within this framework. The concept of employeeship is described and illustrated using models to
be used as highly relevant and practical tools in developing not only the leaders but all members of an organization. I have
never intuitively liked and understood a model and a concept the way I do with this book. Trust-Based Leadership and Employeeship
is based on many years of research and practical experience with organizational development. It is also the first research-based
book on the subject to be published in English and thus it takes the concept of employeeship beyond Scandinavia's borders.
The book will serve as an important voice in the international discourse on organizational development. Tine Svane Hansen
Assistant Professor and Vice Head of the Department of Leadership and Organization, Kristiania University College. The book
is largely a summary of Johan's experiences with organisational development across 40 years and Runars's 25 years as founder
and leader of a consulting company that has guided and supported people affected by large-scale downsizing in the industry,
as well as people who, for various reasons, have ended up outside of the workforce. What we present is largely our praxis
theory . We have attempted to assemble our subjective experiences of what constitutes good leadership and good employeeship
in a way that can sharpen the eye so that we can see more clearly what is going on and draw inspiration for growth and development,
on both an individual and an organisational level.