Founded in 2005, IOL Tool has been scientifically validated and consistently proven to improve leadership qualities, effectiveness and the bottom line.
Our ongoing partnership with international consultant Anders Hedin, Ph.D., Associate Prof., ensures IOL Tool remains a cutting edge product for game changing efficiency in your development or organization.
With a background in cancer research, Anders has over 18 years of corporate experience as a manager in multinational organizations, including 4 years of global responsibility. This experience, coupled with 14 years as a successful international leadership consultant, makes him uniquely qualified to deliver results to a global market.
The experienced managers and researchers, Ingrid Enander, Ph.D., and Maria Lundberg, Ph.D., met in 2005 at an Executive MBA program at the prestigious Uppsala University in Sweden. With extensive academic research backgrounds and vast corporate managerial experience, they set out to redefine the way leadership is understood. They focused on the idea of generalizing leadership into styles, groups or characteristics and simplified it to the idea of leading people on an individual basis.
They called this idea Individual Oriented Leadership (IOL), on the basis that the most successful leaders have the ability to practice different leadership styles to motivate different individuals.
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