Mikael Trolle is the CEO of Idonea and Dream & Details Academy. He has formerly held the position of CEO, Sports Director, and Head Coach in Volleyball Denmark.
Mikael’s volleyball career spanned eight years as an international volleyball player, followed by 21 years in head coaching positions at club and international levels, summing up 342 matches spearheading the men’s national team. That led to a role as Sports Director and CEO in Volleyball Danmark.
As a keynote speaker, consultant and corporate advisor, Mikael has worked with numerous Danish and International companies and organizations.
He is a lecturer and speaker at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School Executive High-Performance Leadership programs, Southern Methodist University in Texas, and IE Business School in Madrid.
Mikael Trolle has an M.Sc. in Biology and Sports Science from the University of Copenhagen. He is the co-author (with Jim Hagemann Snabe) of Dreams and Details (2018), of Sportens Største Ledere (with Peter Brüchmann), and of Den Store Præstation (with Allan Levann).
Jim Hagemann Snabe is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, board member C3.AI, member of WEF Board of Trustees and former Chairman of the Board of A.P. Møller–Mærsk.
Jim’s career in the IT industry has spanned more than 25 years, during which he held several leadership and executive roles. In 2008 he was appointed to the executive board of SAP, responsible for innovation and product development. From 2010 to 2014, he was joint CEO with Bill McDermott, heralding a new era for the software giant.
In 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller–Mærsk A/S. The latter of these two he handed over to his successor in 2022.
As a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum, Jim is actively engaged in efforts related to the Digital Transformation of business and society.
He has an MSc (economics and business administration) from Aarhus University in Denmark and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. He is co-author (with Mikael Trolle) of Dreams and Details (2018) and (with Lars Thinggaard) of Tech for Life (2020).
What do winning the next season in Formula 1, creating the successful Netflix TV-series The Killing, coaching the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series and leading a business through digital disruption have in common?
A lot according to Dreams and Details. They all require leadership to solve the most challenging dilemma in business: How do you reinvent an organization from a position of strength?
Dreams and Details explores the shifting business logic of the 4th industrial revolution and looks at how exponential developments require a new type of leadership. The book unfolds a new leadership model based on dreams and details: the power of dreams to inspire people to be part of something meaningful and exciting, and the attention to details that develop new capabilities and accelerate the transformation of the organization.
In a world of digital disruption, Dreams and Details helps leaders at all levels develop and unleash human potential to achieve exceptional performance. It is time for Dreams and Details. It is time for the next season in business and society.
“Dreams and Details inspires leaders to replace bureaucracy with human creativity and defines a new leadership model for continuous reinvention in a world of relentless change”.
– Gary Hamel, Management expert, author and Visiting Professor at London Business School.