Corona/Covid19 Update

Free resources to support remote working

Given the present need to work from home, and to lead those who work at home, all resources are allocated to making the LeapCards and corresponding remote engagement expertise available in global B2B, Business-to-Business projects. 

New cards are being added, and best practices are shared publicly via LinkedIn - as in the two articles below:


Please leave comments and share if the articles are of use to you.


40 Free LeapCards™

LeapCards offers you 40 free leadership postcards that have been used in successful programs by international organizations in more than 30 countries.

Each card is concentrated inspiration and available in both print and online. The digital LeapCard always starts with an overview video followed by a few lines of summary text and perhaps a link to additional resources, before presenting the card in full visual detail.

Jump straight to the free digital LeapCards - or continue below to learn more about the accompanying courses, print-on-demand options, and roll-out roadmap.
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8 LeapCard Courses

The 40 LeapCards have been arranged in 8 courses belonging to the three career stages of leading self, leading others, and leading business.

Each course adds videos and interactions to the LeapCards, creating a rich learning experience that includes Live-With-Team exercises (LWT), which you must complete with your team as part of your training.

The LeapCards are free for you right now! The courses come with a price that corresponds to the numbers of cards being covered.

Students, members of recognized NGOs and all participants in volunteer projects under the BlueBehavior Foundation enroll for free.

Promise of Performance

The LeapCards are available now because I - Ulrik Ramsing, founder of BlueBehavior - promised a digital version of proven programs by 2020.

I firmly believe in making the world a better place, one leader at a time. Or, in the case of the LeapCard courses, perhaps two leaders at a time: You and your learning buddy.

To mimic best-practices from real-life programs, I recommend you register for the courses with a learning buddy. As you go through the courses together, you may share experiences, and hold each other accountable for the required and uniquely measurable real-world exercises.
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Watch Intro Video

Sample video from typical LeapCard

A detail from LeapCard 04 - Communication and Storytelling.
In a course there is typically 3-4 details like this per card.

Alumni Community

If you are part of the thousands of alumni from the past 12 years of training around the world, I welcome you to use the LeapCards as-is; these cards are the promised digital recap.

Once registered, please continue the sharing and leave comments on the cards or in the Community, describing what have had the greatest impact on you and your leadership.

If you have lost or given away your LeapCards, order new from the webshop. Feel free to include study guides and perhaps a replacement plastic case.
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Right for You?

You've scrolled all the way down here, so clearly you are both curious and tenacious - fine qualities that will greatly increase your likelihood of completing the courses.

Each course covers 4-6 LeapCards in detail, adding extra layers of information and interactions. Plan to use 1-2 hours per week for each card and the exercises you complete with your team as part of your existing leadership responsibilities.

To reserve your seat - and perhaps the seat of your learning buddy - click below to open the onboarding and apply to be among the first enrolled members when the LeapCard courses go live in August.

After completing the onboarding form, you have the option to schedule a personal meeting for a discussion of your leadership challenges and potential development using LeapCards. This meeting is online and free.
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Co-creating Impact

The LeapCards and matching courses represent an unusual opportunity, and the platform is not for everybody.

As with any development, there is a price to pay, starting with the recommendation to register with a learning buddy. The reason is simple: LeapCard courses are much more than e-Learning and MOOCs.

A. To ensure applied use of the LeapCards, you will have to share your learning and go live with team. You will have to ask them to give you live and online feedback on the exercises you do together. This uniquely satisfies 70/20/10 thinking.

B. Co-training with your buddy will add to your learning discipline as skipping exercises is much harder, when your buddy is waiting. Also, the anonymized feedback is securely shared with your learning buddy, fuelling real discussions and vicarious learning.

C. You and your learning buddy are encouraged to contribute to the LeapCard community with continuous sharing of best practices, especially as the LeapCards and courses serve as complementary training in BlueBehavior Foundation events.

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Alumni experiences

A few words from those who have used LeapCards in the past

Bas Haaring

Engineering Manager at Jacobs

Very intensive and personal training adjusted to the needs of the participants. Great set of tools are learned in a short period, that can be used immediately in my day to day work. Great Trainer.

Robert Bohynik

Chief Investment Officer, NN Investment Partners TFI Poland

The program enabled me to recognize orchestrated music instead of sounds of noise. We did not try to dive into theoretical concepts and “grand studies”, rather focused on our own small and big challenges and problems.

Terri-Ann dela Cruz

Software Test Engineer at Ultimaker

This has been a real eye-opener for me. I feel like all this time I was blinded with ignorance and unawareness. Halfway throughout the training, I felt being empowered with the tools that I can use to bring myself and others towards the goal. There will always be problems with work and leadership, and they will not be easy, but there are always ways to get over them.

Sha Li

Associate MA & Advice at ING

I learned a lot of technics about leadership which I can easily apply in to practice. I love it this way! A good combination of theory and integration with us! Thanks a lot and much appreciated.

Dániel Bárány

Head of Steering Benelux at Hoist Finance

The way of presenting the training is way above my expectations. Ulrik Ramsing is very professional and perfectly using various technical tools to make it more efficient. I enjoyed every moment.

Fridrik Reynisson

Director of Product Development at Five Degrees

The format of the training is excellent. Lots of hands-on exercises and meaningful discussions. Really liked the way that “slides” were created during the session.

Scott Fox

Head of MidOffice at IMC Trading

I found the course very informative. The topics were relevant to me and the settings and structure were both excellent. Ulrik Ramsing was also very engaging and made the experience fun and interactive. I would highly recommend the course to others.

More To Come

The LeapCards represents the visual conclusion to thousands of leaders deciding to do things differently in their leadership.

As high-impact summaries, the LeapCards have found their way into numerous B2B projects both within and outside the LeapCards platform visited here.

How would they work for you and your organization?
Or, as a facilitator, how will they work for your clients?
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Questions and Answers

  • Who are the LeapCard members?

    A typical LeapCard member is an English-speaking, international, experienced leader and/or corporate talent, who wishes to develop their leadership for and with their teams.

    LeapCard members are also able to find the time and discipline for learning and sharing of best practices with other LeapCard members.

    And, of course, a LeapCard member is often an alumni from the many programs delivered worldwide since 2007.

  • Why use postcards? And what of the order?

    Postcards work! By offering bite-sized conclusions that each member may return to and continuously prioritize.

    Visiting with alumni years after a class, they still refer to the postcards as an appreciated and effective source of inspiration with diverse tools to tackle everyday leadership challenges.

    The peculiar sequence just occured over time as the deck expanded. The numbers remain the same as the original LeapCards have been used in programs running 10+ years.

  • Why are the LeapCards free?

    Because that was a promise given to individual alumni and to B2B clients.

    Free cards also makes all ongoing facilitation easier when there is a precise, online reference to offer in-class participants.

    And, perhaps, if you like the cards you may consider the courses.

  • Are there any online classes or meetings?

    Yes. Online classes are an essential part of the B2B projects.

    Open classes are arranged on an ad-hoc basis via the dialogue on the LeapCards.

    Upcoming open classes are listed here: 'Online Sessions'

    Individual meetings may be booked here: 'Book One-on-One'

  • Does the LeapCards offer certifications or ECTS credits?

    Yes, and no. Each LeapCard course comes with its own certificate which have been used in B2B projects for ECTS merit transfers.

    When you complete the full 8-course program, your certificate will be accompanied by a personal recommendation and career stage readiness report.

  • Do team members need an account to give feedback?

    No, that would be too complicated.

    When you request feedback for an exercise, you open a 10-minute window for your team to comment on your efforts.

  • Can I use LeapCards in my own projects?

    Yes. Experienced trainers, facilitators, and corporate academies are welcome to join and leverage the LeapCards at various levels.

    As virtual trainers, coaches, assignment reviewers, training admins, and co-developers of new cards and courses.

  • Is localized or corporate content available?

    Yes. Larger corporate B2B clients have their own private cards which is uniquely branded to their programs and only available to their organization.

    Materials includes both online courses and print-on-demand materials such as cards, games, and study guides.

    Presently only shipping within the EU.

  • Roadmap - history and next steps for the LeapCards

    The LeapCards and courses have been rolled out to match the needs of existing large-scale clients and projects:

    Sept. 2019: Launched in B2B projects w. build-in, automated buddy exercises.

    Nov. 2019: Released the first 38 original cards in raw format.

    Dec. 2019: Opened Webshop to allow for ordering and shipping of postcards, boxes, learning journals and study plans; especially for deployment partners and corporate academies.

    Then came the Coronavirus.

    Jun. 2020: Release of first full B2C courses.

    Oct. 2020: Release of remaining courses for all career stages.

    World Alumni Tour to share best practices is postponed for spring of 2021.

Credits

Last but not least, a big thank you to all who - roughly in the sequence of engagement and with active contributors highlighted - has helped the LeapCards become a reality:

Henrik Ricardy Christensen, Jan Hjortshøj, Rune Mai, Katrien Braeckmans, Mikhael Sander Fogh, Simon Boel, Mogens Greve, Stig Møller Carlsen, Niels Birger Ramsing, Lars Bonde, Per Skærbæk Nielsen, Carsten Obels, Merete Stenner, Morten Spindler, Rikke Nørgaard, Tobias Viskum Damgaard, Søren Nørbjerg, Morten Ditmer, Tomas Lund, Mikala Larsen, Ulrik Bjerre-Christensen, Lotte Birkmose, Julian Kirkness, Frank Gaillard, Carsten Jensen, Lisbeth Holberg, Catherine Dumont de Chassart, Belinda Lange, Bart van Hell, Marlieke Ketelars, Luc Limére, Lars Kierulff Munk, Morthen Thorsø Pedersen, Janneke Altorf, Mads Lund, Mathilda Froberg, Henrik Thuesen, Jannie Ilum Gade, Trish Thurley, Stephen Carver, Morten Strunge, Tobias Ramsing, and Frida Ramsing. And Skipper - our office dog, break reminder and clickbait. And coffee, lots of coffee.