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About the book

We manage time, money, and quality. But the big game-changer, personal energy, is too often forgotten. Power Barometer is for you. If you’re leading or collaborating in a complex and challenging environment.

If you find that you constantly have to deal with challenges and changes and your work life requires an extra gear, this book is for you. You want to make the best of every situation for yourself and for others. You actually care. Sometimes you think about work when you are at home, even before going to sleep. You’re a leader—an aspiring leader, a project manager, or someone who must work with other people who have high expectations for you. It could be that your company is making big changes or just that change is a constant factor in your professional life. Whichever is the case, you want to work in a sustainable way so you can rest well at night and wake up energized and ready for what’s next. 

Modern work often includes days filled with back-to-back meetings and constant change. We find ways to thrive during transition, come up with new ideas, manage our own and others’ stress levels, work with new people, and handle conflict—sometimes at a distance. We deal with organizational restructuring, transitions to agile working, and mergers and acquisitions while balancing whatever goes on in our private lives. Her adapted jujitsu practices, such as the Power Barometer, have made it possible for people with demanding jobs to thrive, perform, and grow to reach the next level. Dealing with challenges and changes takes energy, so a key in these processes has been to manage energy, not just time and money. 

In her practice as a coach for leaders and talent in multinational companies, where change and challenge are constant factors, Josefine has experienced the powerful effects of applying the practices she learned in jujitsu. Through the years, she has adjusted some of these principles to adapt them to modern work life. One of them is the Power Barometer. 

In this book, you’ll find inspiration, tools, and tangible examples from corporate work life that can show you how to manage your personal energy when managing or collaborating with others. You will learn what it really takes to be mentally agile. 

What readers say

“Don’t ruin your career by getting ‘hijacked.’ I’ve seen it happen too many times to count. Talented, experienced people get fired every day for not managing their energy. The tools are simple. Not using them can undo all of your value to an organization. I’m recommending this book to all of our companies.” 
Clay Douglass
Chair, Tarida Capital
“Josefine Campbell's authentic manner, combined with her curiosity and emotional commitment, permeates this book, written in a down-to-earth and easy-to-read way. Hijacking as an expression is brilliant—we can all be hijacked sometimes and from this book get inspiration to navigate our state of mind.”
Annette B. Hasenberg
CEO, MOL Chemical Tankers
“In this book, Josefine Campbell focuses on the essence of being a good leader—how can we become a better version of ourselves? The combination of optimizing energy and mental presence is a powerful message that many leaders will be able to use to become a better version of themselves. At a turning point in my life, I realized what it can do to [help me] be mentally agile. After that, it helped me handle my work with Pandora’s IPO. Today I use it in my work in Carlsberg, but also privately. In my opinion, it is more a self-development book than a management book because you can use the tools in all aspects of life.”
Jesper Sabroe
Finance Vice President, Carlsberg Group

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About the author

Josefine Campbell

Early in her life, Josefine Campbell became a jujitsu champion. Later she was an external lector at Copenhagen Business School. Today, she is a top executive coach with expertise in modern leadership. She inspires and coaches leaders, teams and talents in multinational organizations such as McDonald’s, Deloitte, Novo Nordisk, and the Carlsberg Group. 

Because of those three experiences she calls herself a leadership sensei. Helping leaders perform in a sustainable way. 

As an author – with expertise in leadership –  she has a particular interest in personal leadership in difficult circumstances – such as it often is the case in modern work life.   

She is very attentive to personal energy. In her own life, and prioritizes living a life that increases the energy of herself and others, beating what would appear to be the easy choices in favor of making sustainable decisions.  

Seven facts about Josefine Campbell caught in time: 

  1. Josefine Campbell’s job is to coach and inspire leaders, teams and talents. Her clientele are from multinational companies, such as the Carlsberg Group, Deloitte, McDonald’s, Maersk and Novo Nordisk (2015-today).  
  2. At the age of 12 Josefine Campbell would walk through dark woods to get attacked on a reaction track. She was the quadruple Danish Champion in jitsu jitsu (1989-1993).  
  3. She built her first company when she was 21 years old. When she was 22, she was a co-founder in two companies (1999-2001).  
  4. She worked as an External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, which is a top European Business School (2011- 2015).  
  5. She is born 1977 and is planning to age with grace until the age of 120. 
  6.  X – somet. 
  7. Since the age of 16, she is fluent in English, Spanish and Danish (1993).