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DFDS Executive VP: I've sometimes listened a bit too much

Is it possible to listen too much when collaborating? Yes, at times, says Executive VP Peder Gellert Pedersen of DFDS. For instance in the executive group. "I've been too attentive rather than forcing decisions through," he says in ShippingWatch's series on leadership.

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To listen or to force through?

Peder Gellert Pedersen, who currently serves as executive vice president of DFDS' shipping division, and thus is one of the four executive VPs serving directly under CEO Niels Smedegaard, says that he has sometimes listened too much – even though he wants to listen and to have all elements of a case illuminated. Over the years, his gut instinct has started to take over.

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