I'm a licensed psychologist, consultant and researcher living in Stockholm/Sweden.
As a consultant and researcher, my main focus is the importance of the brain’s executive functions in the fields of sports and business.
By working with elite football teams and international companies I have developed a new approach to recruitment and talent management. By measure the brain capacity that drives how you handle and ongoing situation you will capture important variables behind successful behavior.
The information gained from cognitive test tools combined with an in-depth understanding of the brain capacity required to be successful at an elite level in either football or key business positions, I give football teams and companies the unique ability to predict behaviors among their players and co-workers.
I regularly give lectures on my research in order to share my knowledge of mental hygiene and self help techniques and how to develop the brain’s cognitive capacity in a football team and/or in a business team.
My new book
On April 17, my new book will be published. ”Hjärnboll, fotbollsspelare okända intelligens” I have written the book with my friend, associate professor Predrag Petrovic and Thomas Learner, journalist at DN, Sweden's largest daily newspaper. To begin with, it's only in Swedish. Link >>
Executive Functions & Successful Behaviors
A new research area!
Here is an overview of groundbreaking studies that have given a foundation for this research area. 20 studies that indicate a new way to understand the cognition behind success! Link >>
Now I have add more studies on marathon runners, tennis players, badminton players, swimmer, handball players and a very interesting studie from Spain on basketball players. The researchers have copied the design and the tests we used in our first soccer study. They got the same result as we, the elite level was 2 SD above the normal population. The performance of the semi-elite was in between the elite and the normal population. You will also find a study on police officers and shooting capacity and a correlation study on managers and tranformational leadership
"FOTBOLL SPELAS MED HJÄRNAN"
An interview on TV 4, Nyhetsmorgon, about the Executive function/Game intelligence, and why the brain's ability better assumes success in football than what the foot does.
"SÅ TRÄNAR DU DINA BARN PÅ BÄSTA SÄTT"
A good article on four pages in Dagens Nyheter, which is based on our new book and our research.
Here I been interviewed for one hour about my life and my research on football and business. It is Niklas Holmgren the best sports commentator, operating on Viasat's Sport Channel, which make it to "Rock and Roll".
MY LATEST FOOTBALL RESEARCH
Now my new soccer research is published. You fined it online on PlosONE.
Core executive functions are associated with success in young elite soccer players Link >>
THE BARCELONA PROJECT
In february 2014 I was in Barcelona to assess Xavi and Iniesta, FC Barcelona and the world's best midfield pair. Here you can see a glimpse how I made the assessment and hear me talk about the result. Link>>
THE BOOK OF FOOTBALL AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
Here's a link to my book I co-authored with one of FC Bayern Munich's coaches, Matthias Nowak.