Rethink modus operandi before corona crisis ends!

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Now that we are a few weeks into this global corona crisis. Most organisations have found a way to deal with the operational challenges it comes with. I hope that leaders in organisations that are economically affected by this corona crisis, are shifting their focus. Strategising what will happen after this lockdown or other restrictions […]

We’ve gone too soft on soft skills

Over the last couple of decades we have been training our management in developing so called soft skills. There is an entire industry that provides managers with new ‘skills’ like ‘emotional leadership’, ‘coaching from your personal life’s mission’, ‘inspiring productivity through storytelling’ or ‘emotional hopping towards your annual plan’. I am just making these up […]

I KNOW WHO IT WAS, HE LEFT THE COMPANY

It’s that season again. LinkedIn is flooded with people sharing the news of a new job. What I notice is, some people, who I would identify as a voice of the system, left their company. Whatever reason these people had to leave, I believe the leadership team of these companies should take a deep and […]

A new voice a leader should listen to

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Have you ever asked for someone to speak on behalf of the group? Do you always hear the same people speak up when you present a new idea or when you ask for feedback? You might be dealing with an important voice here. The voice of the system!

Forget building trust, focus on psychological safety

Imagine this, you are at the weekly company meeting in a room of 60 people. All of them are co-workers who you have been working with for several years. And there has always been a feeling of openness, respect and the ability to discuss new or other ideas. You feel there is safety! While the […]

WHAT IS ENTREPRENEURABILITY ABOUT?

Traditionally to make a product or provide service you need three primary factors. First, we need resources: like land, water or wind. Let’s call these resources. Secondly we need time and money, starting or scaling capital. For the sake of simplicity let’s referred to this as the monetary component. Third, we need labor resources, or […]