WHY COVID-19 MAKES YOU LEAN TOWARDS YOUR LIMITING SURVIVAL STRATEGY

Reading time: 2 minutesThinking time: take as much as you need Crises and survival strategies. Sounds like a perfectly logical combination, right? I guess there's no need to argue on that. The only question is: is your survival strategy empowering or self-limiting? I'm pretty sure, if you chose without paying attention, you picked the wrong… Continue reading WHY COVID-19 MAKES YOU LEAN TOWARDS YOUR LIMITING SURVIVAL STRATEGY

SLOWING DOWN OR SPEEDING UP?

Reading time: 2 minutes Thinking time: that's entirely up to you ;) Funny thing how the maximum speed limit in the Netherlands came down from 130 to 100 kilometers per hour during the day just as the Covid-19 virus obliged pretty much the whole world to slow down in all aspects as well. It is… Continue reading SLOWING DOWN OR SPEEDING UP?

OLD SKOOL

Reading time (in minutes): 2 Thinking time (in minutes): At least 5 (I hope) "Hi, it's mom" "I can see that, mom" No matter how 'hip' and up with my time I do believe to be, sometimes one just can't deny the years of age. Especially when it comes down to IT (what cloud?) and… Continue reading OLD SKOOL

FOCUS

Reading time (in minutes): 2 Thinking time (in minutes): At least 5 "If you want other consequences, you simply need to make a different choice" - Credits to Charles "Why aren't you writing anymore?" I was asked lately. "I always loved reading your blogs and posts." I can't say it took me by surprise, because… Continue reading FOCUS

WHY ‘FOLLOW YOUR HEART’ IS BAD ADVICE

Reading time: 3 minutes   Being a Feeling creature, I have always trusted and followed my heart. In everything. Whether I was buying a house, a car, choosing a career or a travel destination, or simply buying a beautiful pair of shoes. Even more, in 99% of those rare situations that I let my reasoning… Continue reading WHY ‘FOLLOW YOUR HEART’ IS BAD ADVICE

LITTLE FISH, BIG FISH. COACHEN VOORBIJ HET EGO

Leestijd: 2 minuten   Bij het afsluiten van een coaching call een paar dagen terug zegt mijn klant plots: “Ik ben onder de indruk van het palmares aan mensen dat je gecoacht hebt, top level leiders in bedrijven met duizenden mensen, dan voel ik me in verhouding toch maar een hele kleine vis”. Ik weet… Continue reading LITTLE FISH, BIG FISH. COACHEN VOORBIJ HET EGO

INSTINCT WINS FROM RATIO. ALWAYS. IF YOU LET IT. FIGHT, FREEZE OR FLIGHT IN BUSINESS

Reading time: 4 minutes   It all begins in the amygdala, triggering a neural response in the hypothalamus. Less than a heartbeat later, your heart pumps your blood around faster than ever, your lung action accelerates, your digestion system slows down, there is a release of blood sugars and fats enhancing muscular action, your pupils… Continue reading INSTINCT WINS FROM RATIO. ALWAYS. IF YOU LET IT. FIGHT, FREEZE OR FLIGHT IN BUSINESS

IF YOU CAN’T LET GO, LET IT BE

Reading time: 4 minutes   We’ve all been there before. Struggling to let go. Whether it was a relationship, a certain lifestyle or a job. Situations where we knew it was wiser to let go, nevertheless kept clinging on for much too long. Not to mention that we are in fact not into change at… Continue reading IF YOU CAN’T LET GO, LET IT BE

BOUWEN AAN JE CARRIÈRE, EEN KWESTIE VAN BUIGEN OF BARSTEN

Leestijd: 2 minuten   Een brutale Nederlander in een gereserveerde Amerikaanse boardroom. Een gepassioneerde zuiderling die net iets anders met conflicthantering omgaat. Een beleefde Belg op zoek naar meer impact. Tonnen aan ambitie. Een groot verantwoordelijkheidsgevoel in een wereld die steeds kleiner wordt. Gelimiteerd door beperkte mandaten en complexe politieke processen zoeken we onze weg… Continue reading BOUWEN AAN JE CARRIÈRE, EEN KWESTIE VAN BUIGEN OF BARSTEN

SKIP THE SISTERHOOD. WHY I PREFER TO WORK WITH MEN

Reading time: 3 minutes   Working with women. You know the drill. Drama. Manipulation. Backstabbing. Gossip. Judgment. Lying. Attacking. Women undermining women on the job. Not for me. I’m too ambitious for that nonsense. I want to make it in the real world. So please just give me a team of men. No drama. Easy… Continue reading SKIP THE SISTERHOOD. WHY I PREFER TO WORK WITH MEN