June 22, 2018

We live in a world where boundaries between work and personal life are an illusion. Work has come into our private life just as much as personal stuff has come into the working day. We have to work hard, maybe harder than before, to be successful but that’s just the wa...

March 2, 2018

Some time ago a Leadership Team was discussing how easily they prioritized work over time with the family. A leader from the UK, Philip, offered that indeed he would no longer procrastinate and take his children to the London Zoo this very weekend!

I acknowledged him an...

January 2, 2018

The CEO had a couple of remarks opening the strategy session with his Leadership Team. He asked his audience which systems and procedures they had in place to identify low performers. It went quiet for a second or two and then someone offered: ‘Wrong question?’

The CEO...

May 31, 2017

It was a sultry summer evening when my wife and I moored our little Doerak 650, a Dutch steel motorboat, at the jetty. We were just about to have our first glass of wine, when a guy in his sixties walked by. He appeared to be the owner of a humongous yacht moored furth...

September 13, 2016

The guy was an accomplished Sales Manager at an international company. I asked him when he would feel successful at the end of his career. He thought for a while and said:

‘I would really feel successful if, when I retire, someone for the Board of Directors came over to...

March 22, 2016

 

Many large corporations depend heavily on the brilliance of their top executives for success. In board rooms markets are analyzed, trends are interpreted. Strategies are formulated, products and services are developed. Sometimes other companies are strategically acqui...

February 4, 2016

“The field is the voice of truth”, the CEO said. “In order to hear that truth loud and clear, we need to remove internal barriers”.

 

The company was going through a period of profound change. Core products, business models, culture. Many of the knowns went overboard and...

January 22, 2016

John, let's call him John. Well, John had lost his job and his outplacement progressed slowly. His coach had spent a lot of time listening to how difficult things were for him and how life was treating him badly. John was growing accustomed to expressing all of his set...

December 17, 2015

The guy delivering the keynote looked at us, his audience and asked: ‘What in your opinion is the most important position in your organization?’

 

Thinking it was probably a rhetorical question people, me included, leaned back looking forward to an undoubtedly brilliant...

October 27, 2015

Being a facilitator one should know how important interaction with the group is. But to get it going…

 

For the first (and last) time in my career I was late. 5 minutes, not much, but late anyway. No big deal, I thought, expecting to find the group gathered around cakes...

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