If all IT systems fail

Warning, this post takes 20-30 minutes to read… On June 27th 2017 I received a phone call around 15:00 CET, telling me to immediately shut-down my computer, as a virus was spreading through TNT’s IT network. I simply finished the workshop I was delivering as I had no dependency of my computer. I hate using…

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Leading your Agile Transformation

Undertaking the fundamental shift from a traditional organization designed for the industrial economy to an agile model designed for today’s digital economy. A new form of organization that enables innovation, collaboration, and value creation at incredible speed, scale, and impact. Agile organizations can develop products five times faster, make decisions three times faster, and reallocate…

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The Feedback Fallacy

OMG, I just had a mental melt-down. Feedback doesn’t work as we thought for the last 100 years. Markus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall rock the boat. I was reading the HBR (april 2019) and had to read this article 3 times, some parts even more. The claim: Feedback does not realise performance nor learning! “Telling…

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Becoming more of an Influencer

Displaying warmth with strength is key to making us more influential. Most men have perceived strength, women warmth. But we need both for successful relationship in both business and in life. You can’t fake it. It must come from ‘inside-out’. We need to build our own self-belief that we have the skills and strategies to…

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Agile Leadership Training – making agile work

Today we launched our newly developed leadership development programme, “making agile work”. Agile organisations struggle a lot, we have spoken to more than 20 large organisations in the Netherlands and can only conclude: we are not even half way there. We have a new leadership approach to focus on completing the transformation successfully. People feel…

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Change Leadership Has To Emphasize Continuity

Change leadership is about understanding culture, so it’s really about understanding people and how they work together. Focusing on the change only is ignoring what people come to work for every day, what makes them stay in the organisation and what makes them true team players.  #leadership #change #xlgrowth

Trust – The Origin of Teams

Trust, what can we do without? Nothing to my humble opinion. Many research has been done and even more books are written about trust. Let’s have a look into trust and how this relates to our day-to-day way of working, wellbeing and personal development. First of all, we all understand trust, as this is the…

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Agile Change

Implementing change has something to learn from working Agile. I see 4 distinct differentiators: leadership, team performance, disciplined change execution and measuring from A-Z. Get this right and change (aas well as the personal transition) will be smoother. Here is why: 1. Leadership is better when done together. This is because of true ownership and…

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Develop yourself being an Agile Leader: 4 days in 4 months

Increase the Agility of Work: Leadership is no longer about leading only, it is about true ownership and aligning your leadership abilities and behaviours with it.  Our simple, intuitive program empowers people to quickly understand, adapt, and improve their way of working and processes to speed execution. Eliminate Productivity Killers: Frictionless sharing with stakeholders eliminates…

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Creating Lasting Change

Thinking about change a lot? Or maybe about how to deal with change? My big question is how we can crate lasting change. Did you ever wonder how the human body is dealing with all the changes in its environment and what we can learn form this? Our body can protects itself against every flu…

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