Dealing with fear in an organization

I was sitting in the meeting with a few senior managers. I could not take away my mind from the high pressure to deliver on our customer expectations, as we were lacking behind on them. At the same time, as a manager, I needed to bring up the delicate subject of people’s health. I had noticed many of the “overload” symptoms in my team, especially during the last few months.And…

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If all IT systems fail

27-06-2017, all systems fail. 56 countries, 1500+ operational facilities, 60,000 employees, ….
How an organisation survived the NonPetya computer virus. How leadership makes the difference, but only thanks to the great attitude and loyalty of employees and customers. Learn what matters in developing people in your organisation to allow them to be instrumental when it really counts. When you need to survive crisis.

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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 resources adroitly and quickly (McKinsey, 2018) To build and lead agile organizations, leaders are required…

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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 cope with most things that are chucked at us in life. From this inner strength…

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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 top management is not aligned and in many cases do not have a serieus intention…

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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 first thing that we develop – or maybe are born with. Newborns trust their caretaker…

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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 complementing/developing each other’s abilities and behaviours. The learning from experiences together, adjust, and improving ways…

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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 silos and brings teams together. Clear and often self-chosen accountabilities foster deeper ownership and more…

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