Are Self Managing Organizations a Hype?

In September Heiske participated in a MBA talk with subject ‘Self Managing Organizations’. This conversation was organized by the VU University Amsterdam as Executive Education. You can read the discussed questions and answers about self managing organizations and Heiske’s add ons below. Are Self Managing Organizations a hype? It depends. We see organizations moving to…

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A virtual Stepping Exercise

In the past 6 months we have facilitated many virtual sessions: Strategy sessions, Team Development sessions, you name it. Normally we have multiple laptops in our ‘control room’. One showing the Mural we use, another with Teams and one back up for the ‘in case of’… Fortunately all worked well the past months… till yesterday!…

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Be a Contemporary Leader

There are many inspirational organizations where we can learn from to become a contemporary leader. Netflix is one of them. It’s CEO, Hastings, shares his learnings in his latest book: No Rules Rules. To get a first impression about his Leadership mindset, you can watch this short video. These are the 5 learnings he shares:…

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Success of a tool = tool + desired behavior!

Poka Yoke is a Japanese term that means ‘mistake-proofing’. A poka-yoke is a mechanism in a process that helps the operator avoid mistakes. This comes really handy when the handheld computer of your kids doesn’t function anymore and you are kindly asked to fix it. To disassemble things is typically not really difficult, but to…

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Fading Boundary between Human and Robots

As a Contemporary and Impactful Leader you have to be aware of the CONTEXT you operate in. Only then you can make the best decisions for your organization. But this is quite a challenge in our fast changing world. In my role of Organizational Futurist I try to keep up with most important trends and…

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My daughter’s personalized sneakers

We just survived the first school week. In this first week my daughter concluded that she did not fit her sneakers for her weekly physical education class anymore. She asked me to buy new ones and had a special request: ‘can we buy just simple white ones and spice them up?’ And so we did……

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A contemporary organization starts with you!

Do you recognize this? ✅ You start doubting yourself since you don’t see your strengths anymore. What is the added value you bring?✅ You are not sure if your role or organization still is a good fit for you.✅ You received feedback that you should (further) develop your People Management and/or Leadership Skills.✅ You struggle…

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