Emotional Intelligence, a crucial skill to develop!
We have encountered several challenges the past years: Covid, scarcity of materials, scarcity of people,… How to build an organization that is able to cope with all these unexpected issues? And how to keep your staff happy, motivated and engaged in these challenging times? Emotional Intelligence is the key! 3 facts about Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence:…Read More
LEGO Use related to Behavioral Preferences
Heiske’s son loves LEGO. During this gift season, he has already selected numerous LEGO sets he likes to have. His parents have given him various expensive LEGO sets in the past. Heiske’s sons’ use of LEGO Reflecting on these earlier gifts, Heiske realized he only follows the building instruction once. Then he breaks it down…Read More
What motivation is needed for rowing the ocean?
During the writing of our previous blog about motivation, we coincidently ran into Renate and Marieke. These two ladies won the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in 2020 with their Atlantic duchesses team. What is this challenge about? To get a feel about the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge: It is a 2550 nautical miles (5000 km!)…Read More
Do you have Playful Incentives at Work?
Heiske shares with us one of her challenges during her morning routine…. The challenge in our morning routine ‘Our morning process to get my daughter ready for school is a real challenge. Despite crisp and clear time schedules, clocks and her own bad experiences with showing up late at school, she doesn’t feel the time…Read More
How to create universal Joy?
Enjoying your work is important. But what is it? And, more important, how can you create the feeling ‘joy’? What is joy? Ingrid Fetell Lee researched it. She was intrigued by the question ‘How do things make us feel joy?’ She focust her research on how tangible things make us feel the intangible emotion ‘joy’.…Read More
Lecture ‘Organizing for the 21st Century’
Most organizations are shaped by the past; by the industrial era. This results in hierarchical organizations with a focus on efficiency. The question is: ‘Does this model work well for knowledge-intensive industries?’ Contemporary organizations experiment with non-hierarchical structures and purposes that aim to have a positive impact on the world. Is that the future for…Read More
How to position yourself properly?
A week ago Heiske was invited to the Changemakers Club on Clubhouse led by Irene Janssen. The topic of the conversation was ‘Positioning yourself properly’. In this blog we will share a summary of this interesting conversation. Factors for positioning The conversation started with Heiske sharing 5 elements that are key to positioning yourself. The…Read More
Clubhouse chat about Future Skills
This week Astrid Bolk, who has a Global Leadership role with DHL, and Heiske had a Clubhouse conversation about Future Skills. What is Clubhouse? In case you do not know what Clubhouse is: Clubhouse is an app that enables voice only conversations. You can compare it with a podcast, but then Clubhouse conversations are real…Read More
Leadership by Trust
The video below shows a professional conductor and pianist in front of the audience. The pianist was expecting another Mozart concert. Leadership is… Trusting others. Riccardo doesn’t panic, keeps on beating for the orchestra and encourages Maria superbly. He gives her the confidence to play. Riccardo Chailly role models leadership. Getting yourself back together when…Read More
An insightful Clubhouse conversation about Change
This week Heiske was invited to talk with Irene Janssen in the latest app ‘Clubhouse’. The topic was: ‘Change, how to bring others along?’ The phases in change Irene kicked off with the phases changemakers, the ones who initiate or lead the change, experience: First they ignore you They laugh at you They fight you…Read More