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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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What does it take to be a contemporary leader?

To be a contemporary leader you have to take into account actual social and technological developments. Yesterday Heiske had a conversation with some senior lecturers from the University Amsterdam (VU). Together they shared thoughts to ensure the VU properly educates its students for the future. To share her ideas Heiske used some slides of her…

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Leadership difference per gender

We often get questions about differences in leadership between women and man. Many people have ideas about it, but a lot is based on gut feeling. When we attend conferences for women only, the tendency is often that man should listen more and appreciate the feminine traits. Heiske has experienced challenges with remaining her authentic…

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Happy holidays!

2020… The year where we all completely changed our business from face to face to virtual and online learning. It all worked well, but we are looking forward to see you face to face again! For now we still have to do it with our online courses and virtual events.  In case you have some…

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How to overcome the 5 Dysfunctions of Virtual Teams

Patrick Lencioni explored the fundamental causes of team failure. According to his book ‘The five dysfunctions of a Team’ are: Absence of trust. Team members don’t dare to show vulnerability within the group Fear of conflict. The team prefers artificial harmony over constructive passionate debate, while the latter is required to create trust and openess Lack of commitment. Decisions…

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