21st century skills
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
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
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
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…Read More
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……Read More