Personal Development

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!)…

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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…

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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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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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What’s key to keep your staff motivated?

Written by Heiske Yesterday I participated in a MBA talk of the University of Amsterdam (VU). This talk was about motivation of staff and Purpose. Already for years I am conveying that it really helps to know your Purpose. When I, after a journey of months or even years, was able to determine my Purpose…

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