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Less is more

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A few weeks ago I decided to walk the Camino Portugues; from Porto in Portugal to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. I had already reserved these weeks in my schedule to have some time out. What that “time out” exactly...

Even after 10 years less is still more …

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10 years ago I officially closed the door of my corporate life behind me. I started on the unknown journey of being an independent entrepreneur. These 10 years have been full of experiences and lessons, working with great clients and...

Is Less More?

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It is mid-summer, and many people are on vacation. My schedule has no external meetings, only many phone conversations, and an enormous task list. It is beautiful weather, and I question myself; can I do all that work in half...

What unexpected lessons the Camino has for you

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“You can leave the Camino, but the Camino will never leave you.” (more…)

How doing less can lead to better results

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On the Camino to Santiago de Compostela back in 2013, I walked 900 km in 28 days. This weekend I just returned from walking 275 km on the Camino in 18 days together with my wife. When you look at...

3 leadership lessons from a 900km walk

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In April and May 2013, I walked 900km (560ml) through Spain, on the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. It is in this city in North West Spain where the remains of Saint James the Greater were discovered in the year 813....

My top 7 lessons as an entrepreneur

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I am about to reach my three-year point as a full time entrepreneur. Three years ago around this time I was in the middle of the process of leaving the corporate world and entering the entrepreneurial world. February 1, 2010...

Three more C’s for Strategic Alliances

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In the blog post “The three C’s of Alliances” I elaborated on the need to have Collaboration, Communication and Coordination in place. I cross-posted that blog post to the LinkedIn group of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. That lead...

Customer relationships, now more than ever.

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We are writing April 1988 and I am having my first job interview for a sales job. The sales manager interviewing me is opening the discussion about sales with the statement that a sales person in his team should be...

Tip 4: Be clear on the roles and responsibilities

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Relationships are often taken for granted. We expect relationships to run by themselves without really a need for management, but successful relationships are hard work, regardless of the type of relationships. Supplier-customer, strategic alliance relationships, even personal relationships: they all...

Functional mapping in alliance management relationships

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Do all the stakeholders in your alliances know who their counterparts are? Functional peer mapping can help make it clear to everyone involved. At the end of our alliance management workshops, one of the questions in the evaluation form is...

New Collaborative Coaching Skills

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Meet Max, our youngest and furriest family member! As an 8 week old Dutch Sheepdog puppy, Max entered our household two weeks ago. Now, I have been coaching Alliance Professionals for a long time, but since the arrival of Max,...