When is it time to transform?

The caterpillar knows exactly when it is the right moment to spin itself into a cocoon and start the transformation into a butterfly. However, for us, the moment to transform […]

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Collaborative Leadership

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increasing interest in establishing alliances and partnerships among the C-Suite. CEO studies conducted by consultancy companies have emphasised this interest and in […]

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A Positive Mindset: What Opportunities Can It Bring You?

As a coach I often talk to people on a one-to-one basis about their role in business or in their alliances or in their career. I always see a solution […]

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Making Business Collaborations Work

How often do you hear the question “What do you do?” Recently, I was reminded of that question, and the fact that although many people read and are inspired by […]

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The Benefits of a Collaborative Culture

When we talk about alliances, we tend to focus on the external component: collaborating with other organisations. By itself that is correct, after all alliances are collaborations between two or […]

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Partner Assessment (or will you just make it work?)

In a conversation with an alliance executive from a pharma company recently, the exec said to me “We don’t do partner assessment, we’ll just make it work”. His motivation for […]

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What Makes a Good Alliance Manager?

“What makes a good alliance manager?” This was a question I was asked in a recent conversation. The answer to that question, to a certain extent, depends on the type […]

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Alliance Management is not Rocket Science

In our Alliance Masterclasses we like to keep it very practical, in the sense that what we discuss in class can directly be applied to a participant’s situation. In between […]

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The Most Critical Factor

The Most Critical Factor for the Success of an Alliance At the start of the 21st century, I received a phone call from my partner.  He and I were working […]

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When are You Due for Your Next Health Check?

When I visited my general practitioner in January last year, I thought I was going in for my annual health check and my doctor mentioned that it had been a […]

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What Does The Future Hold For You?

Chriet Titulaer was a visionary Dutch thinker. In the 1970s and 1980s he was involved with Dutch radio and television presenting programmes about science and technology. In the 1990s he […]

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How the Cold Helped Me Move into the Growth Zone

“Sit down, hands on your thighs and breathe”, those were the final instructions I received and then I sat down and relaxed. Well, I tried to relax. Earlier that freezing […]

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That's all!

That's all!