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We all need help!

Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss talk in a short video about why everyone needs help. They use three engaging examples that we can all relate to. Marshall uses a clear example of how he, as the number 1 executive coach,...

Building bridges

Recently I witnessed a situation where two people were trying to work together. Each of them had their own opinion about the situation and they were defending it severely. They were so focused on getting their point across that they...

How alliances can facilitate a business transformation

Upon turning a light switch, the light bulb enlightens our spaces. For over a hundred years, this technology of light did not really change. However, in the last decade, a lot has changed in lighting. Light has changed from a...

Is it the most difficult type of collaboration?

When we talk about collaboration we think about working together in teams or between organizations. We acknowledge that we can improve our teamwork or we realize that another organization has a different way of working and thus we craft our...

Setting triggers to change behaviors

When looking to improve yourself in your work, or the way your team works together, you are facing one of the most difficult tasks we know. You, and your team members, need to change behavior. It is easy to agree...

What if you can’t fix a toxic team?

Business is all about collaboration, but what if you are dealing with a toxic team? A team where members look at each other when a remark is made to find out how the others will respond and who will explode....

Business is all about collaboration – 4 tips to improve

Business is all about collaboration! Coming from me, this is probably not a very surprising statement. However, some people might feel that business is about results. It might be, but results are also created in collaboration. So, business is all...

Collaboration and the myth of the polder

The Dutch are people with a consensus culture. This seems to go back to the middle ages: a large portion of our country is located below sea level, the so called polders. To stay dry in a polder, our ancestors...

Stronger as a team

The other night I watched a movie, the kind of action movie where the hero at one point says to his teammate “hey, let’s stick together, we are stronger as a team”. So far for the movie story, but the...

Less is more

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...

How can you read so many books?

In response to my article with the summer reading list, one of the readers asked me the question “I wonder when do you get time to do the readings?”. Well, as a matter of fact, I have always been reading...

The power of “What if” questions

What if everything was possible, with no constraints, what choices would you make? What if summertime was meant to be a time of reflection, what would you reflect upon? What if you achieved your biggest goal today, what would you...