Keeping Up Alliances and Maintaining Relationships in a Post-Covid World

“Alliances are created between organisations and executed to success by the people involved and their personal relationships”, I’ve written about that before. Personal relationships are essential as such for the […]

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Why I Have a Personal Yoga Instructor

A couple of years ago, I realised that it is never too late to work on one’s body flexibility. My general flexibility was hard to find and Yoga seemed to […]

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The Middle Finger

It was that last slab in the garden terrace that broke the tip of my middle finger. Well, actually it was not the slab itself, it was the heavy, rubber […]

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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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That's all!

That's all!