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The Change Monster

02 October 2020

Implementing changes in your organisation? You should read this first.

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Houston, we have a retention problem

01 September 2020

3 simple tips to keep your employees from leaving you.

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Dear manager, you can figure this #workfromhome stuff out

03 August 2020

COVID-19 came and left nothing the same.. including the office. 

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Why the person you’re about to hire is not who you think they are

02 July 2020

And why your subconscious assumptions might cause you more trouble than you'd like. 

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Uncomfortable giving compliments?

06 May 2019

Two simple steps to give compliments without feeling sleazy or over the top.

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What to do when you have a bad manager?

23 April 2019

It might be tempting to change jobs, when you have a bad manager. But what if you can't? How can you make your life better?

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The miracle solution that doesn’t work

14 March 2019

How often have you felt like the other person just doesn't understand what you're saying?

That you're good idea gets wiped off the table, just like that.

 

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The 1 thing your team expects from you

07 February 2019

Whatever challenges or frustrations you're encountering in your (professional) relationships, a little bit of this habit will go a long way.

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To plan or not to plan (for the New Year)

10 January 2019

How did the year start for you? Are you someone who sets clear goals? General intentions? Or is the start of the year just another day for you?

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The unlikely way in which I got my promotion

20 December 2018

This a story about why the coffee machine can be a dangerous place. And about what you can do to get that promotion.

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How do you like to get feedback?

07 December 2018

When I ask you how you like to get feedback, what would you tell me?

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What do you get frustrated by?

07 December 2018

Have you ever considered that you might be your own worst enemy?

That there is one thing you do yourself, that is THE reason for all your anger, frustration or disappointment?

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5 questions to help you cure your meeting-allergy

21 November 2018

Are you suffering from meeting-overload or struggling with meeting-ineffectiveness?

These 5 simple questions can help you enjoy meetings again.

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But it feels like I'm wasting my time...

13 November 2018

I understand the need to get things done, yourself. It's fun, it's fast, and it gets you results. 

But unless you want to work day and night, you need to start spending more time with your team.

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The good, the bad & the ugly?

25 October 2018

Setting the example is not enough. If you want to have a real impact on your team, you're also going to have to do the 'real' management work.

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Are you stuck @ work?

19 October 2018

Do you ever feel unhappy, not seen, not heard, not understood, not appreciated @ work?

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What do YOU focus on?

04 October 2018

You can make your day better, right now.

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Why Influencing is NOT a Dirty Word

27 September 2018

You don’t want to be a manipulator - I get it. Neither do I.

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Do You Do This Too?

13 September 2018

I always thought there was only one superman. The one on television, with the S on his chest.

And one superwoman of course.

It seems I was wrong.  

 

 

 

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You Are Responsible for You

11 July 2018

Have you ever noticed how often we - unconsciously - put the responsibility for us with someone else?

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Two Things that Block your Success as a Manager

28 June 2018

I see smart, hardworking, talented people who stay stuck in their development as a manager. Why? Two simple things in your attitude can make the difference.

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Don’t Sweep it Under the Carpet / The Kindness Paradox

12 June 2018

I was raised in a conflict averse family. We would politely say nothing, bite our tongues, pretend nothing had happened. My parents wore the badge ‘in this family, we don’t fight’ proudly.

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A Tale of Two Backpacks

30 May 2018

Life isn't perfect, people aren't always nice, bad things do happen. What do you do with those experiences? 

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Tell Them

28 February 2018

People are not mind readers. Tell them if they are doing great. Tell them if something is not going well. They look at the world from their own perspective, they do not see what you see.

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When You See the Train Coming...

28 February 2018

and you're standing in the middle of the tracks...

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Recruitment is a 2-way street

29 January 2018

Have you ever asked yourself what it is like to be on the candidate’s side of the table?

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How important is all this "people stuff"?

29 January 2018

"Do I really have to spend so much time on all this people stuff?" my client asked. It's a common question. Almost all my clients ask it at some point.

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