Want to get stuff done? Get out of the way!

Whether you are involved in one or more companies, understanding your unique value to the organization is key to its success. Taking yourself a little less important is too 😉

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My Patience-Eureka moment

What’s triggering patience? Or impatience for that matter! Let me share my personal “Patience-Eureka” moment and how it changed my perspective.

by in August 27, 2020

Love your competition

Are you losing sleep over your competition? Are you afraid of them hurting your business? How about trying a different approach? Here are four reasons to love your competition.

by in August 13, 2020

The Renaissance of Profitability

Until a few months ago, it seemed like no one cared about profitability as long as a company was growing. But growth is not just cool and profitability is not optional. Profits are the key to any viable growth strategy.

by in July 30, 2020

Speaking gloves and e-waste for metal coatings – IMPRESSO #31

In this edition: Speaking gloves, science fiction in the OR, and transforming e-waste into superior metal coatings.

by in July 29, 2020

See you later, procrastinator!

If you belong to the rare species that never procrastinates, I have two things to tell you: first, I admire you. And second, you probably don’t need to read this post … unless of course, you’re really curious 😉

by in July 16, 2020

Machiavelli or bad hair day?

If you think everyone is out to get you and treat them accordingly, maybe you should think again. Because there are three good reasons to always assume positive intent: fairness, math, and love. 

by in July 2, 2020

Vampires & Power Rangers

Negative people leave us feeling de-energized and trigger our so-called ‘fight or flight’ mechanism. Let’s get rid of these vampires with what they hate most: Power Rangers, aka positive people!

by in June 18, 2020

Show up. Stand up. Speak up.

I usually write about things I know a thing or two about. This blog is different. This blog is personal. This blog is about a wake-up call from a friend that made me realize: the only way to fight racism is to show up, stand up, and speak up.

by in June 4, 2020

Agile Bullshit Bingo

Agile decision-making is no longer a fashionable buzzword, but a necessity. Let’s remove it from our bullshit bingo cards and use its principles to mitigate our biases and promote better decisions

by in May 20, 2020

Our Monsters, Inc. Moment

Living with the threat of a global pandemic is challenging on so many levels. But what if the change of perspective is an opportunity too? This could be our Monsters, Inc. moment!

by in May 7, 2020

Distributed leadership – if not now, when?

Effective leadership is distributed leadership. We need sensemakers, relaters, visionaries, and inventors. And we need them all working together.

by in April 23, 2020

Series 2. Episode 1. A fresh start in unprecedented times.

After an extended break, I’m now freshly enthusiastic about sharing insights and ideas that inspire me. I hope you’ll join me on this journey; one of the few journeys we can make right now without needing to leave the room!

by in April 9, 2020

Social Entrepreneurs are today’s Alchemists

It was fantastic to host changemakers from all over Europe at our home. The best way I can think of describing that contagious and inspirational vibe comes from my daughter. She describes this kind of energy as ”waking up in the morning wanting to light up the world, not just the room next door”.

by in November 14, 2018

Colombia. Don’t trust Netflix

What’s your first association when being asked about the country Colombia? Chances are your answer will include crime and drugs. You might even consider it a potentially dangerous country to visit. Let me prove you wrong!

by in October 24, 2018