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Escape Overthinking

  Feeling Locked In  When you suffer from overthinking, you feel like you cannot escape. You feel locked in within yourself, and there seems no way out. One thought leads to another, and it can be difficult to stop this process. Overthinking can become problematic and lead to indecision and a feeling...

Tackling procrastination more fundamentally

Actually, I didn't want to write about procrastination. I think procrastination is a chewed-up concept. Many experts have explained procrastination very well. However, I came to an insight from the brain&mind approach® that motivated me to write an article about procrastination. We need to deal with procrastination in a different...

Joined-up thinking begins in your brain

Effective leaders focus on action How do you get leaders to lead? A strange question you might say. Yet, everyday reality shows us how often there is a lack of leadership. Projects remain unfinished, good intentions stay without result. The plans look great on paper, everything seems sorted. People experience little...

Retention of staff

Currently, staff retention is a very important focus among companies. There is a shortage of personnel in many sectors, so it is easy for an employee to quit and start with another employer. The usual measures, such as a good salary, sufficient development opportunities, and flexible working hours, are no...

Leadership begins with self-care

Managers think that self-care is a weakness. When I became aware of this, it was a very confusing observation. Many managers do not practice self-care. (When I write managers, you can also think of professionals like caregivers, consultants, etcetera). They think that working a tooth harder will help them. They...

Current leadership is out of date

We have been going from crisis to crisis for some time now. Especially in times of crisis, we need leaders to guide us well through this crisis. I regularly wonder if our leaders have enough skills to manage this crisis. But I'm more worried about something else. Can the leaders...

Staying focused despite many jammers

Easily I can be distracted by insufficient respect in my immediate environment. If I'm not careful, I lose focus. Respect means showing appreciation in the relationship. Every human being deserves respect. Not showing respect can happen very subtly. And so, I can become very subtly distracted. For everyone, it's important...

Collaboration goes easier with the right mindset

Working together is not easy because at least two things come together that do not naturally belong together. You have your own needs, your insecurities, and expectations. And you have the needs, insecurities, and expectations of others: sometimes another person, sometimes a group of people. These differences can make working...

Resilience can be learned!

I get the impression that we are becoming less and less resilient as a society. I suspect that the pandemic is also having a great effect on our resilience. This decrease in resilience is quite worrisome because it is precisely during a crisis that we need resilience. If the crisis...