Brain-based leadership

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...

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...

There is a need for more conscious leadership

The world is getting more and more complex. The most common management culture is one of managing, controlling, being the boss. Systems and models supposedly control the issues that arise, sometimes by being busy creating new cultures. This present management culture does not work in the increasingly complex world, and...

Successful hybrid working

The pandemic has not gone away yet; the pandemic is slowly becoming part of our new normal. This new normal also includes a new way of working together: 'hybrid working.' There are some dangers to hybrid working, and the main danger is that informal communication channels exist much less. In this...

Why all managers MUST know how the brain works

Many interventions that managers apply to inspire or set people in motion just don’t work. These managers don’t approach things from the right perspective because they lack knowledge of the functioning of the brain. If they had this knowledge, without any doubt, they would know what to do. In this...

Being distracted, the new standard?

On a Dutch website about leadership, I read an article with the title: "This is the most important skill of the manager of the 21st century!!!". This title claimed my interest. What turned out to be? The new skill of the manager of the 21st century is about dealing with...

Brain-based leadership makes the difference

All companies should have sufficient knowledge of how the brain works and place this knowledge in their strategy. Applying this knowledge makes the difference in results, in dealing with stress, in getting the best out of your people, in ethical leadership, in behavioral change, and so on. This leadership, brain-based...

By analysis you can’t change behaviour. But what can you do instead?

The analysing behaviour of managers has a negative influence on the speed of cultural and behavioural change. Managers have the habit of analysing behaviour and emotions frequently. To analyse can be very useful for business aspects. However, when it comes to change in culture and behaviour, analysis is often not...

Empowerment: being less directive and less nurturing

During a recent one-on-one evaluation with one of the participants of my brain based coaching training, I was more than pleasantly surprised by a remark one of them made. He said “I have learned that, in a dialogue with a co-worker, “my idea” is not what it is about. My...