Personal Leadership

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...

Current leadership is out of date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...

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...

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...

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...

Don’t take your thoughts so serious

Scientists calculated that an average brain makes 25,000-50,000 thoughts a day. (How many of these thoughts are you aware of?) This amount of thoughts means people have between 1,000 and 2,000 thoughts per hour if we include the night. That's a lot. The brain automatically and reflectively produces these thoughts....

We leave too much brainpower unused

Did you know that 20% of your bodily energy is used by the brain? The average brain weighs approximately 1.4 kilograms. If you weigh 70 kilos, this means that 2%  is brains. So 2% of your weight uses 20% of your energy. Your brain is of the utmost importance to...

Why is brain based coaching so effective and successful?

Anything related to the brain is hot! It’s become a central topic in different fields of expertise such as sales, marketing and health. Brain based coaching and training aren’t as well know yet, although it’s without doubt the most effective form of coaching. Why is coaching based on neurosciences so successful? Coaching...