Leading People is an art not a trick

Developing the leadership competencies of your staff can have a high positive impact As a consultant and trainer I am frequently involved in training programmes to develop the leadership capabilities of employees in companies and institutes. In large companies there is often an in-company training…

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Self-Steering Teams: heaven or hell?

Teams without a formal leader need a proper start-up and support to become effective and valued by the team members In some businesses self-steering teams are operating for quite some time now. Successes are reported, but it is not at all a “recipe that fits…

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Emotional Intelligence: essential for outstanding leadership

Although high IQ is a must have to be successful in your job, a high EQ, emotional intelligence, is the factor required to stand out as a leader. The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been spread widely since the mid 1990’s partly due to…

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Launch of Virtual Leaders Lounge

Join free informal exchange with other leaders on topics relevant for you We offer you a unique place for interaction with leaders from other businesses to interact in an informal way and get new perspectives. This helps you to meet new people and discuss challenges…

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Help: virtual work is becoming viral …

... and not limited to multinational companies Some years ago it was my firm belief that virtual working was only found in multinational companies: people across the globe working on the same task or project need to work in a virtual way. Those dispersed teams…

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Emotional Intelligence: how to calibrate your compass?

In previous blogs we wrote about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the use of feedback instruments. In this contribution, we want to combine these two aspects which lead to a very powerful combination for people in leading roles to strengthen their leadership.    …

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Emotional Intelligence: your stepping stone for 2016 to excel your leadership effectiveness

Although high IQ is a must have to be successful in your job, a high EQ, emotional intelligence, is the factor to separate the wheat from the chaff in outstanding performance. The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been spread widely since the mid 1990’s…

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The importance of continuous feedback for personal growth

  Feedback on behaviour and performance is a crucial step in developing people. This is more than the annual performance appraisal: when done on a regular basis it helps people to stay focused on their personal development and growth. Traditionally employees are appraised on a…

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