Dear Sam, During your recent coachingsession we talked about the “legacy” of the previous director, as a result of which you are now struggling in your new role as manager and leader. In the Board as well as within your own team you are struggling to find your place and the responsibilities and tasks that go […]
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‘Soft?’ I repeat in a faltering voice, my heart skips a beat and I instinctively hide behind my hoodie so you can’t see me for a moment. It’s a drizzly Tuesday, the kind of day when you’d rather meet in a warm café. That’s not possible right now, so during a walk through the dunes […]
As a leader you experience those days where you as a leader, are working very hard, with your employees, your team within business and it seems that it doesn’t make a difference at all. As a result of that you can get dispirited and give up. It takes a lot of courage to stay on […]
This time a guest blog by Patrick van Loon, who participated in a Being on Mission Program one year ago. Read here what participating has brought to him. Why participate? After reading Mark McGregor his book I recognized a few things from the story in my own life. Working harder all the time to […]
In a competitive complex business environment, companies demand more from their employees than ever before. But those same forces are also overwhelming employees, jeopardizing their resilience and abilities. No wonder so many leaders are focusing on the pursuit of a high-performance culture. The irony is that building a performance culture may not be the best, […]
The other day, I heard someone say: “The right person in the right place”… We are all familiar with this statement and we know what it means. But still it made me think, because you can look at it from two sides: – The right person; – The right place; In our Being on Mission […]
When it’s about personal development, you often will be indicated at the importance of self-reflection. But how reliable is the image that I have of myself? How do I know that my self-image is correct? Our self-image Having a correct self-image is more difficult than you think. Of course you can send your friends and […]
What can we learn from small kids? Small kids don’t see danger; they just do and say whatever they like. They look at the world with an open mind, like I did in this picture about 50 years ago. No worry, struggle or fear to see in my face, just happiness and joy and living […]
Disappointment or wrong expectation? In these times of Corona I notice that being happy, being healthy, suddenly is more important than ever before. We are much more conscious on these themes now we are being confronted with our vulnerability and whether or not your life’s manufacturability. That gave me the insight that everyone handles anger […]
In our previous blog we asked the question: Where are you now? Are you in the no longer or in the not yet? Now that we have more interaction with virtual leaders and their teams, it becomes even more clear. Where you are now and where you are going is, first of all, an individual […]