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Understanding the importance of WHY and other motivational leadership quotes

During an Executive Leadership workshop, I was asked what my favorite motivational leadership quote is and I never have to think a single second to answer this question. “Don’t summon your men to build a ship, instead develop their yearning for the seas.” by Antoine de Saint Exupery and I always enjoy explaining why this

Under Cyber Attack!

Last Sunday, August 28th, at 17:53 a Brute Force Attack started against this website and this attack is still ongoing. At this moment, there are 2.538 systems involved in this attack and so far the countermeasures are holding. So let us have a closer look at this attack, see what it means and what we

PREVIEW: Cyber Security for Road Warriors

Preview of the upcoming workshop: Cyber Security for Road Warriors Workshop Coach: 35 year experience as Manager, Executive and Coach in a Global environment. Traveling is part of the job. Checking in, checking out, boarding, changing travel plans and dealing with delays are routine. A Professional Road Warrior who places a sign with name of the

Training program: Communicating Information – the power of emotionalizing the message!

Presenting information is one thing, but how do we get the message across and how can we make it stick? Which factors influence how our message is perceived and remembered? In this training program, we take a closer look at how the audience responds to information and communication and how we can influence this by

New training program available: Doing Business in Russia

Based on over 20 year own experience and Best Practices from colleagues and Business Partners, this training program provides a practical guideline for European Managers, Executives and (future) Expats, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of doing Business in Russia. Doing Business in Russia is available in the following variations: Introduction Training – (2 hours)

Operations Management – The Hidden Machine in Communication and Cooperation

There is a secret code to get the full attention of everyone in the areas of Production, LEAN, OPEX and even the Finance Department: “The Hidden Machine”. With the term Hidden Machine, we describe improvements in efficiency and effectiveness by which we can produce more with the same equipment and manpower. More output as if

Did you check your PEAK consumption today and why didn’t you?

Peak consumption in energy is an expensive matter in 2 ways. First we have to make sure that our infrastructure is capable of handling those peaks plus a safety margin, which has its impact on investments or leasing costs and of course on the ongoing maintenance and complexity of our infrastructure. Secondly, most energy suppliers

Operations Management: Leading your team

When leading Operations as Manager or Director, you will see yourself confronted with expectations for performance and results which are not achieved in the current setting. On the floor, where your team does their work, these expectations might seem far fetched but during the managerial reviews, you fully commit to fulfilling these expectations. You believe

Change Management

A practical example I use in our Master Classes “Change Management”: When asked by the Steering Committee to lead a project which had already accumulated 1 year delay and was 42% over it’s original budget of 5 million EURO, my first intention was to understand what caused this project to go so far off track.