17 oktober 2018

How asking for help can boost your work and career

Over the last years, work has changed. Collaboration has become more flexible. People co-operate in changing partnerships, using their expertise temporarily on a specific job within a cross-functional project. Then move on to the next. Even between partner companies, experts are exchanged or outsourced. This way of working entails people’s need to help each other. Only by sharing knowledge and asking for each other’s help, results can be achieved. This is not only valid within […]
25 juli 2018

Don’t let negativity kill your business! 5 simple ways to stay positive

Let’s face it. Every day we’re confronted with negativity. Just turn on the news, and it’s full of tragedies. That’s the nature of the news; it focuses mostly on the bad stuff. Then at work and while running your business, you’ll sometimes have to deal with negative people. Be it a coworker that loves to complain or a client that always seems to be unhappy. Keeping a positive mindset, which is essential to success, can […]
25 juli 2018

5 key benefits of a dedicated corporate responsibility committee

The success of any company depends on its relationship with its customers. Nowadays, organizations need to be customer-centric to survive. Also, your customer has come to expect much more from you on issues like sustainability and corporate responsibility. The way a company treats its people and the environment is a central theme in maintaining positive relations with the public. Companies do show an increasing awareness of this, but only 10 percent of US company boards […]
25 juli 2018

How to maximize the middle years and not be middling as a CEO?

In life, we tend to focus on beginnings and endings, be it of relationships, going to college and new jobs. However, the most critical part is often what happens in-between. This rule goes for a CEO as well. As a new CEO, you typically start with a clear agenda of urgent issues to handle. It can be anything; finding new revenue streams, implementing cutbacks or getting the company out of the red. As a CEO […]
25 juli 2018

7 Ways to make change management a success in your company

The only thing sure in life is change. This rings truer than ever today. Our world is undergoing rapid societal and technological shifts. New markets are opening up with a whole new set of consumers. Many of the biggest companies today, barely existed 10 years ago. New, and old, players thoroughly disrupt traditional industries. No wonder that change management has become so important. However, a 2013 survey by Strategy and the Katzenbach Center survey among […]
25 juli 2018

7 Steps to focus your attention and stop getting distracted

Every day a thousand and one things are clambering for your attention. Social media updates, apps from a friend, family, and coworkers, breaking news notifications or urgent emails. It’s so easy to get distracted. According to a study it takes our mind about 25 minutes to get back to the level of focus we had before getting distracted. Imagine the negative impact on your productivity. Let’s change this. Read them through in one go; it […]
29 juni 2018

Do you want to be a better leader? Get humble

The leader was once was a patriarchal person, an authority figure. There was a clear top-down hierarchy. You had the worker bees and their boss. Speaking out as a worker was an unwritten no-no, just like asking for a workers’ opinion. This leadership style was standard for a long time, from feudal times right into the industrial revolution up until very recently. Actually, this style is still quite common in certain industries and work cultures. […]
29 juni 2018

6 Tips for your business  to use now to win the innovation game

As a company, you want to be winning the innovation game. This easier said than done. Your market environment is continuously changing. New technologies arrive, customers’ needs evolve, global competition increases and disruptive startups turn your industry upside down. However, there is no need for despair just yet since two can play that game. All these potential threats bring opportunities as well. You simply need to understand how to play your cards right. To help […]
29 juni 2018

Your business needs to be able to drive its strategy

A strategy is a roadmap for your company. It shows you the way to achieve your mission. However, the roadmap won’t do much if your car isn’t working. Take a look at all the recent trouble at Tesla and its Model 3. Tesla needs to increase production of its Model 3 to meet market demand, and start making a profit for the first time in its history. However, it’s running into a myriad of problems. […]
29 juni 2018

Smart collaboration harnesses the power of your subject-matter experts

Workplaces these days depend on their subject-matter experts to steer them in the right direction. These star employees use their knowledge to advise on a variety of business decisions and to create innovative strategic plans that help organizations hit their numbers and profit greatly. But in this star-driven culture, where competition reigns king, how do you get these top employees to put aside their egos and work together for the good of the business? The […]
23 juni 2018

5 Ways how giving boosts your energy and grows your business

The saying goes; It’s better to give than to receive. And though we all probably like to receive a thoughtful gift, deep down we know that we also love to give. That happy face of your partner when you surprise them with flowers or tickets to see their favorite team play. And when you’re a manager, what’s better than being able to tell your employees that they deserve a bonus? Even if it’s the end […]
23 juni 2018

Want to be more innovative? Take these 4 simple steps today

Every company wants to be innovative. Discovering new products and services, or improving existing ones, before the competition does. Innovation is speeding up exponentially in the last few years. From breakthroughs in AI to huge rockets that launch satellites and then safely land back on earth. However, not all innovations have to be of this size and becoming more innovative isn’t rocket science either. You don’t have to hire the next Albert Einstein or Elon […]
23 juni 2018

How questioning can thrive your business

“Question everything”, Albert Einstein once said. His advice made sense as most people do not ask many questions in conversations. Yet, we can learn so much from it. Those people who do ask questions, tend to be more liked. We all remember conversations at birthday parties when a person showed genuine interest in our life. We immediately liked the person and had a great time. When people feel they are heard, they are willing to […]
18 juni 2018

Smart collaboration harnesses the power of your subject-matter experts

Smart collaboration harnesses the power of your subject-matter experts Workplaces these days depend on their subject-matter experts to steer them in the right direction. These star employees use their knowledge to advise on a variety of business decisions and to create innovative strategic plans that help organizations hit their numbers and profit greatly. But in this star-driven culture, where competition reigns king, how do you get these top employees to put aside their egos and […]
17 oktober 2018

How asking for help can boost your work and career

Over the last years, work has changed. Collaboration has become more flexible. People co-operate in changing partnerships, using their expertise temporarily on a specific job within a cross-functional project. Then move on to the next. Even between partner companies, experts are exchanged or outsourced. This way of working entails people’s need to help each other. Only by sharing knowledge and asking for each other’s help, results can be achieved. This is not only valid within […]
25 juli 2018

Don’t let negativity kill your business! 5 simple ways to stay positive

Let’s face it. Every day we’re confronted with negativity. Just turn on the news, and it’s full of tragedies. That’s the nature of the news; it focuses mostly on the bad stuff. Then at work and while running your business, you’ll sometimes have to deal with negative people. Be it a coworker that loves to complain or a client that always seems to be unhappy. Keeping a positive mindset, which is essential to success, can […]
25 juli 2018

5 key benefits of a dedicated corporate responsibility committee

The success of any company depends on its relationship with its customers. Nowadays, organizations need to be customer-centric to survive. Also, your customer has come to expect much more from you on issues like sustainability and corporate responsibility. The way a company treats its people and the environment is a central theme in maintaining positive relations with the public. Companies do show an increasing awareness of this, but only 10 percent of US company boards […]
25 juli 2018

How to maximize the middle years and not be middling as a CEO?

In life, we tend to focus on beginnings and endings, be it of relationships, going to college and new jobs. However, the most critical part is often what happens in-between. This rule goes for a CEO as well. As a new CEO, you typically start with a clear agenda of urgent issues to handle. It can be anything; finding new revenue streams, implementing cutbacks or getting the company out of the red. As a CEO […]
25 juli 2018

7 Ways to make change management a success in your company

The only thing sure in life is change. This rings truer than ever today. Our world is undergoing rapid societal and technological shifts. New markets are opening up with a whole new set of consumers. Many of the biggest companies today, barely existed 10 years ago. New, and old, players thoroughly disrupt traditional industries. No wonder that change management has become so important. However, a 2013 survey by Strategy and the Katzenbach Center survey among […]
25 juli 2018

7 Steps to focus your attention and stop getting distracted

Every day a thousand and one things are clambering for your attention. Social media updates, apps from a friend, family, and coworkers, breaking news notifications or urgent emails. It’s so easy to get distracted. According to a study it takes our mind about 25 minutes to get back to the level of focus we had before getting distracted. Imagine the negative impact on your productivity. Let’s change this. Read them through in one go; it […]
29 juni 2018

Do you want to be a better leader? Get humble

The leader was once was a patriarchal person, an authority figure. There was a clear top-down hierarchy. You had the worker bees and their boss. Speaking out as a worker was an unwritten no-no, just like asking for a workers’ opinion. This leadership style was standard for a long time, from feudal times right into the industrial revolution up until very recently. Actually, this style is still quite common in certain industries and work cultures. […]
29 juni 2018

6 Tips for your business  to use now to win the innovation game

As a company, you want to be winning the innovation game. This easier said than done. Your market environment is continuously changing. New technologies arrive, customers’ needs evolve, global competition increases and disruptive startups turn your industry upside down. However, there is no need for despair just yet since two can play that game. All these potential threats bring opportunities as well. You simply need to understand how to play your cards right. To help […]
29 juni 2018

Your business needs to be able to drive its strategy

A strategy is a roadmap for your company. It shows you the way to achieve your mission. However, the roadmap won’t do much if your car isn’t working. Take a look at all the recent trouble at Tesla and its Model 3. Tesla needs to increase production of its Model 3 to meet market demand, and start making a profit for the first time in its history. However, it’s running into a myriad of problems. […]
29 juni 2018

Smart collaboration harnesses the power of your subject-matter experts

Workplaces these days depend on their subject-matter experts to steer them in the right direction. These star employees use their knowledge to advise on a variety of business decisions and to create innovative strategic plans that help organizations hit their numbers and profit greatly. But in this star-driven culture, where competition reigns king, how do you get these top employees to put aside their egos and work together for the good of the business? The […]
23 juni 2018

5 Ways how giving boosts your energy and grows your business

The saying goes; It’s better to give than to receive. And though we all probably like to receive a thoughtful gift, deep down we know that we also love to give. That happy face of your partner when you surprise them with flowers or tickets to see their favorite team play. And when you’re a manager, what’s better than being able to tell your employees that they deserve a bonus? Even if it’s the end […]
23 juni 2018

Want to be more innovative? Take these 4 simple steps today

Every company wants to be innovative. Discovering new products and services, or improving existing ones, before the competition does. Innovation is speeding up exponentially in the last few years. From breakthroughs in AI to huge rockets that launch satellites and then safely land back on earth. However, not all innovations have to be of this size and becoming more innovative isn’t rocket science either. You don’t have to hire the next Albert Einstein or Elon […]
23 juni 2018

How questioning can thrive your business

“Question everything”, Albert Einstein once said. His advice made sense as most people do not ask many questions in conversations. Yet, we can learn so much from it. Those people who do ask questions, tend to be more liked. We all remember conversations at birthday parties when a person showed genuine interest in our life. We immediately liked the person and had a great time. When people feel they are heard, they are willing to […]
18 juni 2018

Smart collaboration harnesses the power of your subject-matter experts

Smart collaboration harnesses the power of your subject-matter experts Workplaces these days depend on their subject-matter experts to steer them in the right direction. These star employees use their knowledge to advise on a variety of business decisions and to create innovative strategic plans that help organizations hit their numbers and profit greatly. But in this star-driven culture, where competition reigns king, how do you get these top employees to put aside their egos and […]
5 mei 2018

8 Essential steps for your business to lead the digital revolution

The Industrial Revolution has changed our way of life. It has impacted everybody and upset societal hierarchies, changed business and overthrown governments. Industries rose from water power, turned to steam power and then got hooked up to electricity. Now the next wave of innovation is replacing the old industrial infrastructure. New technologies change the way we interact with our customers, produce products and supply services. Technologies like: Big data Robotics Software Blockchain The Industrial Internet […]