Category Archives: 5. Awareness & empowerment

Wat laat creative mensen jumpen naar ondernemerschap?

Ondernemerschap is niet alleen een kwestie van een goed idee, een business plan, enig boekhoudig vermogen en veel doorzettingsvermogen om het plan uit te voeren. Dit blijft uiteraard belangrijk maar kan ondernemerschap fnuiken omdat het uitgangsprincipe te rationeel, lineair en … Continue reading

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Listening is not about understanding the other, but about making the other feel understood

Being silent has an impact for the good or for the worse. Dave Ulrich made clear in his HR masterclass in Brussels that the loudest feedback is silence. Saying nothing when you ought to speak is approving the other’s bad … Continue reading

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Middle managers & leadership – part 3: how to become a middle leader?

“Which leadership book or training can you recommend me? How can I become a middle leader?” These simple questions require very complex answers if you consider all dimensions of leadership. Day, Harrison and Halpin (2009) advocate an integrative model of … Continue reading

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Jan Nolf over leiderschap in de rechtszaal

Deze morgen lichtte Jan Nolf, vrederechter op rust, zijn visie op de gang van zaken in justitie toe in Peeters & Partners*. Zijn beschouwingen: “Een ego op zich is een kwaliteit. Het probleem is dat de lange tenen soms meegroeien … Continue reading

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Mindfulness … seriously?

When I tell people that I am conducting research on mindfulness, I often get frowns. “You are supposed to be a serious academic. How can you be involved into this wishy-washy, spiritual stuff?” After very mindfully accepting my frustration I … Continue reading

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Leadership implies that you know yourself.

Leadership is personal and contextual. Leadership is a personal choice in a certain situation to take up an uneasy challenge. This explains why ‘awareness’ is at the heart of leadership. Awareness of the reality, also the reality of own’s own self. … Continue reading

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Toon Bossuyt over leiderschap: “Als je iemand wil veranderen, moet je hem eerst begrijpen.”

 Bossuyt is 43 jaar, en leidt sinds 2005 Boss Paints met 240 medewerkers. De onderneming is in 2010 verkozen tot KMO van het jaar door UNIZO en heeft dit onder meer te danken aan haar “gedrevenheid, klantvriendelijkheid en bescheiden maar … Continue reading

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