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Ik ben gevraagd geweest…

Is het u ook al opgevallen dat Belgen voor topposities steeds ‘gevraagd worden’ of geen kandidaat waren of zijn voor de positie (cf. Kris Peeters dit weekend in de Tijd). Vreemd is dat niet, of toch niet in België. Prof. … 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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Authentic Leadership 2.0.

Recently I realized that a lot of people are embracing authenticity out of a need for simplicity or transparency.  Maybe this is a response to a (perceived) increased complexity. Maybe it is linked to the first level of adult development: … Continue reading

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Leadership is moral: are you honest or just pulling the strings?

Values play an important role in leadership in two ways. First of all, because leadership is a personal choice, the strength of the personal convictions and values will decide how far the leadership will reach. Values are the main stronghold … Continue reading

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Leadership starts by giving, not by asking favors.

Leadership is social influence. One of the drivers of influence is reciprocity: giving makes people want to give back[i]. We are hard-wired like that, because it’s critical for our society, for living together.  The moment we distrust reciprocity, social interaction … Continue reading

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Leadership is a personal claim.

Leadership starts with the personal choice for making change happen, not only change in others, but also change in one’s own self. Leadership is making a personal stand. Some people stick to their comfort zones, avoid risks, change only if … Continue reading

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Goffee & Jones on authentic leadership: “Why should anyone be led by you?”

This is a brilliant question for self reflection on your leadership identity and purpose. It’s also the title of a bestselling HBR article and book of Goffee & Jones*. The book finds easily it’s way to business schools and leaders. And … Continue reading

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