The link between leadership and sleep

A lot of business leaders admit that they don’t get enough sleep at least four nights a week. A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nick van Dam (McKinsey) and sleep expert Els van der Helm explores the link between sleep and leadership. It also offers a few solutions to improve both individual well-being and…

10 mindfulness minutes a day keep the shrink away

The modern-day busyness gives a lot of people the feeling that they’re becoming reactive in their approach and that they lose control over their day. There is however a method that can help all of us. And that method is… mindfulness. Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter recently posted an interesting article in Harvard Business Review…

Now is the time to plan your next team event!

There’s no better time to start planning your fall teambuilding activity than in the midst of winter. Whether you’re looking to increase overall employee performance, trying to boost cooperation within and across your teams, increasing job satisfaction amongst employees (which sharply increases employee retention rates), or trying to get all noses in the right direction,…

Killer Confidence: a driving force for fulfillment

What happens when you bring a successful actress and film producer, a badass champion NASCAR driver and an entrepreneur turned women’s empowerment expert  in front of a room full of professional women and have them talk about how to build killer confidence? Suddenly the room feels full of energy and the confidence boost is spreading, touching…

Case Study: Personal Leadership Evolution at BASF

The challenge BASF was looking to organize a leadership training for the senior managers in their organization that would elevate their leadership skills while at the same time uncover points of stress within individuals and how to best deal with them. They were also interested in a way to improve communication at various levels in…

Talents and teamwork are key in sailing and in the workplace

Over the last weeks New York has been spoiled with some great sailing events.  There was the America’s Cup World Series, which returned to New York for the first time in almost a century. Racing for this iconic Trophy was held off New York from 1870 to 1920 for the first 13 challenges – with…

The Perfect Team

One of our most popular programs is the Perfect Team module. A lot of organisations are searching for the explanation of the dynamics behind a perfect team. Darren Shand, All Blacks Manager at New Zealand Rugby Union, explains some of this theory in his article on leadership lessons. In 2004, when Darren became manager of the All Blacks, the team was…

Inspire you – inspire me

In the past years of coaching several companies I noticed in some departments the risee of natural leaders and inspirational people during tough moments. Corporate or team values are important for each one of us and especially to get a good focus on team spirit. Therefore I challenge each one of you to inspire yourself by seeking a…

I LOVE Conflict

The Importance of Conflict in Organizations Organizations devote huge amounts of money to conflict and communications: in trying to prevent it, and trying to manage it when it does arise.  So it is well worth devoting time to understanding this phenomenon that is conflict. Where does it come from? And why does it arise with…

The future of corporate leadership

The six stages of the leadership journey   Steering an organization on its unique journey towards its chosen destination is one of the biggest personal challenges facing all leaders. Why? Because internal and external issues will constantly change the landscape in which the organization operates. Navigating the landscape is widely recognized as the new core…