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…

Life lessons from an evening with a tennis legend

Tonight I had the chance to meet Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters. She was being interviewed at Belcham before a mixed Belgian-American audience of about 40 people for a so-called “Captain session” where Captains of Industry are asked mostly about their achievements and personal life . Kim is admired worldwide as a former world No. 1 in both singles…

Sleep baby sleep

More and more corporate clients ask us to take a look at the sleeping behavior of their employees. In our “sleep baby sleep” sessions we  give tips and tricks derived from the sports world, and more specifically Olympic athletes. Through practical exercises we enhance and optimize sleeping pattern. It is -in fact- the rediscovery of sleep. Why…

Wellbeing Wednesday: 9 Smart phrases to use in employee evaluations

Employees ask for direction on their performance. So when it’s the time for evaluation, they need to be told what they are doing well, and what they can improve upon. These 9 phrases can be used in employee evaluations to offer positive reinforcement and constructive criticism. That way their performance will increase. 1. (employee) has…

Moody Monday: 3 Ways to encourage teamwork

Business problems these days are far too big for one person to tackle. A solid, agile team is far more valuable than a lone genius in solving problems. So why are we still rewarding the smartest people in the room rather than the ones who excel in teamwork? And with the smartest one we mean…

What can you do about weak ankles?

The ankle is possibly one of the most important joints in the body when it comes to stability and mobility. The ligaments provide much stability for the joints and also ensure that the bones connect seamlessly with each other. Muscles are joined to the bones through tendons and provide for movement. A good balance is…

Tactical Tuesday: Confessions of a company without managers (1 year later)

Fitzii, a Canadian software business, made quite a bold move a year ago. They eliminated all management responsibilities within the team. No more bosses, no more top down decisions and no more pointing fingers. Every person working for the firm became responsible for any problem or opportunity they saw. In other words, every person became…

The power of mind mapping

Mind mapping is a form of visual outlining. It may seem really superficial, but once you master it, it really becomes a useful tool. It’s an easy way to deal with the information overload and hyperbolic multitasking we get confronted with every day. Most people will have heard of mind maps, but most people don’t…

TWO THUMBS (part three) KIDS

A month ago I had the chance to have a meet ‘n greet  with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr.  Theo  Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about a healthy way to deal with our connectivity (see two thumbs one) and also about…

TWO THUMBS (part two)

KIDS AND CARS Two weeks ago I had the chance to have a meet ‘n greet with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr. Theo Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about a healthy way to deal with our connectivity (see two thumbs one) and…

TWO THUMBS (part one)

  Last week, I had the chance to have a meet & greet  with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr.  Theo  Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about  a healthy way to deal with our connectivity and also about  kids and cars. Connected…

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…