Bad Leadership Comes With a Cost

Bad Leadership Comes With a Cost

The cost of bad leadership is tremendous. So Should we invest in leadership education or is it just hopeless? @dducheyne argues that we should change our view on leadership. Disappointment Recently, I did a keynote with Leaders in Mind in

Mindset: Becoming is more Important than Being

Mindset: Becoming is more Important than Being

In her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, Carol Dweck differentiates between having a fixed or growth mindset. Before I read the book, I assumed I had a growth mindset. However, as Friedrich Nietzshe stated in his book “Aphorisms

Ecosystem Thinking: why is it so difficult?

Ecosystem Thinking: why is it so difficult?

After Nike, Apple, Google, Amazon … Ever since Nike, Apple, Google and Amazon started integrating their products and services into their ecosystems, companies want to copy the model and build their own. But it’s harder than they think. The companies

Building the Next Organisation

Building the Next Organisation

This article is an end-of-the-year reflection about the future of organisations and the future labour market. I wish everyone who reads this the very best for 2018, a year that will be disruptive. By clicking on the pictures you can

Ignite the Inner Game Changer In Your Work (Interview)

Ignite the Inner Game Changer In Your Work (Interview)

Tonje lives in Vinterbro, near Drøbak in Norway with her man and her two daughters.She is the founder of Growthitude AS and has worked as an Executive and Industry Manager in companies like Microsoft and Google with clients from all

Downshifting: Managing the S-Shaped Curve of Learning

Downshifting: Managing the S-Shaped Curve of Learning

This blog is about downshifting, the practice of taking a step down to relaunch one’s career or learning. It’s a difficult part of a long career. The Piano Player When I studied the piano, a long time ago, I had

The Power of Social Technologies in Business.

The Power of Social Technologies in Business.

This is a blog inspired by the book “Social Technologies in Business” by Isabel De Clercq. Two Questions Imagine an organization where people can say whatever they want, when they want and to whom they want. Freedom of speech put

# Metoo and Leadership

# Metoo and Leadership

# Metoo In the past weeks there has been a tidal wave of disclosure about people abusing their power. The # metoo movement has helped people, men and women alike, to come forward and share their experiences with the world.

Potential Needs a Push

Potential Needs a Push

Human Potential What is human potential? We don’t know. You could say that potential is that what is possible. Or that what is not impossible. But with that not much has been said. We like to see potential as an innate quality.

I am a Leader. I am a Person. The Story of Themba (Pt 2)

I am a Leader. I am a Person. The Story of Themba (Pt 2)

This is the second part of the Story of Themba. Read the first part here.   The Aftereffects of Themba’s Breakdown After Themba’s breakdown, Kate took him to a Psychologist. The final diagnosis was acute depression. He couldn’t believe the diagnosis.

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