Realism: Pessimism’s worst Enemy.

Realism: Pessimism’s worst Enemy.

Optimism and Pessimism rule I am fed up with all those messages about optimism on twitter. It’s like you have to be optimistic. I choose not to be. I am a realist. And I am fine with that. But it

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Johari reveals your blind Spots.

Johari reveals your blind Spots.

About the Unknown There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Learning coaches are not life coaches

Learning coaches are not life coaches

Learning Coaches ? I am working for an organization that wants some of its employees grow into learning coaches. The ambition is to generate a pool of them. These learning coaches will help to develop the learning processes of their colleagues and

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Entrepreneur vs Employee

Entrepreneur vs Employee

Are you an entrepreneur ? I remember the day I applied for an HR Services Manager role in a FMCG firm. That was 13 years ago. This blog tries to bring that memory back to life. The notion of entrepreneur was apparently very important to my

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Hiring for Engagement: The Triple C Approach.

Hiring for Engagement: The Triple C Approach.

Hiring Process and Methodologies I have always wondered about the “process” aspect of hiring. How does the process aspect relate to the “human” aspect. Or are both just the same? In most cases applicants go through a standard process. This process consists

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Fear and faith, excellent Allies.

Fear and faith, excellent Allies.

Tough social times Belgium is going through tough social times. November and December have been particularly intense in terms of manifestations and strikes. And it may not be over yet. Union leaders say that people are very worried and afraid

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Amusing ourselves to Death Valley

Amusing ourselves to Death Valley

It’s not about death. It’s about our honeymoon. Ten years ago my wife and I had our honeymoon. We travelled to the west side of the USA. We did a fantastic tour, starting in LA, going to Arizona, Utah, Nevada,

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Ready or not, Transition comes.

Ready or not, Transition comes.

Transition and resilience In an earlier blog on transition, I wrote about resilience. Resilience offers a way of dealing with continuous change. Or with transition, as I like to call it. I believe in the power of resilience. I have experienced it

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Politics or Polethics ?

Politics or Polethics ?

Are Politics negative? Does an organization without political games or hidden agendas exist? If  I would ever see such an organization, I’d be very surprised. Political behavior is of all times and places. And it’s often seen as negative. Why is that?

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.

Houston, we have some conflicts!

Houston, we have some conflicts!

I have been coaching some people through conflicts recently. I saw them taking up various behaviors. Going from yelling to each other, to manipulating each other. To end up simply avoiding or even physically running away from conflicts. And there was me, trying

Karl Van Hoey

Karl Van Hoey

Karl is Senior Consultant and Certified Coach (PCC) @talentogrow, specialized in transforming leaders and leading transformations. He stimulates contexts for collaboration, as a key condition for excellent performance. He is an hrchitect and social media networker.