The One Thing to Boost Employee Engagement

The One Thing to Boost Employee Engagement

This blog site is also linked to the discussion group on Employee Engagement on LinkedIn. It started more than 8 years ago and has about 36,000 members. But like many groups on LinkedIn it had become a bulletin board for

Sustainable Leadership Revisited: A Journey through New Ideas.

Sustainable Leadership Revisited: A Journey through New Ideas.

A Twitter Journey through Sustainable Leadership In my 25 years in business, I have had the pleasure to work with some excellent leaders. I must say that I did not have the bad luck to have to work with those

The Rules Illusion

The Rules Illusion

Organizations should beware of a “rules bias”: a tendency to give in to risk aversion by establishing ever more rules. Trade-off: Restrictions versus Freedom Any situation in which people coexist benefits from common agreements. We like to know what is acceptable

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

This Blog is inspired by a lecture on bad habits by London Business School professor Freek Vermeulen at the Executive Education Alumni Gathering, July 1st 2017. The Story of the Best Bank in the World. This would be the story

The Asshole Trade-Off

The Asshole Trade-Off

The Asshole in the Room It is dangerous to mix metaphors*, but I’m going to do it anyway. The asshole in the workplace has long been (and still are to a large degree) the elephant in the room. There is

6 Pathways for Lifelong learning in a VUCA World.

6 Pathways for Lifelong learning in a VUCA World.

Lifelong Learning is essential in a VUCA World. The @weforum has published a white paper on it. Here are 6 Pathways for lifelong learning for individuals. Learning Does not Stop When the School Finishes Learning does not stop when school

10 Defects of the Talent Market

10 Defects of the Talent Market

An Imperfect Talent Market The talent market isn’t perfect. There are imperfections, paradoxes and dogmas both on the supply side and on the demand side. They pollute our thinking about talent. There are at least 10 talent market defects that make

What We Can Learn from Macron about Sustainable Leadership.

What We Can Learn from Macron about Sustainable Leadership.

The Dwindling Popularity of President Macron The popularity of President Macron is dwindling. That’s not unusual after elections. Many other (French) presidents have seen their popularity go down in the first months in office. But with president Macron there is

Tolerance with Skill.

Tolerance with Skill.

Talking about Religion A couple of years ago I was sitting in a restaurant with some people I had never met before. We were at a conference and we ended up at the same table. These people were very friendly

The Story of the Falling Man – A Tale that Could Happen to All of Us.

The Story of the Falling Man – A Tale that Could Happen to All of Us.

The Fall His boss flew over to sack him. He was stunned. It felt like the walls were collapsing around him. A cold wind cut through his skin. He had not expected this. He thought they would discuss the new plans.

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