Narrative Leadership

Yesterday PWN Amsterdam organized a great event about Narrative Leadership: The art of speaking so others can hear you. The speaker, David Drake,  an experienced American coach and the creator of  narrative coaching answered the questions: Why narrative leadership is more than storytelling How to use the iMAP frame to communicate better How to use narrative design to structure your message How… Read More

You really can’t be too rich…

How much money do you need to be happy?  What do you sacrifice to earn more money?  At what amount would you say “I have enough”? As it turned out according to a recent research, there is no satiation point when it comes to money. So the answer to the questions above is obvious – we will never… Read More

On reading and leading and heroic leadership

Will Rogers once said that there are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to touch an electric fence. Most of us would agree that becoming successful involves a lot of electric fence touching, methaphorically speaking, and being an alert observer of… Read More

This is water

Start the weekend with a great piece of wisdom – watch one of the most honest, provoking commencement speeches ever. It was delivered by David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College, three years before David took his own life. “The point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, important… Read More

Nothing Fails Like Success

Weekly business advice:  Be aware of the quiet, slow danger of active inertia There is no better time to talk about the term active inertia than today, in the age of uncertainty and disruption. According to Donald Sull, a Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School, “active inertia is the condition of doing what you’ve always… Read More

Some Thoughts On Leadership

I am fed up with articles which present leadership as an easy effort and an overnight success – just google the word leadership and you will see 458,000,000 search results. To paraphrase a famous quote “leaders are like ghosts, everybody talks about them, but few have seen them”. There are millions of articles insulting our… Read More

Modern Management Methods Conference

Can we make our knowledge workers 50x more productive in the 21st Century? At the beginning of October I attended the Modern Management Methods Conference (#lknl13) organized by LeanKanban Netherlands and the Lean-Kanban University. It was a great event that inspired me to learn more about agile, kanban and lean. In the complex world we… Read More