How could I tell you…

During the last months I have been working intensively with groups around giving feedback. First and foremost to allow people to give even more positive feedback. But also to bring up and talk about the things that bother them, without hurting...

The right to say no

"To have a good job, you need to be willing to sacrifice", at least that's what I have always learned. "So do what is asked of you. Show your effort and commitment." Effort and commitment are things that an employer expects from you. It's also...

Wicca for beginners

Boston, 2008. It’s freezing cold outside. The Hudson river is frozen solid. I’m on my first business trip to the US (MIT is organising a job fair), as both we and our Dutch colleagues are there to hunt out talent for the company I’m working for....

Are you future-proof, or going extinct?

Do you ever worry about your job in the future? I did, briefly. I read an article through a friend in my network where the CEO of Chrysler shared his vision for the future. His prognosis: in 20 years we would all be out of a job. Holy sh*t. To be honest: it scared me...

Time to reflect

When I got out of bed this morning I was greeted by a brightly shining sun. A sign that summer is about to really begin. And summer almost immediatly makes me think of vacation. Hopefully you will be able to take some time to fully recharge, so you're able to return...

What happens to you, doesn’t define you

Have you ever had a major setback? A hit you didn’t see coming? Something that you thought only happens to other people but not to you? I encounter people on a daily basis whose life didn’t go exactly as they planned. Like our...

How I tackled my bore-out (guestblog by Liesbet Selleslags)

Liesbet Selleslags is an independant woman with very divers interests. People and automation are the core of her activities. Liesbet shares her story about beating her bore-out. That’s right, bore-out. I graduated as a double major in Informatics and as a Social...

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