3 things I learned on a snow scooter and a dogsled

A few weeks ago I was in Lapland, the scenery was breathtaking. A thick pack of snow, not too cold, a beautiful bright sky and even sunshine. That was the scenery in which I, together with 30 other women, went out on a trip. After a short initiation in snow scooter...

When your talent becomes the ‘enemy’

For 20 years she did a great job at doing a job that didn’t really suit her talents and she did it so well that all her bosses and coworkers believed it was her talent. And so did she. We was recognised for her results and built a beautiful career. Until she...

Work as support during rocky times

Earlier this week I wrote a personal blog, soon after I received many messages, texts and phone calls. From friends asking me how I’m doing and if there’s anything they can do to help. Not only friends took the time to reach out to me. I also got messages and calls...

Do you have a job that changes lives?

"I found a new job!", an ex-participant who I guided through outplacement, e-mailed me the good news. He thanked me again for my guidance, that I took upon me with a lot of joy and love, because I happen to have the greatest job in het world. I...

The courage of imperfection

Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. - Bréné Brown Apart from being a famous and appreciated book Dr. Prof. Bréné Brown, ‘the courage of imperfection’ has...

Will only perfection make us satisfied?

You should be happy and proud if your organization receives such a recognition, right? Do we expect everything to be perfect before we allow ourselves to be proud? Do we expect our employer to make everything perfect before we are allowed to say that they’re doing a good job? That doesn’t seem like a fair deal to me. Because as an organization it’s very hard to know what each individual expects.

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