Now that everyone is ‘back to normal’, the year has really started, I realize that I have kept my intentions for 2016 very close to the chest. I’ve never been one for annual goal setting, but I do like having a clear intention for the year. This year I have opted for the ‘choose a … More Happy February
(There is a finder’s fee for whoever can return her safely to me.) I hadn’t noticed at first, I’m pretty busy doing other things. But when I started thinking about my next blog for the umpteenth time and came up with… nothing, I realized she was gone. She’s a wonderful muse, but she has her … More Where is my (blogging) muse?
Or you shouldn’t – it’s not good for your health. Let me explain: there is something wrong with the key belief of the Western world ‘you can be anything you want’. Instead of helping us fly, it is making us struggle. What’s happening? When I was 3, I wanted to be a fairy or a … More Why you can NOT be ‘anything you want’
Most managers I know are conflict avoiders, hell – even most companies I know are focused on having as little conflict as possible. Why is that? And more – should we not consider a different way of looking at conflict? Today most conflicts go like this: Step 1: someone is annoyed, irritated, frustrated with someone … More Why conflicts are good for you
On Monday I had a real ‘off’ day. Waking up with my eyes still closed, energy locked in my sleeping cells. A feeling that stayed with me throughout the day. Spiced up with a bit of self-berating, self-doubt and a dollop of fear. I had been told this could happen when you start your own … More When having a bad day…
You are a great professional, you love your job and your company – but you feel it’s time for something more, a next step. You want to become a manager. But do you? Before you start sending off your CV, let’s take a closer look. In my previous life as an HR Business Partner, I … More So you want to become a manager?
I was a playful and headstrong child – I knew exactly what I wanted, and what I didn’t want – and probably drove my parents up the walls in the process. I remember an explosive discussion at age 3 over an orange dress that I absolutely wanted to wear – even if my mom felt … More The new black
Sometimes things happen that cannot be explained. Now you might already know how much I want to understand people. How the mind works, what makes us human, how to predict behavior. I read and study, I share my findings and insights, I teach and write about it. It is a complex topic, one I will … More Miracles do happen (a love story)
A lot of you have already had your holidays (sorry to remind you…). Have you been struggling to really disconnect from work during that break? Or at least been able to keep your email closed? Did you not want to think about work, let alone do anything for it but couldn’t help yourself? Then you … More The post-holiday syndrome
No, this post is not sponsored by Nike. Though if anyone wants to make that happen, don’t let me stop you. We often reside in our heads. It’s amazing how much time we spend there. Planning. Remembering. Dreaming. Fantasizing. In a good way. In a bad way. An enormous amount of thoughts and stories builds … More Just do it