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Overlook opportunities for increased success — ethical success

Overlook opportunities for increased success — ethical success

Is a widening respect-for-people deficit in today’s commercial endeavours and entrepreneurship overlooking the opportunity for increased success — ethical success?

Success cannot be measured by financials alone

Success cannot be measured by financials alone

True success cannot be measured by financials alone, but by focusing on the critical perspectives that rarely appear on spreadsheets pored over in ivory towers. Successful business recognises the importance of learning and growth: aligning internal processes with customer perception, employee satisfaction and social or 

Building values-based, impact-driven connections in 2021

Building values-based, impact-driven connections in 2021

I want to create values-based, impact-driven networking channels in 2021, for ethical professionals operating in the Netherlands, Benelux and the EU. Who is interested in forming these with me? With limited opportunities to meet and create value with like-minded businesspeople and entrepreneurs in 2020, the 

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Do you take risks and share the rewards, or do you take the rewards by transferring the risk? Team-players tend to favour the former; self-interest motivates the latter. As an employee, are you driven by group success or personal gain? Is autonomy, mastery and purpose 

Focusing outside the box and evolving with artisanal employees

Focusing outside the box and evolving with artisanal employees

EMPLOYEES: be more than an employee, be an artisan. Add value and excellence in everything you do. EMPLOYERS: focus outside the box, employ artisans and evolve. Once upon a time anybody with a skill was an artisan, a craftsperson, a tradesperson: somebody passionate about producing 

Passion, potential and personality create the perfect fit for an employee

Passion, potential and personality create the perfect fit for an employee

If a capable candidate has the passion, potential and personality to succeed, what is more important? Don’t waste time on checkboxes to find a perfect-fit. If you find somebody who combines passion, potential and personality, don’t waste the opportunity to add value and increase success.

Optimiser or Satisficer?

Optimiser or Satisficer?

Are people satisficers or optimisers? It is an overlooked trait, albeit critical to determining how to effect successful change. We optimise sufficient decision-making! We adequately plan for extremes! We are flexible to rigid-commitment! We test our strategies! We maximise satisfactory benefits!

Always on the offensive or gaining value from a successful approach?

Always on the offensive or gaining value from a successful approach?

Micromanagers and struggling hierarchies choose enforcement as their preferred engagement method, failing to recognise any value in explaining and encouraging. Adaptative Leadership engages with people, explains and encourages — repeatedly. Despite always being the last resort, enforcement is consequently unnecessary. What is your leadership style: 

How Organisational Transformation appears as several mindset shifts

How Organisational Transformation appears as several mindset shifts

Any organisation, commercial or otherwise, that hopes to remain relevant in the 21st century economy by successfully embracing the current paradigm shift in working practices ought to consider the steps succinctly demonstrated in this simple, yet effective ‘MINDSET SHIFTS for Organisational Transformation’ Sketchnote by Tanmay