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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 

Resilient democracy?  Or antifragile democracy?

Resilient democracy? Or antifragile democracy?

Does The Economist’s November 28th 2020 cover question overlook a fundamental problem? Do we want or need a democracy that is merely resilient – i.e. remains strong during and after shocks and stressors? No, I suspect not! This is the mistake many commercial enterprises also 

A Day for entrepreneurial thanks

A Day for entrepreneurial thanks

Entrepreneurs keep economies afloat and introduce change, initiative and innovation much swifter and with less disruption than larger corporations’ bigger-is-better confusion: the more distended an object, the more severely it breaks on impact with a challenge, hurdle or crisis. Entrepreneurs are the nutrients keeping a