Book review: “Originals” by Adam Grant

Have you ever heard of a vuja-de? It is the opposite of a déjà vu! We face something familiar, but we see it in a fresh way that enables us to gain new insights into old problems. This is one way how an original works. In his new book ‘Originals’, Adam Grant, professor Management and…

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Your guide on how to comment on blogs

I love writing blogs and I enjoy getting comments from you. In my blogs I give you my ideas and experiences on a particular subject. Your comments help me to broaden my viewpoint and to learn. I understand that some readers are wondering how they can react to my blogs or any other blog. In…

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5 steps to overcome mental fatigue

The brain is like a muscle and it needs a variety in stimulus. After studying, course or some major work, the brain can feel ‘full” and tired. It has to rearrange all knowledge and experiences which have been stored on the temporary drive of the brain. The first step is give your brain a rest….

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How to Deal with an Elephant in the Room

Summary: This article is about how to address difficult issues that you would rather not discus at work or at home. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. The elephant in the room is an issue which no one seems to address, but you feel it and it can paralyze you. It can be a sore spot, something politically…

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3 reasons why engineers need coaching (too)

I was an employee of an engineering company for nearly 15 years. There, I worked with great professionals including architects, contractors, government officials, draftsmen and real estate developers.  Most engineers are dedicated to their work & field and some of them are more successful at it than others. I often wondered what the reason is for…

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Je favoriete blog onderwerp hier!

Samenvatting: Ik geniet ervan om te bloggen. Het helpt mij om mijn gedachten duidelijk te ordenen en ik leer er ontzettend veel van! Laat mij je helpen door een blog te schrijven over zaken waar je op dit moment mee te maken hebt, op je werk, in je carrière of thuis. Het beste van alles…

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Your Favorite Blog Topic Here!

Summary: I really enjoy to blog. It helps me to arrange my thoughts and I am learning so much from it. Let me help you by writing a blog about issues that you’re currently dealing with at work, with your career or at home. Best of all, it’s free! Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Over the…

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What would you do if you had 5 extra lives?

That was the question of one of my connections on LinkedIn. This question tickled me and I had to answer it. Why 5 lives? Why not just 1? Most of us are upset of one big wrong decision in their life which they would do different in an extra life. This can be in business…

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What can we learn from a pack of wolves?

I totally fell for a great art of storytelling. The real story is very different from my story below.  Another post on Pulse explains it well. What I’ve learned is to to even better research before writing a post. But the question remains: What does this mean for an organization if it were true? Here is my original…

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Hoe haal je meer uit je netwerkbijeenkomsten?

For English, click here. Ik ben gek op netwerkbijeenkomsten. Ik vind het leuk om mensen te leren kennen, te horen wat ze doen en wat ze nodig hebben. In deze blog vertel ik je hoe ik met plezier en succesvol netwerk. Sommige mensen hebben een hekel aan netwerken en klampen zich krampachtig vast aan die…

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