HOW you say things

Summary: This article is about the Process Communication Model. A model based on 6 different types of communication (personality types) that can be used to manage stress, to communicate more effectively with others in harmony as you tune-in to the world of someone else. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Last week I was on a flight and…

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Do you dare to be vulnerable?

Summary: Being vulnerable is not something current in the technical world were minds are an important tool. The expression of feelings plays an important role by being vulnerable. This article is about the benefits of being vulnerable. It helps to resolve conflicts, to have better communication, relationships and to accomplish projects more successfully. Voor Nederlands,…

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Techniques for Engineers to be more Creative

Summary: As an engineer you find solutions to problems. It can happen that you’re stuck with a project and that you’re not advancing. This article will help you and your team to be more creative in finding new ideas and inspiration to move on and to be successful. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. An essential aspect…

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8 Essential Soft Skills for Engineers

Summary:  Next to technical skills, soft skills are essential in order to succeed as an engineer. In this article 8 soft skills are presented including tips on how to master these skills. Voor Nederlands, Klik hier. It was at the end of the last century. Together with a colleague I was sent to a conference…

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Secrets of Successful Multidisciplinary Teams

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Summary: Multidisciplinary teams can successfully work together if there is a good preparation of the project, if attention is given to action, interaction and reflection. This applies to professionals who are working together for a short time and for international teams who are working on a project for many years. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. I…

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Why does nobody want to become an engineer?

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Summary: In this article I investigate why nobody wants to become an engineer. The goal is to make more people enthusiastic for a career in engineering and to support engineers. Klik hier voor Nederlands On my LinkedIn profile there are a lot of vacancies lately for technical jobs. I catches my eye. The economy is…

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How to find your WHY

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Summary: Review of the book “Find your Why” by Simon Sinek. Through discovering and living your WHY, you can find more fulfillment and passion in your work. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. I am sure you’re great in what you do like making calculations or designing structures. Perhaps you’re a specialist in consulting, with Excel sheets, databases…

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Be an authentic Engineer!

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. As an engineer you might just do your job: collect parameters, requirements, make your calculations and consult your client. You just want to do a good job, and this is great. That can be a sign of authenticity. I was at an event last week. A man walked up to me…

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Your Guide for a Perfect Pitch

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. I am sure it happened to you during a networking event. Someone asks you what you do. Do you find this difficult and you start to stammer because you do not know what to say? Then it is might be useful to have a good pitch. In this article I’ll explain…

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One Moment Please

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. A theme that has been on my mind lately is letting go. Patience I have found that patience plays an important role here. We live in a society where needs have to be satisfied swiftly and where there are many impulses that ask for our attention. Are we, or not, going…

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