Do you want more real connections as well?

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Summary: In November 2018 it is estimated that we are with 7.7 billion people on this planet. Maybe you did not know it yet, but we are all connected to each other. This article is about how you can become more aware of the connection you have with others so that you can communicate more…

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ONE Tip for Better Collaboration

Summary: This article is especially for teams who want to work together more effectively. For teams who want to improve the quality of collaboration on the workplace and want to start a dialogue with one another. The article describes the Everything DiSC Workplace® profile and how that can help teams and individuals to effective relationships….

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Do you find it hard to say “NO”?

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Summary: This article explains why we find it hard to decline something and it gives you some techniques to help you make it easier to say “NO”. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. I used to have a hard time saying “NO” to my colleagues, boss, clients and friends. I must admit, I still find it not easy…

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Make your Conflicts Productive!

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Summary: Although conflicts are inevitable in working and professional relationships, we tend to avoid them. This article is about the DISC productive conflict. It can help you to get insight on how you deal with conflicts more productively and effectively. The results are that you can get control over your own emotions and that you…

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HOW you say Things

Summary: This article is about the Process Communication Model®. A model based on 6 different types of communication (personality types) within us, 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…

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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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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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Communicate better (with DISC)!

communiceer beter (met Disc)!

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. In my last article, I wrote that I had quite a hard time with clients who were imposing or condescending. Do you also have trouble to communicate with people who are dominant? Everyone has their own communication style or -preference. In this article, I’ll show you how to identify a communication…

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Get out of your head!

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. We engineers love to use our head. It helps us to think structured and analytical. Also, it helps to make calculations, to model, make lists and predict outcomes. The command line [If…then…else] is one of the first things I learned programming in BASIC. This is also one of the lines in our…

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