A Blog for more Courage

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Are you less confident or actually a little stressed in the following situations too? when doing a presentation or giving a talk At networking events and walking up to strangers Convincing others When delivering some bad news to colleagues or clients Calling a prospect (cold call) When asking your manager for…

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Een blog voor meer moed

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For English, click here. Ben jij ook onzeker of eigenlijk een beetje gespannen in de volgende situaties? Tijdens een presentatie of een voordracht Bij netwerk bijeenkomsten met onbekende mensen Anderen overtuigen Bij het brengen van slecht nieuws aan collega’s of klanten Acquisitie gesprekken Wanneer je je baas om loonsverhoging of een promotie wilt vragen In…

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4 tips on how to deal with an embarrassing mistake

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. It was a Friday afternoon. I was sitting with my manager, another colleague and a client in the small meeting room of the office. We had been working hard to meet a deadline and one hour before the meeting, we realized that a terrible mistake had been made…. The project was…

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What you need to know about empathy

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. In my first Podcast, I talked with Henk Nieboer. He said that a good engineer needs empathy. This can be a challenge for some engineers who just thrill to make calculations, write reports or give advice. In this article I am explaining what empathy is, what the benefits are and how…

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100 ways to experience more joy and happiness

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Voor Nederlands, klik hier. We all feel down sometimes and it is not always possible to be happy and joyful all day. That’s okay. I do believe that life is more enjoyable when we’re happy. Here are some ways to experience more joy and happiness in life: Smile (when you’re waking up) Listen (carefully) Read…

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100 manieren om meer vreugde en geluk te ervaren

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For English, click here. We voelen ons allemaal wel eens niet zo goed en het is het niet altijd mogelijk om de hele dag gelukkig en blij te zijn. Dat is ok. Ik geloof wel dat het leven leuker is als we gelukkig zijn. Hier zijn een aantal manieren om meer vreugde en geluk te ervaren…

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8 tips to be more productive

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Last time I wrote a review of the book “Originals’ by Adam Grant. He writes that Originals are great procrastinators . Examples are Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Luther King Jr. One advantage of procrastination, Grant says, is that you can find a new angle or a new idea to complete your task. But at one point you…

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Your guide on how to comment on blogs

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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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Your favorite blog topic here!

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Nederlands hier Over the last years I’ve been blogging about different topics which came to me while coaching, training, networking surfing the web, reading or just visiting friends. Actually my first idea to blog about was born while listening to the radio! Since then I have been writing about dealing with challenges, setting goals, taking opportunities, reflection,…

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ONE exercise to find out what you’re good at or what you need to do (includes a FREE gift)

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If you want to find out what you’re good at or what you need to do in times of change, the lifeline exercise might help you. The exercise is very simple, you just need to take time for it. In essence you will review key events in your life. These can be the graduation from high…

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