Kowai Tatou (Who are we?)

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I learned something new that focuses on leadership, overcoming challenges, connecting and expressing who you are. This experience helps you gain confidence and enthusiasm for the things you do.

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How to inspire your employees for your WHY

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This blog has eight actionable ways for you to help inspire your team or employees to take those actions that align with the organization’s WHY.

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Legacy (Book Review)

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This article is a ‘short’ book review of “Legacy” by James Kerr. The book has 15 lessons from the successful Rugby team, the “All Blacks” from New Zealand. The lessons are an inspiration to be the best you can be, to learn, and to leave the world in a better place than you found it. These lessons enable you to be a good leader for yourself, others, and life.

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The Haka is More than a Little Dance

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Summary: In this article I explain the power of a Haka workshop and how the Haka can be used as an instrument for more leadership, connection or self-confidence to experience and share more happiness. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. For several years, I have been giving Haka workshops throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. I come to…

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From Engineer to Manager

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Twenty years ago, I started as a staff engineer at a big engineering firm. Over the next 10 years, I was involved in multidisciplinary projects worldwide. Then I was asked to manage a team of highly skilled laboratory technicians. They would test soil samples for mechanical properties such as consolidation, shear…

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8 habits of integrity

For Dutch, click here. The other day there was a job posting for an integrity engineer. This opening fascinated me. The objective of the job was to work with other departments regarding integrity requirements for new product developments. OK, that’s integrity on paper. But how do you strive to and uphold a high standard of…

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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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