4 Ways to Discover your Values in Life

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Summary: Values play an important role in decision making and help you to live a happier, effective and engaged life, both at office and at home. There are good and bad values. This article explains what values are, how you can recognize them in your own life and how to live more in line with…

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How to Experience Life more Fully & Richer

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Summary: This article is about how you can live and experience life more fully & richer. This is often not the case in a world with superficial interactions where many things go fast. This article gives you a few techniques to live life more fully, for more peace, wisdom and joy. Voor Nederlands, klik hier….

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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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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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4 tips on how to deal with an embarrassing mistake

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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Benefits of Self-Reflection

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. In my last article I wrote that integer people reflect on the mistakes they made in order to learn from them and to act differently in similar situations in the future. Some people have asked me how to reflect. Self-Reflection is comparable to active thinking. The thing is to ask yourself…

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The art of giving

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. In my last article I gave you 100 ways to experience more joy and happiness. One way is to support a good cause (#5). I support Casper and his foundation. Casper van Eijck is a professor at the Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam) and a specialist on pancreatic cancer. Why…

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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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How to be nearly always happy

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. I came across a survey which said that 52% of the participants nearly always feel happy. A long time ago, I used to tell to my friends that I was nearly always happy. This is still the case. Social Media is overwhelming us with tips and tricks on how to lead…

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To do: make a quarterly report

The quarter of this year is over and I just submitted my tax report to the authorities. It’s actually a financial statement including how much taxes I’ve paid on my purchases and how much I have received for my services. I shows very well how I did on a financial level over the last 3 months….

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