20 Ways to Sustain Motivation When You’re Struggling

20 Ways to Sustain Motivation When You’re Struggling

  • March 13, 2013
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The second half of motivation is to keep yourself going when you don’t feel the same excitement as you did in the beginning. Perhaps something new has come into your life and your old goal isn’t as much of a priority anymore. Perhaps you skipped a day or two and now you can’t get back […]

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Book review of ‘Whale done! The Power of Positive Relationships’

Book review of ‘Whale done! The Power of Positive Relationships’

  • March 12, 2013
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What does a five-ton killer whale have in common with your people at work and your spouse and kids at home? According to Ken Blanchard and his co-authors from SeaWorld, probably a lot more than you would think. In this inspirational book they show that by accentuating the positive, a technique learned at SeaWorld, your […]

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Book Review: Managing Oneself

Book Review: Managing Oneself

  • December 13, 2012
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The world of today is full of unprecedented opportunities. If you’ve got ambition, drive, and are smart, you can rise to the top of your profession regardless of where you started out. In his book ‘Managing Oneself’, Peter F. Drucker expounds how you can achieve true and lasting excellence by operating from a combination of […]

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Book Review: The Power of Full Engagement

Book Review: The Power of Full Engagement

  • November 4, 2012
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In ‘The Power of Full Engagement’, authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz introduce us to the essence of high performance: managing your own energy. As the authors found out, energy has a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimension. All of these dimensions are explored in this book, including ways to stimulate them and to overcome […]

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Book Review: The Tipping Point

Book Review: The Tipping Point

  • October 25, 2012
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How little things can make a big difference. Why does one idea, message or brand spread around the globe in no time, while other messages have so many difficulties trying to reach their targeted audience? In ‘The Tipping Point’, author Malcolm Gladwell gives you some astonishing insights into how ‘social epidemics’ work. He explains how little […]

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If you think saying good morning to your people is a waste of time, think again.

If you think saying good morning to your people is a waste of time, think again.

  • October 22, 2012
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Leadership is not always best expressed through rallying cries, motivational speeches or disproportional rewards. Learn more about the value of individual consideration. Simple courtesy, respect and genuine interest in people are powerful means for building an engaged organisation.

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Energy is key

Energy is key

  • September 28, 2012
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Energy is a key differentiator. Next to your experience, expertise or competencies, recruiters are looking for candidates who are energetic. IQ is of course an important factor for many jobs, but it’s just an entry level requirement as it is hard to stand out by being smarter. Employers are typically looking for people who are […]

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The 3 axes of Human Potential

The 3 axes of Human Potential

Human potential is not just built on intelligence. IQ is key for sure, but equally important are Emotional and Physical Intelligence (EQ & PhQ). These three axes are crucial batteries of human potential. We are as weak as our weakest battery, so it’s critical to fully develop the three axes in order to reach our […]

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Introducing the 8 – a sexy strategy execution framework

Introducing the 8 – a sexy strategy execution framework

  • June 21, 2012
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“Strategy execution should be a happy marriage between organisational and individual performance.” Strategy Execution is a complex process. In fact, it’s a mix of several processes – and the ideal process picture is different for each organisation. But even with a different mix, each best-in-class performance management process should include some basic building blocks. Luckily, many […]

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8 Ways to Motivate Yourself From the Beginning

8 Ways to Motivate Yourself From the Beginning

Often the problem with goals is not setting them, but sticking to them. If you can stick with a goal for long enough, you’ll almost always get there eventually. It just takes patience, and motivation. Motivation is the key, but it’s not always easy, day in and day out, to find that motivation. The best […]

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