26 11, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

By |November 26th, 2015|

Wish you and your beloved ones a day filled with Laughter, Joy, and Thanks.

Yours in Leadership,



21 11, 2015

Why Thanksgiving Makes You A Better Leader

By |November 21st, 2015|

Some leaders see enormous value in giving thanks. Being grateful and expressing
that gratefulness determines their leadership. They make gratitude a daily practice.

Like the ex-chairman of insurance broker Willis Group Holdings, Joseph Plumeri,
who spent about 25 percent of his time thanking people by phone or a handwritten

Why is that?

What is the pay-off for those leaders?

Gratitude is so […]

8 11, 2015

How To Connect in Change

By |November 8th, 2015|

We just got a puppy. And going around with our puppy warms my heart.

Of course the puppy’s delight with everything in the world from an ant to a new stick is heart warming.

But the reactions of people touch me the most. It is amazing what one look at the puppy does.

Suddenly total strangers walk up […]

8 11, 2015

Respect in the Workplace: the Finer Points

By |November 8th, 2015|

We are all disrespectful sometimes.

I am disrespectful sometimes.

I try not to be disrespectful.  Respect is enormously important to me – but it sometimes happens.

It occurs because we are all different. What I find “normal”, another person finds disrespectful.

An example is getting the bill after eating in a restaurant. In the Netherlands, where I am from, […]