27 07, 2016

The Minimalist Guide (3 steps) To Asking Questions

By |July 27th, 2016|


How many questions do you ask on an average day?

Probably a lot, especially if you have adopted a more coaching leadership style.

Questions are so important. They can start whole companies like the classic story of Polaroid shows:

             Edwin Land was on vacation in the 1940’s. As a proud father he […]

20 07, 2016

What Do Leaders And Windmills Have In Common?

By |July 20th, 2016|

As many of you know, I’m from the Netherlands.

What you might not know is that a significant part of The Netherlands is as low as 7 meters below sea level.

Yep, seven meters.  That’s 21 feet.

The Dutch don’t notice any of this. Many pumps are operated day and night to make sure that the water doesn’t […]

13 07, 2016

The Psychology Of Being A Leader

By |July 13th, 2016|

We all love the thought of being a leader. Who doesn’t?

And we all have a picture of what it takes to be a leader. Maybe you define a leader as:

Someone who leads employees into a new future.


Someone who people rely on when a crisis hits.


Someone who has new, innovative ideas.

A leader. It’s one of those […]

6 07, 2016

The Hidden Danger Of Comfort

By |July 6th, 2016|


Who doesn’t like comfort?

“Hey, look at that,” we think, “this will be a comfortable day at the office. A couple of one-on-ones. Nothing serious to discuss. Almost routine.”

Nice. “Life is good as a leader,” we continue thinking, “I must be leading things really well!”

Somewhere along the way, we teach ourselves to avoid discomfort. We do […]