Short blogs on multiple topics.

The S.U. principle

In our leadership communication training we offer our participants a variety of tools & tips that are usefull in every day life. One of the things ALL participants remember is the S.U.-principle. Before you start wrecking your mind that these letters stand for I will share the secret. It’s: Shut Up. A lot of people …

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Beat Blue Monday

The third Monday in January.. Blue Monday. In 2005 named to be most depressing day of the year. Man who came up with the concept: Cliff Arnall. This tutor, of the University of Cardiff defined the moment based on weather conditions, financial data and new year’s resolutions that ended before the first month was up. …

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Farewell resolutions

Newyears was first celebrated 4000 years ago in Babylon. Origingally the year changed in March untill Julius Caesar changed it to January. Newyear resolutions also derive from this era, and thus kicked of the patron of great plans on January 1st to frustration on Blue Monday. Why is it so difficult to do sports and …

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Performance Review

When it comes to Performance Reviews there’s only one thing to say: Stop! “Great conversations” strives for continuous feedback and appraisal. Great ideas, but for most organizations december equals performance reviews.. So what if you are still part of those 95% of the companies? Here are some tips: 1. Objective performance reviewsDo not exist. Everyone …

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Quotum or no quotum

Recently I applied for a position as a Member of a Supervisory Board Unfortunately I didn’t get the job because another candidate already had experience as a Member. Get that, but if you never the chance to get selectieprocedure om Raad van Toezicht-lid te worden. Reden? Er was een andere kandidaat die al eerder ‘lid’ …

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