When people and companies become meaningful: Finding your North Star

Throughout my professional career, I have never worked for an organization that did not have a set of values. And that is not because I explicitly looked for companies that had a clear value proposition. At the time I was (just) looking for an employer; the topic of “company values” wasn’t particularly important to me.Continue reading “When people and companies become meaningful: Finding your North Star”

Garbage in, garbage out.

For the first time in my life, I ran a marathon this year. My pure joy at finishing it, prompted me to buy a very detailed photo package from the organiser, which used not only my participant number, but also sophisticated facial recognition, to find out which of the hundreds of thousands of photos itContinue reading “Garbage in, garbage out.”

Leadership through honesty

Trust and honesty have such a significant role in our modern societies. With the World Wide Web, we are more transparent than ever and can access various databases at any time and from anywhere. Meanwhile, there is an overabundance of “knowledge”. Truth and falsity cannot always be determined with certainty. There is also no wayContinue reading “Leadership through honesty”

 Creatures of habit

Insecurity – a feeling we all experience in a variety of situations in our daily lives, both personally and professionally. Insecurity is often negatively stigmatized and in organizations associated with individual weakness. People often forget that insecurity is nothing more than our built-in compass to keep us away from something unknown – that might beContinue reading ” Creatures of habit”

“The change will set you free, but first it will piss you off …”

Typically, this is how transitions begin. This is true whether the transition is private or professional. That may explain why many business projects that can be classified as “change management” fail. A negative experience cycle is not a good starting point for change projects. In order for these projects to have been successful, what wouldContinue reading ““The change will set you free, but first it will piss you off …””