MINDFUL or MIND FULL?

MINDFUL or MIND FULL? … about PRESENce The benefits of meditation have been proven for years. It’s a great tool for emotional self-regulation, used in schools and jails alike. When hearing the word meditation, most think of candles, incense and mantras. This is how we imagine meditation. Sitting in a lotus pose or lying in […]

SANITY

… about our responsibility Well, the past 1,5 years have been kind of hectic, for everybody working in pretty much any kind of industry. Employees complain about burnout, companies are cutting costs on trainings and coaching, and pretty much everyone is suffering. The individual, the support professionals and unavoidably all companies where these individuals form […]

FREEDOM

… about the art of not doing “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river, and he’s not the same man”— said Heraclitus, one of the greatest pre-socratic philosophers of ancient Greece. This simple truth is so beautiful in itself, that it is hard to accept the […]

TeamWork

… about the power of ad-hoc My latest post about Resilience got me thinking, where could I invest with a quick return. End of the year panic is closing up on us, our batteries are drained, COVID is still ruling our lives and I needed a quick boost of motivation. I quickly went through my […]

Default privileges

… about the backhand of positive feedback Started tutoring my niece in math not long ago. She somehow came to the crazy idea, that she wants to be a bad*ss coder, therefore needs to be in a kick*ss high-school, where high level math and physics is needed for the entrance exams. (Might I say, no […]

the BOX

… about life’s meandering ways I didn’t even get past the title and subtitle, and I’m already contradicting myself. I’ll elaborate… Bear with me. I was contemplating career paths, leadership roles and overall personal development. There seem to be two types of career animals. The ones who know exactly which evolutional path to follow, having […]

123 DAYS

… about trust I missed the 100 days deadline, but 123 days is much cooler, so here we go…  It’s been 123 days in my new function. Reflecting back on what has passed, trust comes in as the key topic. Where, within an organisation do we, as leaders put an emphasis on trust? We are […]

The ID and the EGO

The ID and the EGO … about how the mind wanders A few days back I participated in a workshop, where the trainer presented the Dilts pyramid. Seeing the ID at the top of the pyramid, I started wondering what the pyramid would look like, if at the top would be the EGO. It must […]