5 tips to enhance the team spirit in your organization Team Spirit

5 tips to enhance the team spirit in your organization

 -  Teamness
Is your team a true team, or is it a group of individuals? Is the team guided by what’s best for the company, or do individual objectives come first? Do team members appreciate each other, or are there (hidden) infights going on? If you want to create a stronger team spirit, you might like the following practical tips.
Book review: 'The Power of a Positive No' by William Ury

Book review: ‘The Power of a Positive No’ by William Ury

 -  Positive
Learn more about this indispensable book that gives you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No. It will show you how to assert and defend your key interests; how to make your No firm and strong; how to resist the other side’s aggression and manipulation; and how to do all this while still getting to Yes. In the end, the Positive No will help you get not just to any Yes but to the right Yes, the one that truly serves your interests.
definition of success

When can you call yourself ‘successful’?

 -  Sustainable
What is your definition of success? To have the highest status? To be first percentile in every area of life? Life has taught us that one can have a high status yet not feel successful. Here’s a definition of success that helps you live the life you desire the most.
deal with negative feedback

5 tips for dealing with negative feedback

 -  Positive
Receiving negative feedback is difficult. Our first reaction is not always helpful. Some of us get angry. Others become emotional. Still others shut down. Rarely is negative feedback followed by a productive conversation. Which means that, after the discussion, we feel bad rather than upbeat. Here are 5 tips to create a positive discussion after receiving negative feedback.
What when you know you should act, but you have no time ... Good intentions

What when you know you should act, but you have no time…

 -  Sustainable
We bet it happens to you too: you have those good intentions (taking more time for family, applying key insights from a book, communicating better towards your teams, …) – and after some time you realize you didn’t progress at all (or worse – you forgot about your intention). The reason? Most will answer ‘no time’. … Continued

How to make trade-offs that you feel comfortable about

 -  Sustainable
Making difficult trade-offs is so frustrating. It takes a lot of time, often there’s that nagging feeling of doubt, sometimes even guilt, and all of that for an undesired end result: choosing ONE of two options whereas you wanted BOTH. The other day we had one of those typical dilemma’s. We had planned to speak … Continued
Speaking up

5 tips for when speaking up during meetings feels uncomfortable

 -  Leadership
It’s a classic: the town hall meetings where nobody asks questions. The board meetings where only some people voice their opinion. The company meetings where only few people take part in the conversation. There could be many reasons for this, including corporate culture. Often, the silence is also linked to personal discomfort – speaking up … Continued
tips to react when with a negative person

5 tips to react when with a negative person

 -  Positive
Having negative people around is not fun. Especially people that are constantly negative. It sucks the energy out of us. Here are 5 tips on how you could react when there is a person in your environment that tends to be negative.