To live without loving is not really to live

To live without loving is not really to live

 -  Sustainable
Molière died of tuberculosis at the age of 51, while on stage in the middle of a live performance of, precisely, Le Malade Imaginaire. Yes, imaginaire. Imagine Molière could have doubled his longevity, that is, living 100 years. How many more genious-pieces would his intelligence and imagination have created? Mozart would correct me, arguing that “Neither intelligence nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
Teamness Alignment

5 tips for when your team doesn’t get along

 -  Teamness
Is your team a ‘dream team’? Are members working well together, is there a good level of bonding, and is the atmosphere pleasant? Or is good collaboration in your team just a distant dream? Do people disapprove of each other, are vicious little games frequent, is criticism constantly in the air? Here are 5 pragmatic tips to create more bonding in the team you’re leading.

Succeed in getting to an agreement when all parties have a strong opinion

 -  Leadership / Teamness
We’ve probably all experienced it–many times. Different parties trying to convince each other, without success. Endless debates. People not feeling heard. Usually it ends with frustration. The hierarchical leader takes a decision that is not shared by the others. Or there is no decision, and the situation lingers on, leading to even more irritation. Here’s how to get to an agreement with an underlying bonus…
5 tips to engage your audience when presenting

5 tips to engage your audience when presenting

 -  Leadership
During most presentations, there’s only 1 enthusiastic person in the room: the presenter. Most others are passively daydreaming, or actively using their smartphone. Some presentations are different, though, with engaged audience members sitting on the tip of their seats. Here are 5 tips for you to make your next presentation an energizing moment for those present.
Positive culture

5 tips to bring positive energy to your team

 -  Positive
If you want to ignite your team, immediately and over time, here are 5 tips for you. We use them under difficult circumstances (with a degenerative and incurable disease). So, no excuse–if we can apply them, you can too!
5 tips on how to react in difficult situations

3 tips on how to react in difficult situations

 -  Sustainable
Most, if not all of us, have our moments of doubt. Perhaps we wonder whether our own actions and results were ‘good enough’. Or we are critical of others’ efforts. The right course of action is not obvious. We hesitate what to do and how to react. Here are a couple of tips to help guide you in your reflections.
What if you have a low performer in your team

What if you have a low performer in your team (or several) ?

 -  Leadership / Teamness
Maybe you inherited a weak team, and you feel stuck. Maybe your collaborators do (less than) the strict minimum, and you get nervous. Maybe some team members lack competence, and you are frustrated. If you’re in one of the situations above, chances are high you have already spent quite some time thinking about the situation. Here’s a way, inspired by Eckhart Tolle, to make the best out of the situation and bring your team to the highest possible level.
5 tips to help others see your point of view

5 tips to help others see your point of view

 -  Leadership
To lead and inspire others, many use monologues. And they fail miserably. Try a productive dialogue instead. One where you express your point of view AND inquire about the other’s perspective. Here are 5 tips to lead such constructive dialogue.