5 tips to deal with rejection

 -  Leadership
Whether it is your idea that is rejected, or you as a person that feels excluded – rejection is never an easy thing. Yet it is part of life. Here are 5 tips to help you positively deal with rejection.

5 tips to influence others more easily

 -  Durable
Are you preparing a difficult presentation? Is there a risk the audience won’t be cooperative? Are they likely to oppose the suggestions you’re about to make? Do you expect little political games? Attendants blocking your constructive ideas? Here are 5 tips to influence more easily, and have more impact with your presentation.

What type of leader are you?

 -  Durable
What type of leader are you? In this post, we give an overview of the 4 main leadership styles, as well as the typical traits of each of these styles. Curious? There we go!

5 tips to enhance the team spirit in your organization

 -  Esprit d'équipe
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

 -  Positif
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.

When can you call yourself ‘successful’?

 -  Durable / Leadership
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.

5 tips for dealing with negative feedback

 -  Positif
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…

 -  Durable
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’. … Suite

How to make trade-offs that you feel comfortable about

 -  Durable
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 … Suite