The number 1 mistake leaders make

The number 1 mistake leaders make

 -  Leadership
A couple of weeks ago, when facilitating a session at one of our clients, we ran into a typical situation: Managers expressed frustration because decisions were too often implemented without them being consulted. Sometimes, the CEO just want people to voice their opinion!
Tips for leaders who feel they are drowning

Tips for leaders who feel they are drowning

 -  Sustainable
Who doesn’t want to feel like, and be seen as, a reliable leader with a great sense of accountability? They’re loved by everyone! They’re successful. Right? Yes. But only to a point. Taken too far, feeling responsible for everything and everyone is damaging for you personally and professionally, and is indicative of real structural issues within your organization that need addressing.

Our 5 tips to be on top of your day

 -  Sustainable
As most people, each day we have way more on our to-do list than we could ever accomplish. Even during the weekend and the holidays! There are just too many requests coming our way – and too many things we want to get done ourselves … Therefore, we had to find a system to get the best out of our day – making tremendous progress – feeling lots of satisfaction – without regrets or overwhelm. Here’s the 5 criteria we developed to get the best out of our day. We hope they will prove useful for you too.

The number 1 secret to get the best out of your meetings

 -  Insights / Leadership
Does your company have difficulties too sticking to the foreseen agenda of its meetings? Meeting participants enter long discussions and before they realize it – they’ve spent far too much time on one topic and don’t have sufficient time for a next (far more important) one…. In this insight we’ll dig deeper into a core underlying reason of this problem – and make some suggestions so your meetings won’t get off track.

Thermometer or thermostat

 -  Leadership
When we talk about facilitation, we like to use the analogy of the thermometer and the thermostat. A thermometer measures the temperature; whereas a thermostat not only measures the temperature but also adapts it to reach the desired level.
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.