Tag Archives: innovation

Reflections on Dutch leadership

I’m attending an event on Dutch leadership organized by De Baak and Amsterdam Bright City. It got me thinking of what reflections I’d want to share about Dutch leadership. The characteristics of Dutch leadership I’ve noticed are sometimes useful and … Continue reading

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Growth is Good

I’m continuously perplexed when I meet people who talk about growth like it’s a bad thing. I’m referring to those individuals/groups I’ve met that are always talking about boundaries and limits to growth. To me it seems that we are … Continue reading

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Why we should learn improv

For a number of years I attended classes for improvisational theatre. At the time, from my scientifically and mathematically inclined family I generally got the feedback that, ‘oh you’re doing that fluffy stuff’. Back then I couldn’t clearly articulate what … Continue reading

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Next generation entrepreneurs

I’ve been talking to a lot of people about entrepreneurship in the context of how do I define entrepreneurship and what makes me an entrepreneur. The conversations inspired me to think of how I would visually represent the characteristics of … Continue reading

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Giving birth to the new

Last week I had the chance to hear Margaret Wheatley speak. It was my first time hearing her speak ‘live’; she had such a calmness and presence around her. For me the thoughts she shared really articulated what I am … Continue reading

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Ask what you can do

Phil posted an excellent comment on my last blog posting and it was so good it inspired me to write another post! There are two parallel questions in my mind: What types of structures/systems can enable people to express their … Continue reading

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What are you paying attention to?

I was recently having a conversation with some of my teammates at work around what we believe should be done to make our world more sustainable and to reduce xenophobia. My perspective was the following: Sustainability: I believe we should put all our … Continue reading

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Harmony and Innovation

My last post left a question in my mind; does harmony negate innovation? Innovation is a new way of doing something. I believe you can’t have innovation without having diversity. An interesting article by Margaret Wheatley describes how diversity plays an important role in … Continue reading

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