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5 Awesome Women 2016

Now three year’s running, in honour of International Women’s Day, I’ve named 5 awesome women; women who I appreciate, admire, have learned from and who I personally know.  Here are my 5 for 2016.

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5 Awesome Women 2015

Last year, in honour of International Women’s Day, I named 5 awesome women; women who I appreciate, admire, have learned from and who I personally know.  Here are my 5 for 2015.

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5 Awesome Women 2014

In honour of International Women’s Day, Juan asked me to name 5 awesome women; women who I appreciate, admire, have learned from and who I personally know.  Well as it turns out I know a lot of them – definitely more than … Continue reading

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Do you set others up for success?

The recent Olympic men’s gold hockey final game got me thinking about this question. It was triggered when I watched Jarome Iginla make an amazing pass to team Canada’s captain Sidney Crosby, after which he shot the puck and scored … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Harmonization vs. Standardization

This topic came to mind from a recent conversation I had with the branch manager of a global company. She was facing a challenge with her COO; he had requested that certain functions and roles needed to participate in her monthly branch meeting. … 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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