March 11, 2021

Your Conflict Management Styles Toolbox

THIS is my favourite part of Conflict Management! Understanding and applying different Conflict Management styles help leaders to manage conflict more effectively. These different styles are […]
February 18, 2021

7 Things Leaders Need To Know About Effective Conflict Management

Leadership and effective conflict management go hand in hand. In this educational blog post, I share 7 principles every leader needs to know about effective conflict management.
January 21, 2021

How To Lead People Older Than You

Leading people older than you? In this blog post, I share 5 tips on how to lead people older than you more effectively.
November 9, 2020

I’m Still Here – Are You?

In this blog post, I briefly give an update and make a special offer! Check it out.
July 1, 2020

Do Great Leaders Need Charisma?

In this article, I discuss the myth if only charismatic leaders are effective. Find 3 reasons pro and contra.
June 25, 2020

The Power of Determination In Leadership

How determined are you? To be a leader it takes determination to stay standing, keep going, or to get up again and again. In this blog post, I share 4 steps to become a more determined leader.
June 18, 2020

Leaders Highlight – Angela Merkel

As part of my ‘Leaders Are Learners’ series, I aim to inspire and challenge leaders to learn from others - both what to do and what not to do. The leader I would like to highlight this week is Angela Merkel, the current Bundeskanzler of Germany.
June 16, 2020

The Problem With Confidence

In this blog post, I discuss the problem we face with confidence in leadership.
June 11, 2020

What Can We Learn From Michelle Obama

In this blog post, I am highlighting the leadership traits of Michelle Obama.
June 9, 2020

Leaders Are Learners

In this blog post, I introduce my new series about leadership characteristics and how we can learn from great leaders to become the leaders we want to be.
May 28, 2020

How Leaders Can Influence Organisational Climate

This article is about how leaders can influence organisational climate. It presents four areas that contribute to establishing a constructive climate.
May 19, 2020

Team Meetings In Our ‘New Normal’

Many leaders have been talking about the 'New Normal'. In this post, I want to focus on our team meetings. Maybe it's time to revive, reorganise, or reassess them. I just cannot get away from Patrick Lencioni's book 'Death By Meeting' in this area.
May 19, 2020

Effective Team Meetings

Many leaders have been talking about the 'New Normal'. In this post, I want to focus on our team meetings. Maybe it's time to revive, reorganise, or reassess them. I just cannot get away from Patrick Lencioni's book 'Death By Meeting' in this area.
April 24, 2020

Adaptive Leadership

This blog post provides an overview of Adaptive Leadership and addresses how this approach might help organisations to survive the current global crisis. Knowing what needs to remain the same – and maybe pushed through this tough season - is as important as identifying what needs to change. Adaptive leadership may as well be our new normal.
March 24, 2020

How To Lead People Remotely

In this article, I address three challenges that leaders face when leading remotely.
March 17, 2020

How To Lead Through A Crisis

How can we lead people through a crisis. In this article, I share 4 steps we can take people through to help them deal with the fear of the unknown.
January 31, 2020

How to truly value your people and increase their engagement

How to truly value your people and improve their engagement. We expect our people to value the customer and provide excellent service or sell outstanding products. But do we truly value our people? I see three problems that hold us back from creating an environment where people truly feel valued and WANT to be committed to.
January 17, 2020

2020 Vision – What Kind Of Leader Do You Want To Be?

By looking at our core leadership values, we can transform ourselves as leaders and managers from the inside out. Our team and organisations will be better for it when we stick to our values in our decision-making, planning, delegating, motivating, etc.
December 9, 2019

Looking Back

I like the idea of starting a year afresh as if I had a blank canvas to paint the story on. Of course, that is not how reality necessarily looks like since our circumstances might not change. However, imagine you could do a reboot/reset/refresh of your inner world – your thoughts, your attitudes, your ideas, your values, your beliefs, your goals, your habits, your behaviour… What files would you like to delete and start afresh? Ask yourself these 7 questions to get ready for a blank canvas.
November 27, 2019

How to make the most of your staff Christmas party and not waste your time and money

How to make the most of your staff Christmas party and not waste your time and money. Christmas parties can contribute to develop those connections that will translate into the workplace, whether positive or negative. Be intentional with the program and be clear what the event is all about.
November 5, 2019

Is There Room In Your Vision?

A crucial part in leadership is about moving forward. It is about leading yourself, your people, your business or organisation forward to where you want it to be. A vision keeps you, your people, and your business or organisation going.
October 21, 2019

Summary of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is an essential ingredient to successful leadership, communication, teamwork and so much more. Here is an overview according to Daniel Goleman.
October 21, 2019

How to communicate effectively within a team

It’s one of those things, we usually think about communication on two occasions – when it’s missing or when it goes wrong. One of the issues, I believe, is that we’re expected to know how to do communication well, but most of us have not been taught how to. We even might not have learned what communication is. In this post, I share some foundations on communication that will transform you and your team!
September 30, 2019

Can Leaders Get Sick? How Prepared Are Our People?

But the question is, what happens when a leader gets sick? Can the team still function? Are decisions still made? Is there a plan that does not depend completely on the leader?
September 3, 2019

First Steps In Leadership

In this blog post, I share about my first steps from manager to leader.
August 20, 2019

The Power of Empathy in Leadership

I’m fascinated by the impact that emotional intelligence has on our leadership effectiveness. Once I’ve become more self-aware, more self-regulated, more empathic and more relationally active, I’ve seen a massive change in my communication, conflict management, motivation, and delegation skills, etc. Today I will focus on Empathy, the skill to relate to and connect with others.
August 12, 2019

The Art Of Active Listening

Did you know that active listening is actually one of the most effective communication skills? It empowers us to build more constructive relationships with our people which leads to better performance.
August 2, 2019

How To Promote Excellence In 3 Steps

Excellence is not perfection. What a relief, right? Excellence is giving your best, achieving the best results within given conditions. This does not mean to accept all conditions but to find creative ways and resources to do the best YOU can.
July 15, 2019

Leadership Styles – Situational Leadership

Longstanding leadership experts say that “in order to be effective, leaders need to adapt their behaviour to changing situations” (Goleman, 2002; Yukl, 2013). I particularly like Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model which suggests the four different leadership styles directing, coaching, supporting, and delegating.Which style to choose depends on what they call follower readiness.
June 17, 2019

5 Facts about successful Delegation

Delegating is one of those's one of the hardest yet most rewarding leadership skills to develop and become a more effective leader.
June 3, 2019

The Myth of Consistency in Leadership

What consistency is, what it is not and in which areas we need to be consistent as leaders.
May 1, 2019

How To Motivate Your People

April 23, 2019

Leadership Development in small businesses and beyond – a Brief Overview

This blog post provides some more background information about the concept of BEYOND Leadership Coaching. The findings presented here have inspired and challenged me personally to […]
April 16, 2019

Leadership Skills – An Overview

Why emotional intelligence is crucial for effective leadership and how each element benefits the small business leader.
April 9, 2019

Leadership Styles – An Overview

A brief overview of effective leadership styles.
April 2, 2019

Leadership in Small Businesses

The challenges of small business leaders.
February 26, 2019

What is Coaching?

What coaching is and what it is not.
February 26, 2019

What is Leadership?

3 Principles to what Leadership is all about!