Appreciation Shifts People!


Appreciation Shifts People! ‘Appreciation is an aesthetic act, in which something is observed, seen and made visible, praised, celebrated and sung. It is (being) loved from the dark to the light.’ – Dorothee Sölle When I turned sixty a few years ago, I thought it was - not surprisingly – a good time to celebrate [...]

Appreciation Shifts People!2019-11-28T12:30:35+02:00

The Value of Appreciation


The Value of Appreciation Why is appreciation so valuable?  As human beings, we need our value, our significance, our uniqueness and our honour to be affirmed by others. As a human being, on the one hand, you are an individual, someone who stands singlehandedly and is by definition already valuable. On the other [...]

The Value of Appreciation2019-11-13T17:14:00+02:00

Dare to Dream


Dare to Dream Resilient people strongly believe in their own competence. They are capable to recognize the positive sides of life and their own natural skills. In doing so they are better able to not only accept new challenges but to even go looking for them, to grow further in their character and [...]

Dare to Dream2019-10-12T17:18:49+02:00

Digital Disruption


Digital Disruption The resilient person believes that he (possibly with the help of others) is able to deal with the problems that cross his path throughout life.  In that sense life can never be a burden, only a challenge. – Aaron Antonovsky Our second area of focus in building your resilience will be [...]

Digital Disruption2019-09-25T17:16:32+02:00

Gratitude in times of change


Gratitude in times of change I recently heard a doctor friend of mine comment that when he was younger the sickness of the age was flu or measles. Today his days are filled with patients that come to him because of burnout. Resilience is a key competence today for leaders to be future-fit [...]

Gratitude in times of change2019-09-12T09:08:29+02:00

Your vision and pain on the journey


Your vision and pain on the journey Tahima has an exciting dream and started her leadership journey while at university. She is now 30 years old and about to give up on her leadership journey. Her colleague and confidant has backstabbed her. She cannot understand it. This was not her picture of leadership. [...]

Your vision and pain on the journey2019-08-27T19:31:39+02:00

Designing a living organism


Designing a living organism Sophia’s organization is 30 years old. For the last 30 years she has been intentional to make sure that her company lived within its own unique dignity and destiny. She had a rhythm of design time for the organization. Such times was often exciting and challenging simultaneously. Looking back [...]

Designing a living organism2019-08-21T12:31:12+02:00



Self-Awareness David is 50 years of age and healthy. He schedules time every year to learn and be coached. He understands his own competencies, passions and limitations. He does not try to be a super hero. What you don’t know about David is that he is the owner of a very successful multi-national family owned company. [...]


Society as a Home


Society as a Home Samantha is 25 and keen to start her own business. She is however very nervous. Her nerves have nothing to do with being in business. She does not want her business to just be another business. She wants her company to make a difference, to change the community and to make the [...]

Society as a Home2019-08-06T11:56:34+02:00