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New Generation Executive Coaching

We gathered a team of seasoned leaders as coaches who are unconventional experts with personal experience in C-suite roles. They share a common set of ideals regarding leadership and an ability to think laterally and without boxes.

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Bhutan – Gross National Happiness – Why is this relevant?

This journey taught me that the 4 pillars of GNH complement each other i.e. economic self-reliance in my opinion is about profitability, environmental conservation equals corporate sustainability, cultural preservation is about the alignment between identity, strategy, behavior and personal leadership and last but not least good governance is exactly what any organization needs with a key role for its own employees.

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Jetske van Heusden – onze nieuwe Partner

Met trots introduceren wij Jetske van Heusden als nieuwe Partner bij NGL International. Jetske is een zeer ervaren professional met 20+ jaar ervaring in een corporate omgeving waarvan de laatste 10 jaar op het gebied van Leiderschaps- en Organisatieontwikkeling....

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The art of listening

… we’re all paying a price for not listening to each other anymore. The divide in society seems to get bigger and bigger and instead of building bridges based on mutual respect we have turned magnifying differences, sometimes minor as they might be, into a form of art….

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How To Get There Summit

Dé plek waar innovatief Nederland samenkomt. Corporates, start-ups/scale-ups, Nederlandse innovatiehubs en investeerders… om cross-over verbindingen te maken.

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U.S.A. Presidential elections – lessons in leadership

Making your dreams come true, not at all costs or for the sake of winning, requires an ability to listen to others, to care for more than just your own interests and above all it requires perseverance and humility to accept criticism, personal courage to change your point of view and your own behavior.

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Ceci n’est pas un supplier

Not long ago, I met with the CEO of an international company based in the Netherlands. It started off well enough. He was charmed to hear that diversity was one of the basic drivers in my work. He was hoping to make some strides forward in that area, so he wanted to...

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Technologie is uit, filosofie is in

Heb je het al gehoord? De robots komen eraan, en snel ook. Vergis je niet, we hebben het hier niet over ‘domme’ fabrieksrobots die simpelweg dezelfde handeling herhalen, keer op keer. Nee, het toverwoord voor de volgende generatie machines is ‘deep learning’. Dit...

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Leadership Olympics

Are you also following the Olympics? Exciting stuff isn’t it? The greatest athletes from all over the world competing in a country that’s broke. When the Olympic Games were awarded to Rio de Janeiro in 2009 they became the first Olympic Games ever in South America....

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Talent versus dedication

The European Football Championship 2016 is already a couple of weeks behind us. Time enough to reflect on what we experienced. Highly paid professionals who all seemed to lack a sense of purpose, a willingness to work together, who looked tired and uninspired...

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B H U T A N, an exclusive Executive Leadership Journey

A once-in-a-life-time experience   “My Bhutan experience with this group of executives was an unforgettable spiritual and mindful experience. A recommendation for every leader who is longing for new inspiring and meaningful leadership.” – Esther Talboom, Chairman...

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Why great leaders need great HR?

How do you recognize a great leader? Isn’t this the holy grail everyone is looking for? Many wise men and women have tried to answer this question and to a certain extent every answer given might have some truth in it. Personally I’m not convinced that there’s only...

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The World According To…Marc Dullaert

Terugblik op ontbijtsessie – 2 juni 2016 | The World According To...Marc Dullaert - Leiderschap en Nederlands eerste Kinderombudsman Wat doe je als je dochter een advertentie uit de krant onder je neus schuift met Kinderombudsman gezocht én je jezelf ziet als een...

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Choices

This is a somewhat personal story. A sentimental one too. So, you're warned. -- I was at one of those resorts in Cuba. Beach, sun, sea... All nice. Can't be better. One day in the hotel, I passed by a young gentleman sitting in the lobby. I stopped, and I walked back...

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Does the Orchestra need a conductor?

Recently I had the pleasure to attend a wonderful and inspiring event in the Concertgebouw. The world famous conductor Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted the Dutch National Youth Orchestra for the first time. To be more precise, prior to the...

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Topvrouwen vs. queen bee’s

Wanneer mensen het hebben over vrouwen aan de top, komt één onderwerp steevast aan de orde: het ‘queen bee’ gedrag van sommige topvrouwen. Voor niet-ingewijden: dat zijn vrouwen die (bijna) aan de top zijn en die het andere vrouwen beletten om ook de top te bereiken....

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Diversiteit is geen estafettestokje

Om de zoveel tijd is er weer eens een nieuwsitem waardoor het vraagstuk van m/v diversiteit in de spotlight staat. En steeds wordt de discussie vrij oppervlakkig gevoerd. Het lijkt erop dat iedereen maar wat bedenkt; vooral over wat de anderen wel/niet moeten doen....

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Eenheidsworst of authentieke worst?

We willen niet dat onze toekomstige bestuurders eenheidsworsten zijn – assertief, opportunistisch ‘representatief’ en carrière kanjers.
Wat we wél willen is dat onze toekomstige bestuurders vooral authentiek zijn, helemaal zichzelf. Slim maar ook wijs. Handelend uit eigen kracht en niet om te voldoen aan verwachtingen van anderen.

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