Last year during the summer holidays I wasn’t doing anything in particular when it suddenly occurred to me that the titles of all my 3 books have the word “power” in them. The subtitle of my second book reads, roughly translated, “transforming force into power” and the subtitle of my last book “using the unlimited…

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During a recent one-on-one evaluation with one of the participants of my brain based coaching training, I was more than pleasantly surprised by a remark one of them made. He said “I have learned that, in a dialogue with a co-worker, “my idea” is not what it is about. My idea is only an idea.…

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Power can have a significant impact on the brain, both in a negative and a positive way. It can make you smarter, more motivated, less depressed; it increases you tactical thinking. These characteristics can make you grow towards a management position. However, if power is not bound and controlled, it can also have dark and…

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How can you influence people without having to, or being able to pull rank? Especially when you don’t have the possibility of a formal assessment interview, or the chance of giving someone a promotion? You may be in an executive position, the coordinator of a team or the right hand person of someone in charge?…

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Anything related to the brain is hot! It’s become a central topic in different fields of expertise such as sales, marketing and health. Brain based coaching and training aren’t as well know yet, although it’s without doubt the most effective form of coaching. Why is coaching based on neurosciences so successful? Coaching based on neurosciences…

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“Modern leadership is not about how good you can do, but how good you can be.” I firmly believe that good leadership is much more about being good than about doing good. Therefore, good leadership is about personal excellence. A lot of this personal excellence can be developed by being. Not by doing good but…

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The issue of leadership and trust is broadly discussed and written about, which may be proof that there is a real problem. Apparently, there is a general awareness of the lack of trust between either MT and executives, Boards and management, or between team members. Despite this awareness we don’t seem to know how to…

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