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In every person there is a sun

Recently I was visiting the Memorial Lyceum Museum in the town of Pushkin where our great Russian poet studied for 6 years from the age of 12 (1811 - 1817). That was a unique educational institution, which was founded with the objective of educating youths...

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Merger Integration: The Great Leadership Challenge

Imagine the usual turbulence and volatility of day-to-day business as you know it…then double or triple those complications by introducing an unknown:  the integration of two companies during a merger or acquisition. Leadership is not easy in the best of times.  It is...

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How I see one organisation transform its culture

On Sunday, I went to the Navy Open House (NOH) at Changi Naval Base. I am talking about the Republic of Singapore navy. As I reflect on the people I met at the NOH, I am grateful for being part of an organisation’s transformation. I have often been asked “how long...

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Humanising work meetings?

London, May 2017, our 8th encounter as a global team. Expectations, desiring to encounter each and every one, the opportunity of meeting face to face, for the first time for our new members; joy and a sort of eagerness to reach the goals that we have set. I also feel...

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Thank God it’s Monday – utopian?

"Finally Monday again!" Actually everyone would love to be able to say that and even economically it would pay itself off for companies. Nevertheless, we do not dare. The beauty is: it is reasonable and it is a social necessity in the present time and for sure in...

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Crowd Haters Anonymous: 5 Tips For Surviving Big Conferences

I am making my way home to Pennsylvania from a professional conference in Warsaw, Poland. The attendees were other coaches from around the world. People and topics that I find compelling. And… what an exhausting few days. Given my choice, I prefer small groups or...

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Best Practices for Employee Investment

Today organizations are constantly struggling to find new strategies to remain relevant and continue to be successful in business. Reinventing themselves through change management seems to have become the mantra. But when all else is moving at a frenetic pace, it’s as...

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The Top 10 Leadership Don’ts To Eliminate From Your Company

Seeing yourself and your behavior clearly and objectively can be incredibly difficult, especially for a seasoned leader. As a global executive coach, much of my practice is focused on a leader’s “self-deception.” In fact, you might be thinking that this article...

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In 2017, I will…. Make resolutions that stick

As I write this, it’s that lovely, tranquil time between Christmas and New Year, when the kids play outside with their new toys that are still a novelty, the fridges are no longer overflowing but still full enough not to worry about meals, and the house – let’s face...

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Entrepreneurial Leadership

I’ll begin by quoting some definitions: “Entrepreneurs are innovative individuals aiming at creative destruction, i.e. to eradicate the existing products and services status-quo, so as to create new products and services” Schumpeter, 1934 “An Entrepreneur is...

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How to Keep Your Staff from Getting Restless

This is the full version of an Evy Severino's article published in the Pittsburgh Business Times. According to Manpower Group, 84% of employed Americans sometimes feel trapped in their jobs and want to find a new position elsewhere and 64% have gotten either a...

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Being a Brave Leader

“It’s not mean, it’s clear.” These are the words that profoundly impacted Kim Scott and caused her to write the book, “RADICAL CANDOR”, outlining a way to give colleagues guidance that is caring and effective, even when delivering a difficult message that challenges...

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URGENT EATS IMPORTANT for breakfast and lunch and dinner

Aad JCM van Vliet; Founding partner of Avvartes Partners, a carefully selected truly global team of senior Human Capital Experts, who deliver international projects to generate a competitive edge for success and measurable revenue growth for our clients. We are both...

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