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Values in Culture  What is it that defines success in international business nowadays? Culture! This is not only about team culture but the alignment of communication between people coming from different cultures. Culture is at the heart of failure and success. Businesses fail because they send...

How to build rapport online How can you build rapport in this new digital world through online platforms? That is the key question I would like to answer. What is rapport, and why is rapport key? Rapport is one of the key basic principles to getting things done...

The fish did not discover the ocean Someone once said that someone discovered the ocean, but surely it wasn’t the fish. And this is typically a phrase that refers to culture—culture being the collective programming of the mind, as Professor Hofstede once said.  Professor Hofstede carried out...

Focusing on the wrong things I was in my car this week driving around being in trance, but aware enough to drive safely. The period of change behind me and the upcoming period of change had an effect on my state of mind and I would say that...

When people feel insecure they become animals.  One time, some years ago, we were on an island for the weekend. One of the most peaceful islands that you can find in the Netherlands. Silence, peaceful and rest was the motto for the weekend.  But then it was...

Management teams and organisations are coping with a lot of problems. Some examples are lack of profitability, underperformance of teams or individuals, people being stressed, not focused, not in the right role or demotivated. Other problems include misalignment of the strategy with the market, trends...

Dutch People are not direct, my Portuguese wife said. Well, as a Dutchman, I found that a pretty direct statement. And, as I know her, this did not come as a surprise to me. I was interested in her thoughts, of course. She said that...

Leaders need coaching skills and coaches need leadership skills. Peter Koijen and Ligia Ramos from in2motivation explain. Coaching is the art of facilitating the use of the full potential of an individual or team. By asking the right questions, giving the right tasks and facilitating high-performance...

NLP does not exist. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is: What is NLP? How can I use it?The answer to this is that NLP stands for Neurolinguistic Programming and you are already using it in every moment of your life. But this is...