A woman in the upper echelons

Work hard, persevere, and stay who you are

Greta Thunberg is hot these days: a girl who, by herself, seems to have gotten the sluggish issue of environmental policy moving. In our interview about humble leadership, former Vice President of the internationally successful chip manufacturer, NXP, Renée van der Burg, mentions this 16-year-old Swede as a shining example: “This is what one person with confidence can achieve.” Believe in what you are doing and getting in there to do the dirty work – these are the most important lessons Renée can impart,as a woman in the male-dominated world of management. And – making your own success; seizing opportunities, even when you are not 100% sure of them.

Leadership – but different

Read more

Interactions and patterns

In my last blog, I presented the model that we use to show how interactions can affect the performance of an organisation. Too many negative interactions can drain the energy and creativity from a team, leading to poor performance. Even too many positive interactions can have a negative impact, as there is no one to play ‘devil’s advocate’ or even just be the voice of reason. Getting the right balance of positive and negative interactions is critical for becoming a high performing team. In this blog, I will take a closer look at the positive and negative interactions.

Negative interactions

Too much negativity? Heated discussion during a meeting

Read more

Analyzing interactions with the HiPerModel*

In our last blog, we looked at the importance of interactions in the world of business. In fact, 70% of the success of any company is reliant on interactions between people. And those interactions can be broken down into three easy E’s: Energy, Exploration and Engagement. This time round we’re going to look at this in more detail, with the HiPerModel.

Read more