2021-08-03 09:23:57
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Summer, time for reflection

Now summer is upon us, we hope you have some well-deserved time off to relax and enjoy. And if we can make a suggestion; take the time for some reflection. Perhaps over a nice campfire, or during a walk on the beach. Schouten Global CEO Camiel Gielkens shares his tips for reflect…

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2021-06-16 13:08:33
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Why we should all reframe our bananas

By senior consultant Jim Morris Last week I found out that I have been eating bananas upside down my whole life. Not me upside down of course, but the banana itself. Many of you might also be eating bananas upside down. Bananas grow from the stem upwards and the stem is where …

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2021-06-10 10:46:35
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Positive Intelligence

Grow your Mental Fitness Did you know: 80% of employees and teams within most organizations are not achieving their true potential. What do the other 20% have that they don’t? Great Mental Fitness.

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2021-06-03 17:36:44
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3 questions to ask yourself if you feel overwhelmed by change

In this fast changing world, you might sometimes feel like you’re not keeping up. The knowledge you have today feels less relevant tomorrow. Know that you can take charge of your personal development at any time! Personal development can start with asking yourself these three que…

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2021-05-27 16:23:20
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20 years’ worth of lessons on change management

When Schouten Global CEO Camiel Gielkens met with AutoGravity CEO Alexandre Mallmann, their discussion of change management quickly turned into a catch-up session between two old friends. Here’s what the two CEOs had to say about the role people play in the success or failure of …

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2021-05-03 16:24:58
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Blog 4 Camiel and Marieke: "What super power do you want to use?"

Camiel Gielkens (CEO) and Marieke Schouten (Director) have an ongoing email conversation about the things they learn in everyday life. Camiel is in doubt. Is he doing things well enough? He recently started following Shirzad Chamine's program on positive intelligence and he a…

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2021-04-28 10:25:00
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How Learner Engagement Leads to Business Impact

Creating a learning strategy that is appealing to learners whilst meeting business objectives requires a fine balance. How can you improve learner engagement to boost business impact? CrossKnowledge and Schouten Global partnered together for this webinar to share our combined kno…

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2021-04-13 14:53:28
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Going for Bronze

By senior consultant Jim Morris Oh the pressure to perform and to succeed, I often find it overwhelming, maybe you do, too(?) That’s why this year I have decided to “go for bronze”. For me this means doing the best I possibly can and if it is good, it is good enough. From now on…

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2021-03-25 13:56:54
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E-book HILL model

High Impact Learning that Lasts As an L&D professional you have likely been asked to work on your organization's learning strategy and blended learning programs. But how do you start? And how do you make sure your learning programs are aligned with business goals? The HILL…

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2021-03-23 17:39:08
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Blog 3 Camiel and Marieke: "The top of our organizations should be more diverse".

Camiel Gielkens (CEO) and Marieke Schouten (Director) have an ongoing email conversation about the things they learn in everyday life. Marieke's son noticed that the top clubs of the Dutch national women’s football team were missing from his football picture book. That got he…

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2021-03-03 13:32:23
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Blog 2 Camiel and Marieke: "Make a conscious choice to approach things positively."

Camiel Gielkens (CEO) and Marieke Schouten (Director) have an ongoing email conversation about the things they learn in everyday life. What does Camiel do to stay positive? And what tips does Marieke have for managers to keep everyone motivated in the second lockdown (which we ar…

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2021-02-23 16:59:49
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Jenga towers and releasing the inspiration monster

by senior consultant Jim Morris This pandemic makes life feel like a delicately balanced Jenga tower. If we remove too many pieces the whole thing will collapse. Admittedly, some of the pieces lost in this pandemic we might well do without. The morning traffic jam is a piece o…

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2021-02-15 13:26:13
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Blended learning: The smart business choice for training soft skills

As an L&D or HR professional, you’ve probably heard about the benefits that a blended learning strategy can bring to your organisation. You may have even had some promising first experiences using blended learning, especially when it comes to boosting crucial soft skills. Or perh…

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2021-01-28 12:25:48
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Blog 1 Camiel and Marieke: “Look at yourself and show yourself. You and your behavior are an example to others.”

Camiel Gielkens (CEO) and Marieke Schouten (Director) have an ongoing email conversation about the things they learn in everyday life. In their first emails, Camiel asks what Marieke does to stay mentally fit. Read along and hopefully you feel inspired!

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2021-01-19 13:42:28
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Does Inclusion really start with I?

By senior consultant Jim Morris Attention for diversity and Inclusion is a topic which I expect to be at the forefront of many of our requests for training in 2021. One of the slogans that I hear a lot is: “Inclusion starts with I”. OK, I get this. It is a call for you to take…

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2021-01-13 10:17:22
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Never again: disappointed after a sales call

No business without customers. But customer questions change. People are articulate, well-informed and want to have a say in the solution. How do you bring in and retain customers? One factor can certainly distinguish a company from others. And that factor is you.

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2021-01-05 17:23:35
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Column: how I found my inner Freddie during 24 hours in a forest

by Peter Gerritsen, written in 2019 It’s January 3rd – the middle of winter – and I’m in a forest in Het Gooi (in the Netherlands). While all my friends are toasting in the New Year, I sit alone for 24 hours. No phone, no food, no writing materials; just a tarp and a sleeping ba…

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2020-12-17 14:02:48
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5 tips for ambitious professionals in 2021

Just before the end of this crazy year 2020, CEO Camiel Gielkens and Director Marieke Schouten give their top 5 tips for personal development. What have they learned from the past year and what is their New Year's resolution?

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2020-12-09 11:13:05
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The inclusion paradox: Learning to be comfortable with discomfort

The key takeways from the online masterclass The inclusion paradox, by Jacqui Brassey, Annemarie de Bourbon de Parme, Camiel Gielkens and Amber Lingmont.  

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2020-11-25 10:57:52
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The future of learning is blended!

How to launch a successful blended learning program By Camiel Gielkens, CEO Schouten & Nelissen This is how we started our digitalization journey at Schouten & Nelissen. 5 years ago we hardly delivered any blended learning programs. Today I am proud to say that 100% of our …

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2020-11-03 16:10:14
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Don’t try any funny business

A man walks into a library, he goes up to the desk and says to the librarian, “Hi, I’d like a cheeseburger, a large fries and a milkshake please.” The librarian has a confused look on her face and says, “this is a library!” The man says, “Oh sorry,” and then whispers “I’d like a …

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2020-05-28 13:01:50
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Half of your employees don’t know what your strategy is about

Why organisational change fails without strategic alignment.

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2020-06-03 12:24:59
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Grönefeld watches: preserving craftsmanship through leadership

Being a family owned company ourselves, we have special admiration for family owned businesses who are conquering the world market. One such an inspiring company is that of the Grönefeld brothers. Our CEO Camiel Gielkens met up with brothers Bart and Tim to interview them on thei…

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2020-12-07 11:51:29
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Dennis on Co-Active coaching: ‘My clients aren’t talking to me, but to themselves.’

For Dennis Strik (51), it took a decade to find the right career path. Nobody who talks to him today can doubt this man really loves his job. Big smile: check. Twinkle in his eyes: check. We talked to Dennis about finding meaning and his journey towards becoming a Co-Active coach…

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2020-05-28 13:05:45
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Staying ahead when the rules are constantly changing.

Over the past decades, China has been home to some of the most sweeping changes that have ever affected a society. The largest economic comeback in history has spurred changes that affect everyone. As China’s lower class enters the middle class at astonishing rates, tidal waves o…

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