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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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!Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
Half of your employees don’t know what your strategy is about
Why organisational change fails without strategic alignment.Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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