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Toolbox voor innovatie die je helpt te leren van fouten en contact tussen ‘boardroom’ en werkvloer stimuleert

May 26 15

Toolbox voor innovatie die je helpt te leren van fouten en contact tussen ‘boardroom’ en werkvloer stimuleert

De meeste innovaties vinden plaats gewoon op de werkplek. Waar mensen samen werken aan vragen waar nieuwe oplossingen voor nodig zijn. Waar mensen iets nieuws bedenken omdat ze denken dat het werk slimmer kan. Toen mijn proefschrift verscheen in 2009 was dit nog helemaal niet...

Leadership and reconciliation. Podcast with Fanie du Toit

Mar 16 15

Leadership and reconciliation. Podcast with Fanie du Toit

In many sectors and organizations leaders face challenges related to ethics and integrity. In change processes many leaders deal with situations of conflicts and reconciliation. How can one be ethical when all ethical rules have broken down? How can you be ethical again after a...

Studying organizational conversation

May 14 14

Studying organizational conversation

As a group of Dutch and Belgian organizational researchers from Kessels & Smit, we are currently studying the way that organizational conversation contributes to change. We are curious to learn more about change and innovation in organisations, and the role of interaction and conversation. We...

'The making of the' Caleidoscopio Cards

Sep 10 13

'The making of the' Caleidoscopio Cards

The Caleidoscopio Cards , a photo set for coaching and training, are now available. The cards were designed by Frauke Schmid-Peter and Annette Gisevius , very experienced trainers who have facilitated learning processes in many intercultural settings. How did all this start? When...

The behavioural aspects of Learning from Incidents

Nov 29 11

The behavioural aspects of Learning from Incidents

Safety is of prime importance for all industrial organisations. A lot of effort is put into raising safety awareness amongst employees. Often the focus is on procedures. They are put in place with the objective to reduce the execution risk of activities. Over...

Linking social capital to knowledge productivity

Mar 18 10

Linking social capital to knowledge productivity

Today I received the first copy of my book 'Linking social capital to knowledge productivity. An explorative study on the relationship between social capital and learning in knowledge-productive networks'. Why are some networks more successful in achieving innovation than others? Why do some...

Inspiring books

Jan 11 10

Inspiring books

A while ago my colleague Marcus asked us to think of some special books that were helpful for us in our work as a consultant. Books that were inspiring, provoking or meaningful to us. He came up with a list of books. I would like...

"Never Eat Alone" - a book review

Jun 7 09



“Life is about work, work is about life, and both are about people”

Reading the book “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferazzi, I was inspired by the spirit of generosity it advocates. I found it a useful reminder of things I knew to be true already, and also a very practical guide to building authentic relationships in business. So, a short review of the book is my way of sharing it...
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