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Win a $189 Amazon Gift Certificate

At last! I have finished writing the last chapters of my book and I sent them to my publisher and reviewers yesterday. Pffffff… Now I w...

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Cultivate Informal Leadership

Leaders in a team are sometimes called “Leads” or “Chiefs,” like technical leads, project leads, chief programmers, and chief arc...

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Hairdresser Bingo

This week someone asked for the name of the dog that lives on my head. So I understood it was high time to see the hairdresser again. I a...

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Please Help Me Find a New Platform

I want to migrate my management30.com website to another platform. Ning has disappointed me by being a pain in the usability backside, an...

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Widen People’s Job Titles

In my job as Chief Information Officer I have sometimes clashed with HR people over the chaotic growth of job titles in some parts of the...

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360 Degrees Dinner

Next time the HR department wants you to deliver evaluation forms of your team members, organize a 360 Degree Dinner. That's what I d...

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2 Presentations on Competence and Leadership

I have just finished two new presentations. The first one is about competence and how to grow it in your organization and development tea...

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T-Shaped People

I love specialists. But specialization has its problems. It can lead to bottlenecks when specialists are unable to cope with demand, and ...

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Not Left vs. Right, but Up vs. Down

Yesterday’s elections in The Netherlands were the most exciting in a long time. At one point the Dutch held all trending topics on Twit...

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Social Commerce (presentation)

Last week I was in Prague to do a keynote session for Global Collect, the leading payment service provider. My session was called Social ...

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How to Grow: More or Bigger?

As an employee I have always had a preference for working in small organizations, because it is much easier to make a difference in small...

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Specialization in (Rugby) Scrums

Yesterday I did a presentation about Scrum for Level Up, a small IT organization in Delft. It was my standard talk, called the Zen of Scr...

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