How can networking help entrepreneurs? 6 tips to become a great networker

Networking is something we all do and we start from an early life. The relationships we build through our life can support us in infinite ways: to find a reliable handy-man, a job, information, referrals, exchange experiences, be of service, build and grow our businesses…

The strange thing is that most people do not learn how to effectively network. I truly believe networking should be a school/university subject, but it should be at home where you start hearing how network works!

Preaching to myself helps!

I am a to-do lists kind of girl. I set goals and plan my days accordingly to what the week looks like and with my practical attitude to problems I have mostly things under control. Looking ahead allows me to create space for the things I need and want to do. Notwithstanding, presently are so many factors, projects and people popping up that my control on things is gliding though my fingers.

Do we need leaders?

There is no doubt that managing a team, organisation or your own enterprise is not a piece of cake. Nowadays employees have the same access to information as managers, entrepreneurs and leaders. So my question is do we need people leading teams, projects and or organisations. My answers is a definite YES!

Small or big goals

Elements of a Leader’s Own Style

What is leadership? Can leaders be groomed or do we have to wait for the next spontaneous wave of leaders? How does this work?

I am a firm believer that leaders are made not born.

There is of course a small pool of unique people born as innate leaders but the great majority of people need to learn leadership skills and also develop their personal traits and character. Parents, schools and employers have a duty to help the development and growth of leaders.

What the FIFA World Cup is Teaching Us About Team Coaching

The power of reflecting, sparring and experimenting together in a safe place is what makes a team great. Teams are the (hidden) force of any organisation. Whether it is a functional team, a team of managers, a project team or a sports team, they get most work done when working together effectively.

Coaching question of the week

Did a promotion slip through your fingers?

Q: What can coaching do for a senior manager in line for a promotion that seems to evade her time over time?

Janet, a senior manager from a major international bank has been in line for promotion for the past 2 years. There have been 3 chances for her to be nominated for a promotion but for one reason or another she was passed each time.

The What, When and Who of Coaching

Nowadays, everybody does one or another form of coaching.
Spend about 10 minutes researching the Internet and you will find hundreds of entries regarding the definition of coaching. Hundreds of coaches sell their own coaching specialisms including: business coaching; wellness coaching; Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching; life coaching; book coaching; relationship coaching; and even financial or gardening coaching.

Coaching is among others about models, competencies, the skills from both client and coach and about creating awareness but what is coaching?

How well do you play the game?

Q: Edmée, in your last mail you opened space to subjects where we needed more help and I would like to ask if you have any material or advice for not losing one's temper when dealing with colleagues that are not competent but are very competitive and use personal relations with the boss stay "above" others, love to gossip and to promote this king of "energy" into the group...Sometimes I feel hooked and start discussing with this person and I know that as she is a close friend to my boss, I stand no chance, no matter whether I am right or not...This can be a blocker in my career when I thi

The sneaky roadblocks to success (and how to beat them in 7 steps)

In my last posting I shared that if I wanted to live a healthier life I needed to do some life changes. To do this, I am leveraging on the same tools I teach in my program Jumpstart to Successs. This was 2 weeks ago!

Since then I discovered a new cooking and eating in the low-carb and sugar free world. I was intrigued about the possibilities of eating differently and experiencing a diet for the 1st time in my life.