Chuck it in the fuck it bucket

I saw this quote on Pinterest (it is a book title ot the author Dee Mack). We have all been there. The promotion you have hoped for, but didn´t get. A colleagu...

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7 tips for working smart

Do you recognize the following situation? It’s Monday morning and you didn’t feel like going to the office, because you know there is so much work waiti...

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Is burn-out a buzzword?

This week our plumber Mike was working in our bathroom. He saw my Burn-Out Coaching study books on the table (Yes! I have already obtained my certificate). He said: ...

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Your opinion doesn’t matter

I was about 25 years old and I worked for a director who was rather difficult to get along with. We were going to move into another building and with that move I end...

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And then things went wrong!

Such drama! I'll tell you. Since a few weeks I started the beginners course horseback riding at the riding school near us.During the 2nd lesson I got a horse called ...

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When it gets to be too much

This week a report was published about inappropriate behaviour and a toxic culture at a Dutch TV station. Due to the behaviour of a presenter, several people have en...

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This annoys me!

I need to get something off my chest, but this annoys me. Picture the following situation Suppose you work at an office and your manager has approached you for a new...

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Some appreciation would be nice

Imagine the following situation for a moment.You are an assistant for a board member and you also manage 5 receptionists. The company you work for is probably being ...

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Why won't you just do what I ask!!

Last Sunday I sat on a horse in the riding school for the 1st time. Just started an introductory horseback riding course for beginners. I was a bit nervous, I was es...

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Your work is a selfie

Yeah you read that right. The way you do your job is actually a self-portrait. Suppose you are starting a new job. Everything is new. You still have to get to know ...

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Build a team you can be proud of

This summer we will start with a great seminar: "Managing a value based full TOP team." In 2 days we will explain in detail how to turn a group into a team. But that...

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Full Steam Ahead

I am writing this blog from France, just below Paris. One of the Corona hotspots. Last night, President Macron told us to stay inside for another month. This means t...

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Yes! This makes me happy

She was sitting in front of me: a French assistant who supported a general manager and managed a secretariat. She was not really happy with her work. She wanted a be...

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My boss is an asshole

There are rotten bosses, silly bosses, stupid bosses, blunt bosses. Actually, all bosses are just bastards! Right? Or maybe not? Almost everyone has had a disagreeme...

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A glorified secretary. Come on!

Recently I attended a lecture by someone who talked about a very successful lady. This lady has single-handedly built a multimillion-dollar company. Amazing, right? ...

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The trip of a lifetime

Now that the Corona crisis has almost ended, we are all carefully making holiday plans again. What are your plans for this summer? To the beach? Or the mountains? O...

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Find the perfect job in 5 seconds

Aahhh you don’t really believe that, do you?? Yesterday I was at a network event in the heart of Paris. And almost everyone I spoke to wanted to change jobs. T...

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