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Next level leadership: how to use meta knowledge successfully

Next level leadership: how to use meta knowledge successfully What are the important characteristics of good leaders? Leaders who go beyond managing individuals, but also bring groups and teams to great performance? We reviewed the latest literature on the subject and came up with three valuable aspects: meta knowledge, team reflexivity and diversity mindset. Concepts…

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HOW DO YOU MAKE PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN WORK IN A TEAM?

The drive to want to perform well, and preferably better than others, can be a very positive trait for managers. So it’s smart to include it in the selection. However, sometimes this performance drive can also work against achieving performance. This is particularly the case in team settings. Research has shown that a strong ‘we’ feeling…

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New to the family?

New to the family? In the Netherlands, family businesses account for thirty percent of jobs, and more and more people are considering a career move towards a family business. The inspiring history, the strong corporate culture, and the fact that they are often somewhat smaller companies are among the reasons that management and director roles…

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Leadership in Private Equity Portfolio Companies

For private equity (PE) portfolio companies, leadership is an increasingly important determinant of success. Because these companies are generally not strong in leadership development themselves, there is a strong need for outside leaders, which creates an important selection challenge. Unfortunately, research shows that the quality of this selection of leaders is still often inadequate, with…

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Giving feedback effectively? Here’s how to do it!

Providing feedback is one of the most important tasks of leaders. However, in as much as more than 1/3rd of the cases, feedback appears to have a negative impact on employee performance (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996). This was reason for researchers at Erasmus University to conduct an experimental study (Waltré, et al., 2021). The outcome:…

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Leadership first, then career development

Career opportunities for managers are partly dependent on their leadership development. If you have underdeveloped in key areas, your chances will be reduced. At the same time, a new job can also drive one’s leadership development.  This is because it determines the type of experiences one gains. Our advice is: put your leadership development and…

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The impact of physical attractiveness and social class

Who thinks employment discrimination is a positive thing? Right, nobody. And to counteract this, there is therefore a lot of attention. Because there is no connection between a person’s skills and their gender or ethnicity, there is especially a relatively large amount of attention to discrimination against women and ethnic minorities. However, there are other…

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Bringing in top talent is a skill in itself

When you ask successful managers what the secret behind their success was, invariably the answer is that they were able to gather “the right people on the bus” (Collins, 2001). The idea of Career Openers is not so much that these managers were strong selectors, but rather that they spent a great deal of time…

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Managing Women to the top

It has long been clear that there are significant differences between men and women when it comes to how they make career decisions. But are you also aware of the differences that exist between women? Don’t fall for the stereotype that every woman wants to work less at some point because of her home situation.…