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Quality – What Is It & How To Use It

Quality is one of those words that everybody understands and many have difficulty with to clearly explain what it is. Let’s solve the issue with a good example. Imagine you are going to buy a house. You picture in your head how the house should look, how many rooms, the kitchen, view from the windows, the city and many more …

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One Bag – The Art Of Traveling Light

I read a lot! Like a book per week. I noticed a few years back when I was unpacking my bag for a long stay of 3 weeks that an abnormal amount of space and weight of my suitcase was occupied by books. Not only that, I then started noticing how much stuff I was actually carrying with me all …

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Schiphol Privium – Is it worth it?

For some time I was wondering if the Schiphol Privium card is something for me. As a frequent visitor of the airport it might reduce waiting time. The card comes in two flavors: Privium Basic and Privium Plus and cost 121 euro for the basic card and 205 for the Plus card per year. The big difference between the two …

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Speedy Immigration In Taiwan

Nothing more terrible then waiting in a long custom entry line after a 12 hour flight. While there are a lot of hacks to make your life as a frequent flier better, nothing beats reducing your travel time. Two hacks to make things faster for entering Taiwan in this post: online arrival card and speedy immigration! Online Arrival Card First of …

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Project 365: Daily Photos – Finished!

Today marks a great day, a day that I’m pretty proud about! It’s day 365 of my project to publish a daily photo to my website and social presence online. It’s been a pretty remarkable road with loads of ups and downs and while I didn’t manage to do real every day publishes for 365 days, I’ve always made up …

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Renaissance Man Planning

What is a Renaissance Man? Because this is my first article where I’m using the term ‘Renaissance Man’, I thought it would be good to give a short explanation what kind of man this is. First of all: this can also be a women! Just so you know 😉 In this day and age, specialization is something that is occurring …

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Project Black & White

My daily photo project is still running (almost completed for 1 year!) and to keep things interesting and challenging for myself I decided to really focus on creating some good Black & White photos. Before this learning curve it was all pretty simple. Whenever I wanted a Black & White photo I just clicked the button in Adobe Lightroom and …

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3 Steps to Wicked Skill Levels

To be honest, I have way too many interests to sit still and really take the time to learn something in perfection. That’s why I have always been searching for methods to increase my diverse number of skills and decrease the time that it takes me to get a certain skill to pro-level. I have developed a 3-step method that …

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What is a Good Coach?

The Good Coach A few weeks back I put my ‘what is a coach’ presentation online. I love to give presentations. Presentations for me are a way to bring my message to a group of people in an open interactive way. I tell the message with the use of stories, anecdotes, practical examples, visual support in the forms of beautiful …

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How To Manage Decentralized Employees

1. Be Clear As with any team that tries to be effective, a clear understanding of responsibility and how to work together is key. When your team of employees is decentralized, not located at one physical place to work, it’s ever so important to be even more clear about their responsibility and way of working. What do you expect from …

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Launch Coach Jorg!

It has already been 15 years since the first time I gave someone advice on how to reach their goal. The thing is, I didn’t gave him the answer, because I didn’t know anything about the subject he was talking about, but I knew how to ask certain questions that made him dig deep inside himself and come up with …

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The Year Of The Knowledge Worker

Stop worrying that one day you will lose your best employee! It will happen anyway. Instead prepare you workforce for the future and start using the real power of the knowledge worker. Start preparing your organization for the future of management: use your people as resources when you need them. Build a big pool of excellent knowledge workers. The days …

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Clear Trust

During my professional career, starting as a junior IT employee at Atos until my business consultant work I’m doing now, one thing I have seen to little is trust. Somehow it seems that trust is something you’ll have to earn and which comes after years of hard work. Because I work at a lot of different places for my consultancy …