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“At Google, leadership was not a badge for senior people.”

by Koen Marichal on Feb 10, 2017 in: Leadership

Stephan Thoma was responsible for learning & development at Google and now advises mostly European companies on embracing the Silicon Valley spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. He gave an...

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How to: 5 survival tips for leaders in 2017

by Koen Marichal on Jan 19, 2017 in: Leadership

2016 was a year of significant insecurity and increasing tension. How do you navigate this as a leader and how do you adapt your leadership? Thought Leader Koen Marichal shares five resolutions...

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Leadership lab: “Values are a blurry mess.”

by Koen Marichal on Dec 19, 2016 in: Leadership

Kathleen Vangronsvelt began her story with that comment during the last leadership lab of this year. She is working on her PhD at the KU Leuven and writes about how people deal with values, how...

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We can be heroes

by Koen Marichal on Nov 9, 2016 in: Leadership

Cfr. Geert Noels – Econoshock: shift to the east, demographics, end of fossil fuels, IT & technology, the new capitalism, green economy.

“It’s the end of the world as we know it.”

Cfr. Peter...

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Leadership through dialogue. Part I: introduction.

by Koen Marichal on Nov 9, 2016 in: Leadership

“How to lead for depth in the shallows?” is the leadership challenge for many people today. I haven’t met an artist, a journalist, a teacher, a manager, a doctor, parent or researcher who doesn’t...

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Leadership lessons from social media players

by Koen Marichal on Nov 9, 2016 in: Leadership

1. “Choose your focus. Have a target.”

2. “First impression counts.”

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"The Leader Gathering develops leaders into storytellers and gives them a more comprehensive vision of the future"

by Koen Marichal on Oct 11, 2016 in: Leadership

If you take place in front of Luc Tuymans’ ‘München’ painting on identity and self-doubt in the Koninklijk Atheneum Antwerpen for an hour, your vision on leadership will change. This is due to the...

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