Hit that gas in 2023
While everyone else is hammering on goals for the new year I felt the urge to take a moment of reflection in this last week
Do you know why I love the shortest day of the year so much? Every next day there is increasingly more daylight! It changes everything.
Fourth Advent: Love
LOVE There’s one Dutch tradition we ditched pretty quickly after moving from the Netherlands to Italy. Some of our Dutch friends are about to be
Third Advent: Joy
JOY Monday morning I woke up to a powerful bright light in our bedroom and the voices of Rianne and our kids singing happy birthday
Second Advent: Peace
PEACE The absence of conflict? When the last bullet has been fired and all weapons have been laid down? We hear about ‘peace talks’ and
First Advent: Hope
HOPE Hope requires creativity. The ability to see a different future than the reality that is now. Activating hope involves engaging the imagination. Daring to
Thanksgiving is a powerful thing. Not the holiday. Well, that too. I like the holiday. It’s nice. Probably our favourite ‘adopted’ holiday of the year.
Card tricks to kickstart ‘renewal of the mind.’ Who would have thought? Almost every day of this week we started our training sessions with what
Rare Leadership – Part 3 of 3
“Let’s just be friends!” No, it’s not our anniversary, and no, those aren’t words I was told by anyone personally – at least not recently.
Rare Leadership – Part 2 of 3
Picture a runner in the desert, all by herself. Classic desert, just sand, for as far as the eye can see. Slowly the scene moves
Rare Leadership – Part 1 of 3
Rare Leadership. Last week I made a promise that I would be sharing a few more key insights from this remarkable book. My team knows
Food, games, dirty feet and clean slates. This weekend we took our whole team on a retreat in the mountains. It was cold. We got
City Hall Homework
We just walked out of the local city hall where we tried to get registered as residents at our new address. For the second time
Review: Blinkist, Lucid, Mentorist, Headway, Shortform, StoryShots
The information age. The good, the bad and the ugly. While we can access every bit of data at the tip of our fingers, do
Who gets the credit?
Our living room is filled with moving boxes and there’s no book left on our bookshelf. Everything is in boxes, waiting to be moved to
Mandela called her ‘Lizzie’
The news must have come your way in many shapes and forms and there is lots to read about the passing and the life of
Three Lessons from The Desert Fathers
Not to be confused with Dessert Fathers. (English is my second language and it gets confusing at times.) The Desert Fathers are generally considered… wait, how
Who’s Raising Who?
Am I handing her the cup or is she handing it to me? Am I raising a daughter or is she raising me? There’s days
Measure of Success
It’s not every day you get to talk to the parents of people you’re hiring or interviewing for job openings. We believe so strongly in
Privilege to Dream
Who doesn’t love a good summer road trip? Besides hour-long playlists and quick little games you can play across however many rows of seats your