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Veiligheid als fundament voor positief leiderschap

Dit artikel is gepubliceerd in de november (2018) uitgave van het Tijdschrift Positieve Psychologie. Hieronder vind je de PDF van het artikel:

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Effortless Workshop

Effortless: The New Science of Biological Self-organization and How to Live with Ease, Flow and Fulfillment Dit is een nieuwe en unieke workshop op basis van het aankomende boek Effortless van Bas Snippert, gebaseerd op 10 jaar aan gecombineerde ervaring in academische opleidingen, ondernemerschap en persoonlijke ontwikkeling tot Stress Specialist en Leiderschapscoach. De workshop wordt in de maand augustus speciaal aangeboden tijdens de crowdpublishing campagne van het boek. In het boek en tijdens de workshop deelt hij de belangrijkste inzichten uit de nieuwe wetenschap van zelforganisatie, bijvoorbeeld: Hoe we met minder moeite juist meer effectiviteit, gemak en flow ontwikkelen in ons dagelijkse leven Hoe lichaam, brein en geest optimaal leren functioneren, ondanks onze stressvolle, high-intensity cultuur Hoe moderne teams met zelforganisatie hun samenwerking versterken, prestaties verbeteren en organisaties transformeren Tijdens deze workshop krijgen de deelnemers een eerste kennismaking met deze inzichten en de tools rondom zelforganisatie. …

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Positieve Coaching: Veiligheid als portaal naar optimale integratie van zelf en ander

Dit artikel is gepubliceerd in de februari (2018) uitgave van het Tijdschrift Positieve Psychologie. Hieronder vind je de PDF van het artikel:

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The biggest myth about flow

In my coaching practice and training we often talk a lot about stress and flow. One thing that I discovered is that many people mistake being in ‘flow’ for actually over-stressing themselves. This isn’t too surprising since flow is a bit of a subjective and vague word. However, there is a different way of looking at flow that can help you understand what is and isn’t a true flow state. To clear up myths about flow we have to take a neurobiological perspective.

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How your three brains want three different things

We may think of our brain as one single unit that operates our body and mind, but actually it is a little bit more complex than that. Evolutionarily, we can trace three major levels of developments that have distinct features, needs, feelings and behaviors. Understanding our brain this way can be very helpful to better understand our own complexities and behaviors. In this article I will give you a simplified but very practical way to think of the three levels of your brain and what they do. Your three different brains Paul McLean, an early (comparative) neuroscientist developed his Tri-une brain concept to describe how our brain’s evolutionary development can be roughly traced back to three major phases. These developmental phases resulted in three distinct levels: the reptilian level, the mammalian level and the primate level. Although in modern neuroscience …

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How to plan a career without knowing your passion

It doesn’t matter if you’re fresh out of university or if you have been building your career for a while already. The questions often remain: how the heck am I going to find my passion or my true calling in life?! I certainly have struggled with this question myself in the past. But, as I discovered through repeated trial and error, there is hope! I will present you with a short guide that can help you get started to find answers.

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5 big learnings on (startup) culture problems

Introduction When I work with startup founders, I often get questions on team culture. This is a classic problem in any organisation, but it seems even more so in startups since all eyes are on them to prove better ways of building a business – including building better culture. But many startup founders struggle with culture, often reverting to outdated management techniques. My perspective on working with culture is heavily influenced by a neurobiological and systems view of how humans have evolved to interact in social groups. Here you can read my five important learnings that result from both theory and practice.

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Startup trauma: when the rollercoaster goes too fast

I love the startup community. Like many I enjoy the taste of energy you get when you work with startup entrepreneurs. Being around them makes me feel inspired and hopeful about all the amazing creations that are waiting to emerge from their potential. This bright and optimistic side is contagious and happily shared through the many startup hubs, events and media. But there is also a darker side to the startup world that isn’t talked about all that much, at least not openly. It’s a side I get to see in my coaching work when I work with startup entrepreneurs. During my conversations with founders of high-potential startups, I have come across a phenomena I started calling ‘startup trauma’. Maybe this sounds a bit heavy to you, but allow me to elaborate.

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Measure your resilience with Heart Rate Variability using your smartphone

Introduction In our day and age many of us have to deal with a growing load of information and chronic stress. Dealing with this can be very challenging and requires us to actively manage the amount of information and stress we take in each day. One very helpful resource in this can be measuring your Heart Rate Variability. Let’s take a look at what Heart Rate Variability is and how it can help you.

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