How your brain makes you do bad things after doing good

Praising yourself for ‘good’ behaviour makes it more likely you will do something ‘bad’ afterwards.” Then what should you do?

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What can teenagers teach leaders about learning and change?

Employees are in an identity crisis, asked to be different and behave in new ways. Like teenagers. What can these transformation experts teach leaders?

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OK, your people are moving. But are they dancing?

Organizations want to be responsive to their customers’ movements, to ‘swing’, but mostly they’re simply doing the stasis shuffle – dancing on the spot.

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Fighting change fatigue with…snowballs?

Employees suffer from change fatigue. How do we balance the current imperative to change with our innate reluctance to change?

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How do you bottom-up the top with peer-to-peer change?

A client recently brought up something we encounter frequently: leaders who promote change within their organization yet resist change at leadership level. How to deal with this?

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Big behaviour data says: use social contagion & spread the love

Behaviour is contagious and social tech amplifies the effect. How to make use of this as leader transforming your business into a ‘force for good’?

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Where the *bleep* are we going to?

How do organisations contribute to societal transitions? Dr Mignon van Halderen’s vision on thought leadership and shifting paradigms.

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Purpose comes sneaking in as driver for corporate change

Former IKEA top manager and now mentor spots that meaning and purpose is the main driver for future leaders. What drives them is return on society, a model she has experienced herself to be successful.

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The hidden influence of social networks

Yale’s Nicholas Christakis visualizes how your social networks influence your behaviours unconsciously. An eye-opener, for organizational change as well…

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Saving your future self

Why don’t we take good care of ourselves? How do you get colleagues on board with innovating NOW for the future? The psychology of our future self.

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Saving your future self

Why don’t we take good care of ourselves? How do you get colleagues on board with innovating NOW for the future? The psychology of our future self.

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Behaviour eats strategy for breakfast

  “Our main finding, put simply, is that the central issue is never about strategy, structure, culture, and systems. All of these elements, and others, are important, but the core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.” Kotter & Cohen...

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Is it the word or something?!

Sign: Behaviour change? Is it the word or something?! Thanks, the neighbours. Say, you are Eugene. You had too much to drink. You stumble out of the pub still holding your drink. On your way home, through the alley, up the stairs. Should you, while zigzagging, happen...

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Opening act for Michael Braungart

Sustainability Day in The Netherlands, I gave a presentation as ‘opening act’ for Michael Braungart, creator of Cradle2Cradle. He was invited by the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) to inspire students, professors and researchers. And I was invited because...

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