How These Five Entrepreneurs Deal With Stress In This VUCA World

Some people today feel the world is becoming increasingly stressful and difficult to grasp and cope with, both privately and in business. They see the world getting more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) and experience a constant pressure to perform. For entrepreneurs this is a challenge. They need to constantly keep up with what is going on in their markets and broader environment. But…

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Why Self-Help Books Don’t Work (And How To Nevertheless Benefit From Them)

Two weeks ago I launched my first so-called self-help book: No More Bananas: How to Keep Your Cool in the Collective Madness. It is a book that offers practical advice for staying calm and confident in today’s stressful world of social media and information overload. Even though very well-intended, I realize that its effect may be quite limited.…

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Accenture Report Shows: The Large Majority Of Leaders Use Just Half Their Brain

Last month, Accenture published an interesting report, carrying the title “Striking Balance with Whole-Brain Leadership.” The gist of that report: leaders need to dramatically increase the use of the right part of their brain—the part allowing us to be creative, empathetic, self-aware and use our intuition and holistic thinking. Why? First, because today’s volatile, uncertain,…

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It Is World Well-Being Week: Five Practical Remedies To Calm Down And Feel Less Stressed

This week is “World Well-Being Week,” the one week a year when we are stimulated to explicitly pay attention to our own well-being and that of others. Of course, that is something to pay attention to every day, but a special week like this can help to draw attention to this crucial aspect of life. Because crucial it is. In today’s overheated society,…

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PwC Report Shows: Why Leaders Can’t Make Strategy On Their Own

In most organizations it is leaders who are responsible for setting out the organization’s strategy. Because of their position at the top, they have insights and oversight that others in the organization don’t have. Furthermore they have the power and capabilities to make sure that the rest of the organization conforms to the strategy. Therefore, leaders…

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