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Never waste a good crisis!

Winston Churchill proved to be a solid leader during the second world war. He said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. He understood the principle that a crisis also provides opportunities; meant for good, not evil. I want to challenge you during this Covid-19 crisis to really think about the good things that can come out of this. Remember, we, you and me, are in control of making the good happen! Don’t fall into the evil trap of

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Good Intentions!

We all know that feeling at 1st of January, after we have done the “lots”: eat a lot, stay up a lot, drink a… Enough! We want to improve our life! Recognise it? I do! A lot… So we start with Good Intentions. Dieting, sports and many more plans; being though on ourselves. Around this time, halfway January, the chance is that we have broken some of these Good Intentions already. And by the end of the quarter we feel

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Why is our company called LYDIA Connect?

Do you know that feeling? Staying within a confined space where what you need is lacking? It is time to explore the changes you desire in order to be an authentic leader! As a trades person, the woman Lydia from Thyatira who lived around 50 AC decided to move to Philippi, a Roman colony and trade city in Macedonia. The reason for doing that was marketing; the Roman emperor had decided that only high Roman officials were allowed to wear

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Let the truth be heard!

So many of us daily encounter that truth is not being heard. We as leaders need to build a culture of truth. How do we do that? Lead your people with questions, not with answers. Freely engage in dialog and have debates, don’t force anybody. When something dies, conduct an autopsy together and do not blame anybody. Implement a culture where people can raise red flags. You will notice that where truth is heard, freedom arises!

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Going for Generational Leadership

Leaders, concerned more with their own reputation for personal greatness, often fail to set the company up for success in the next generation. – Jim Collins (adapted) LYDIA Connect says this world is in a leadership crisis: many of today’s leaders care more about themselves and their image than about those who follow them. Our TL-training addresses this crisis. This unique training empowers mutual relationships and removes constraints, resulting in clear goals and better performance. Explore for yourselves! Read more

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Try something new!

Today I came across this post. It hit a nerve, sometimes we overstate our professional views. Be open to try something new!

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Unavoidable change

“Over time, I have learned two important lessons: 1) all personal feedback is relevant and 2) change seldom occurs until the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of changing.” – Ford Taylor (Transformational Leadership)

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Pioneering

Being a pioneer involves breaking through walls and barriers, you got to have tenacity! But the joy, oh the joy!

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Do you see it?

Often we are so in the moment that we cannot really see what is going on, especially when under pressure. That is why we advise you to keep asking for honest feedback from your team, peers and leaders to keep improving. Not all feedback may be true, but all feedback is relevant! You have to see it (knowledge), in order to own it (attitude) and then you can change it (behaviour)! All change starts with seeing it! Even stronger…, no

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