The deeper meaning of burnout is about you

Deeper meaning is always present within you. This is your true motivation, your ‘fuel’ that you need most of all when getting into a state of burnout. Let’s start with a comparison: water in a vase. The water takes the form of the vase, thus – confusingly – it may look like the vase but Read the full article…

Burnout prevention for caregivers: give care, but do not ‘give it away’

Caregivers can get into the habit of ‘giving themselves away’ too much. Take care. You can learn to give without giving yourself away. ‘Giving away’ feels like you lose something. If this is your feeling as a caregiver, time and time again, then little by little you can start feeling bad. It’s as if others Read the full article…

Burnout as a Phoenix

A phoenix is a mythical bird that rises from the ashes completely renewed and stronger than ever before. This is a nice metaphor for human burnout, which can also be a stage in an altogether positive evolution. It mainly depends on how deep the process of recovery is sought. This should not sound easy of Read the full article…

How to start meditating?

Some idea about meditation may stop you even before starting. Therefore you better see it as what is always present in your mind, like the blue sky even above the clouds. To meditate is actually very easy. You don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to try to meditate. You don’t have to try Read the full article…

How to give positive feedback as a leader

Good feedback is informative as well as motivational. This is as important as it is not straightforward . You want your feedback to be accurate and motivating. You may also want to learn from the feedback that you give. How is it received? How may it lead to constructive feedback towards you? Do you see Read the full article…

Build Your Team through Deep-Felt Purpose

A team has a lot more ‘inner strength’ than just a group of people working together. A meaningful purpose pulls a team together towards future accomplishments. Is Europe a ‘team’ with a deep-felt purpose? Do you know what meaningful purpose this presently is, binding together all Europeans? I honestly don’t. So is Europe really a Read the full article…

Bacteria are real. So are feelings.

Stomach ulcers are caused by stress. No they aren’t. Yes they are. No they … Do you also get the idea that people see what they want to see in this? Since scientists are people, that is true for them as well. ◊◊◊ In human affairs, there’s always something for everyone. So people who want Read the full article…

Open Leadership: not I, not I and also not we as you and me.

People call for less egoism in world politics, world economics etc. The alternative is supposed to be ‘more we’ but this ‘we’ being ‘you and me’ eventually becomes ‘me and me’. You see? What is called a paradigm shift can be more of the same in another disguise. This is apparent in politics as it Read the full article…

‘Identicity’: when collaborator and organization have the same identity.

It’s all about feeling. What if the organization were a person, what would that person look like? What would be his/her personality? And would it accord with yours? This question can with good reason be put to every collaborator. And if you are a leader, to you too of course. Even more, because of the Read the full article…

An open leader gives people an environment in which to meaningful.

People want to ‘perform.’ What this really means is: they want to make a difference. They want to mean something. They want their life to have deep meaning, some deeper sense. Also in little things, people are looking for meaning. They want to be valuable. They want to exist. People are in a continuous search Read the full article…

Next Page »