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Do you know what happens in Portorož next week?

Nov 9

Do you know what happens in Portorož next week?

Yesterday, we printed several kilos of paper; today, we stocked a lot of post-its; and tomorrow we will buy some Dutch dropjes. With these super useful handouts, tools and souvenirs we are ready to go off to Portorož. We (Kirste and Suzanne) will fly to...

The impact of a leadership program

Nov 28 17

The impact of a leadership program

This article is about a leadership program that supports managers in a large international retail organization in their development. In 2011, Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company was invited to redesign the program. During the past years the program received a lot of positive feedback...

Learning by experimenting. Four building blocks that help to start your own experiment

Sep 13 16

Learning by experimenting. Four building blocks that help to start your own experiment

For five years, Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company designs and facilitates a leadership program for a retail organization. The program is strongly embedded in the workplace and enables participants to experience, reflect and experiment. Recently, Kessels & Smit conducted impact research to learn more about the impact participants were able to make in their work, during and after the leadership program.

20 ways to seduce you to experiment

Aug 2 16

20 ways to seduce you to experiment

When was the last time you tried to do something new at work? Focused experiments might not be new, but a very powerful way to learn or innovate at work. This handout gives you twenty ways to seduce you to experiment during those work days...

Saying goodbye to the US

Oct 27 14

Saying goodbye to the US

All of a sudden it was our last day in the US. We have been living in a kind of vacuum the past week, without a clear sense of time or the world outside of our small ‘Study Tour Universe’. Bringing all the...

Getting used to the rhythm of Austin

Oct 24 14

Getting used to the rhythm of Austin

We are settling down in Austin (Texas). We continue our study tour from the lovely and big two-bathroom house in Holly Street. Tacos for breakfast Austin is totally different from New York in a number of ways. We only noticed how much...

Connection… with or without coffee

Oct 23 14

Connection… with or without coffee

Our last day in New York it was pouring rain. We saw Manhattan at its greyest, however, still maintaining its charm. Mara and Suzanne, our running explorers, brought back coffee and our first time great donuts (that actually took us three failed tries of sorts...

Walking, clapping, eating and talking our way out in NYC

Oct 22 14

Walking, clapping, eating and talking our way out in NYC

Another day filled with appointments. Some of us stayed in Manhattan, others went to Connecticut. The combination of sunshine and lovely meetings gave us lots of energy – but what else is new?! Collaborative closure clap Lieve, Joeri and Suzanne took a...
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