Fan Friday: Adecco!

Adecco attended the Belgium Hercules Trophy for the first time in 2010 and they immediately became one of the very loyal participants. Loyal, upbeat and successful! In 2011 Adecco even won the HR Trophy in Belgium. The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions with more than 32,000 employees and a network…

Moody Monday: 3 Ways to encourage teamwork

Business problems these days are far too big for one person to tackle. A solid, agile team is far more valuable than a lone genius in solving problems. So why are we still rewarding the smartest people in the room rather than the ones who excel in teamwork? And with the smartest one we mean…

HERE and NOW (part 1)

After the great feedback on our last Blog Trilogy (Two thumbs), I decided to continue this Blog format on another topic which can be a pitfall…TIME ! In the next month, we will be launching the Hercules Academy and our Corporate wellbeing programs in New York and New Jersey and therefore we will start with a…

TWO THUMBS (part one)

  Last week, I had the chance to have a meet & greet  with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr.  Theo  Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about  a healthy way to deal with our connectivity and also about  kids and cars. Connected…

The Perfect Team

One of our most popular programs is the Perfect Team module. A lot of organisations are searching for the explanation of the dynamics behind a perfect team. Darren Shand, All Blacks Manager at New Zealand Rugby Union, explains some of this theory in his article on leadership lessons. In 2004, when Darren became manager of the All Blacks, the team was…

Multi…(bleep…bleep)…tasking

Let me get straight to the point: Do away with multitasking. Multitasking is detrimental to your productivity, and it increases your risk of a burn-out. This is what Neuropsychiatrist Theo Compernolle states in an interview with Belgian magazine Eos-Psyche & Brain. What is the main reason for the human brain not to be able to multitask? “Our…

JUMP FOR JOY

Jumping for JOY is an act of extreme happiness. After 3 years of exhilarating moments while managing the Hercules Academy and coaching companies, organisations and individuals in corporate wellbeing, I would like to share some thoughts with you. Consider it as a New Year’s resolution. On several occasions during our individual and group coaching sessions, I noticed that people…

Corporate wellbeing is not a band-aid

Have you noticed it? There’s definitely a new, positive trend in the field of Human Resources: Companies are taking employee wellbeing more seriously since some time now. It’s good to see that a lot of organisations are trying to figure out the right solution to combat rising health issues. So far the good news. The sad…

The elements of wellbeing (and the difference with wellness)

A lot of people seem to use both words as synonyms, but don’t actually realise that there’s a difference. Wellbeing refers to a more holistic whole-of-life experience, whereas wellness refers just to physical health and fitness. Allan Watkinson, engagement manager of Gallup Consulting, reviewed the results of a major global study into wellbeing, which recorded people’s…

Mental health stigma silences employees 79% wouldn’t speak out

“The costs of mental illness to the economy are astounding… I urge commissioners and decision-makers to treat mental health more like physical health.”  –  Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer & Professor. According to the annual report by the Chief Medical Officer, mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working days within the UK during 2013, making…

4 ways to motivate people

Interesting post on the website of FForward – one of our valued partners in the USA – about ways to motivate your employees. The best leaders in the world are the ones most adept at motivating their employees to perform to the fullest extent of their abilities. Increased productivity, improved sales, reduced waste and optimized efficiency are all byproducts…

The Case For Letting Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles

THE STRATEGY DID WONDERS AT THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION. CAN IT WORK ELSEWHERE? It’s not unusual these days to see people with unusual job titles. There’s a Director of Chaos at Berkshire Hathaway and a Director of First Impressions at the reception desk of many companies. Google has a Captain of Moonshots. Some employees at IBM call…