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Mission and who we are is a platform for professionals who join forces contributing to the development of people, organizations and society. Ton Voogt. Joanne Zhang, Wufeng Tan, Lily Chen partner in The Inspire Group in China. Choon-Neo Siow partners in Singapore. Wilson cooperates as a consultant. Even Gong writes blogs. Frans van Gunsteren writes articles rooted in study and a long technical, managerial career.

Cooperation, Collaboration

Awareness, conditions and a quick scan for successful cooperation.

Is cooperation really the best way to achieve your own goal? The first answer is often 'yes'. But sometimes it is better to claim all the winnings and not give the other party anything, or to give them everything.


"It is a scientific amusement park you can enter for a fee and find unexpected new experiences, ideas, and practices". dr. Wim van Beers

"A comprehensive management book about cooperation. Nine factors explained with vivid examples. A quick scan to test your organization. A handy scheme for implementations and eliciting cases". dr. Peter Zomer

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Boardroom coaching, Executive coaching, Management talent coaching

Clients asks us to spar on solutions. Prepare for a career move. Prevent hidden demotivation.

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The Inspire Group: partnership in China

Joanne Zhang, Ton Voogt, Lily Chen and Wufeng Tan are partners in Training and Consulting in China.

We inspired each other and clients we serve. The portfolio focusses on Self Management; Inspirational Leadership en Cooperation in organizations.

Our vision in three words: Cooperate, Commit and Connect.

People life and work best when they are connected to their own sources of inspiration and commit to others and their inspiration to cooperate for mutual benefits.

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The newest blogs.

Joanne Zhang

Instructions like 'Be spontaneous', 'Try not to try', 'Think new', 'Act autonomous', do not lead to the prescribed action. The actor feels im-prissoned in a paradox. What to do when you, leader, want to boost innovative thinking and acting?

Courses in Innovative thinking or Problem Solving? Yes, but is not enough.

Affirmative feedback in communicating?

What culture a leader can build to promote innovation?

Joanne Zhang answers ...

Even Gong

I feel comfortable about my team’s performance. I understand my team members, I know their strength and weakness and I give them tasks based on my understanding. When they check my opinions, I share my experiences and advice without any hesitation. I am happy when they practice my advice. When they get compliments, I feel proud of myself. It was my idea originally. My team members love to consult me. I have a coherent team.

However I begin to doubt ...

Ton Voogt

'Why did I not see it coming?' A common question we have after being confronted with a sudden event. The more near by the event, the more we worry. We have a sensor to detect what is hardly noticeable. But the sensor is 'a vague feeling', not very straight forward. Can we train to use this sensor in

sensing the future? ...
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Frans van Gunsteren

Some impressions of a lazy day in nature in China and reflections on a day in Guangzhou

Impressions of a lazy day in nature ...
Reflections on a day in Guangzhou ...
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Tan Wufeng

........I feel a blow, an insult. I shake my head in disbelief and feel a tightening knot in my stomach and another one on the top of my head. Something turns inside me. It’s time for me to brake or I’ll regret!

Although you know all, practice is another story ...

New Projects

Improve cooperation between relative independent units

In a hospital units like laboratory, first aid, medication, serve the patient care units very good. They face common challenges, but they do not learn from each other. The manager blocks the cooperation, although he wants it to happen.

A one day intervention facilitated by Erica Gasseling and Ton Voogt

An e-learning innovation in a global transportation company

Description of a innovative project in a large global transportation company. How i-leaning is used in self exploring, discovery and feedback loops that includes positive feedback. A project of Choon-Neo Siow

Re-evaluating financial resources enforce new thinking. A project of Choon-Neo Siow ...

New Essays

Ton Voogt and Choon-Neo Siow

What is the 'state of art' of e-training? We participated in the ATD conference on learning Technology, in Las Vegas in January 2015. The application of e technology effect the learning of 20% of all companies. The methods are more fun and many innovations. But where is learning?

ATD Conference TechKnowledge 2015 ...

Frans van Gunsteren

Chinese Characteristics. ...


Jan Cees van Westering


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