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Creating conditions that promote cooperation

Ton Voogt founded and enriches this treasure-house. All contributions focus on promoting cooperation in organizations. Professionals like Joanne Zhang, Wufeng Tan, Lily Chen partner in The Inspire Group in China; Choon-Neo Siow; Wilson cooperates as a consultant. Even Gong writes blogs. Frans van Gunsteren articles rooted in a long technical, managerial career.

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Coaching with Self Constructing: a method for Leadership development

A one day workshop at June 26 2015 in London

Organized by The special Group on Coaching Psychology of The Britisch Psychological Society

Facilitated by Ton Voogt

A coaching method rooted in the Dialogical Self approach. The workshop covers theory of self construction; an overview of research; guides the participants in a practice and discusses applications to leadership development, cooperation and life orientation.

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Cooperation, Collaboration, Coworking

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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A guided organization transition

The dominance in the organization changed dramatically. The sales and production units oriented directly on the market. The bureaucratic organization evaporate on paper. Now all must work in new responsibilities organized in new lines of command and support. The same managers create new ways to cooperate.

A guided organization transition ...

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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A man on the way to self destruction

A successful sales manager bullies all with his aggressive behavior. He used to look for a new job every four years. All companies were glad he left. But then a director wanted to save him and offered him coaching on his personal behavior

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The newest blogs.

Ton Voogt

5 Short stories on amazing simple contradictions, some solved elegantly, in others reality freezes to death.

Focus on what is, not on what is not. No missing dead. Well done, but... Is the best enough? I ask. You tell me.

Paradoxes in Connecting. ...

The sad news on the death of John Nash put the spotlight on what is a best way to serve your interest. Nash disagreed with Adam Smith defining the relation between serving your own interest and the interest of others. It is in the heart of the thinking on cooperation.

A best Tactic in life? ...

Choon-Neo Siow

Filled with passion a friend starts a new restaurant in a big city. Within a month another restaurant opens with the same Libanon style of food. They visit and evaluate the quality. Will it be enough to make a difference?

Beirut 2 ...

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? ...

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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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.

However I begin to doubt ...

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?

Joanne Zhang answers ...

Frans van Gunsteren

Frans lives part of his time in China and in Holland. He own apartments in both countries.What makes the difference in maintenance and service? Is it the country you live in, or ...... It is not the country.

Coworking of the owners makes the difference. ...
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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 ...


Jan Cees van Westering


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 ...


Choon-Neo Siow and Ton Voogt

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 ...

Ton Voogt

A small fruit farm in Indonesia produces strawberries and others for the Indonesian market. The plats are imported form the breeder in the Netherlands. All protocols are handed over too.

But regular training id forgotten in two weeks? Why is that? Possible solutions

The analysis and an intervention.

Frans van Gunsteren

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