What is it about you that makes people want to follow you? What is your natural style of leadership and which supporting styles do you use? What happens when you are put under pressure, which style do you then adopt and how satisfied are you with that? …


Personal introduction

I have six core values: personal growth, playfulness, family, trust, honesty and fierce courage.

I try every day to live and act as much as possible according to these tenets. Do I succeed in this, 100%, every day? No. But I do continue to reflect on why things don’t go…


You’ve been asked by your manager, your partner or your friends to change the way you respond in certain situations. But as far as you’re concerned, that’s impossible! Because it just so happens that, being the shy type that you are, you don’t express your opinions very quickly. Or it…


I’m an optimist and I have faith in the sincere intentions of the people around me. I’m aware that in certain circumstances people will behave with less sincerity. The question is then how do I deal with that?

For me, the answer is that I maintain my trust in their…


(Chapter 28 from managementbook THE CONNECTION QUOTIENT: Intellect vs Emotion)

Personal introduction

Thirty years ago, my life was predominantly ruled by what was happening in my head. Rationality determined what I could and could not do, and I acted accordingly. …


What percentage of our communication do we express non-verbally? A brief search on the internet will unearth a range of answers. It could be 70%, 80% or even 90%. Or any other random answer, depending on which manager, trainer or coach you talk to. Somewhat confusing don’t you think? …


(chapter 32 of THE CONNECTION QUOTIENT)

Personal introduction

I have six core values: personal growth, playfulness, family, trust, honesty and fierce courage. I try every day to live and act as much as possible according to these tenets. Do I succeed in this, 100%, every day? No. But I do continue to reflect on why things don’t go…


Learn how to do business from the heart with maximum result (chapter ‘Empathy explored’ from the book The Connection Quotient)

Learn how to do business from the heart with maximum result and connection (chapter from the book THE CONNECTION QUOTIENT)

Personal introduction

As an introduction to this article on empathy, I’d like you to make acquaintance with a beautiful song — I Love Myself — by the Dutch comedian and musician Harrie Jekkers.

It’s one of my favourite songs, purely because of the lyrics. It explains how it’s only possible to engage…


Personal introduction

I look back on my time with the Dutch Royal Air Force with great pleasure. But, my ambitions lay elsewhere. I much preferred to go from one department to another as an internal interim manager, implementing changes based on a personal vision and a clear-cut organizational goal.

Even…


Sharing the human spirit through friendship on the International Day of Friendship.

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. Friendship is one of the many relations one built. How to integrate that in your working…

Marco Buschman

International leadership facilitator, has trained and inspired many thousands, and worked with managers from 55 different countries.

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