100 episodes

Niels Brabandt, the owner and founder of NB Networks, is your host. Sustainable Leadership. We are helping managers to become better leaders. This show dedicates time to help, to improve and to assist you in achieving your goals. You may already be a leader and aim to become better, or you want to be in a leadership position in the future and avoid mistakes on the way of getting there. Your host, Niels Brabandt, is in business since 1998. He worked for a large corporation as well as a global franchise company before he became full-time self-employed. This podcast is your free access to his knowledge, his experience and his network of experts. What can you expect? You will get scientifically proven expertise. Your host will make unambiguously clear when he is talking about opinion rather than facts. He will address your challenges as a leader or someone who wants to be one and how to overcome them.
The challenges you face as a leader in today's business world come from many different aspects of an organisation. Finding the right way to communicate and managing conflicts are just the beginning. Excellent presentations skills are a must today besides dealing with change inside and outside the teams which you have to lead — keeping motivation high means that you must be able to have skills of influence without being manipulative. Negotiate and set goals, be creative and innovative, make the right decisions and position yourself in a business work which heavily relies on networking. You must deliver all this at the best quality with efficient and effective processes during projects which must be on time, on track, on target but under budget.
Moreover, of course, you must recruit, develop and retain the best talents of your industry. Your employer's brand and business storytelling become a significant part of your work today. At the same time, hard skills as forecasting, planning, conceptualisation are part of you as a leader mastering Strategy. Of course, selling the products has to work as well in challenging and competitive environments.
Niels Brabandt, owner and founder of NB Networks, your host, will help to become a (better) leader.

The Leadership Podcast by Niels Brabandt / NB Networks Niels Brabandt

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Niels Brabandt, the owner and founder of NB Networks, is your host. Sustainable Leadership. We are helping managers to become better leaders. This show dedicates time to help, to improve and to assist you in achieving your goals. You may already be a leader and aim to become better, or you want to be in a leadership position in the future and avoid mistakes on the way of getting there. Your host, Niels Brabandt, is in business since 1998. He worked for a large corporation as well as a global franchise company before he became full-time self-employed. This podcast is your free access to his knowledge, his experience and his network of experts. What can you expect? You will get scientifically proven expertise. Your host will make unambiguously clear when he is talking about opinion rather than facts. He will address your challenges as a leader or someone who wants to be one and how to overcome them.
The challenges you face as a leader in today's business world come from many different aspects of an organisation. Finding the right way to communicate and managing conflicts are just the beginning. Excellent presentations skills are a must today besides dealing with change inside and outside the teams which you have to lead — keeping motivation high means that you must be able to have skills of influence without being manipulative. Negotiate and set goals, be creative and innovative, make the right decisions and position yourself in a business work which heavily relies on networking. You must deliver all this at the best quality with efficient and effective processes during projects which must be on time, on track, on target but under budget.
Moreover, of course, you must recruit, develop and retain the best talents of your industry. Your employer's brand and business storytelling become a significant part of your work today. At the same time, hard skills as forecasting, planning, conceptualisation are part of you as a leader mastering Strategy. Of course, selling the products has to work as well in challenging and competitive environments.
Niels Brabandt, owner and founder of NB Networks, your host, will help to become a (better) leader.

    Why people really leave organisations

    Why people really leave organisations

    Employee turnover remains at a high level. Organisations seem to be unable to implement effective countermeasures. What is the real reason people leave organisations? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue and offers solutions.
    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com 

    • 17 min
    Mission, Vision, Values - verbiage or part of leadership?

    Mission, Vision, Values - verbiage or part of leadership?

    The disappointment in mission, vision and value statements in organisations is omnipresent. Is this the usual outcome, or is there a better implementation approach? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode.
    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 14 min
    Promises & Leadership

    Promises & Leadership

    Promises should always be fulfilled. However, the reality people face looks different. Leaders stick to their promises only partially or not at all. How to deal with this situation? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue.
    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com 

    • 12 min
    When leaders ignore the facts

    When leaders ignore the facts

    Any leader's decision should at least be understandable for the people who are affected by it. However, a rising number of leaders tend to ignore facts. They consider their opinion being above the facts. How to deal with such a situation? Niels Brabandt discusses the worrying situation in this episode.
    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com 

    • 12 min
    Why do incompetent leaders stay? The story of Boris Johnson and more

    Why do incompetent leaders stay? The story of Boris Johnson and more

    Boris Johnson stepped down.
    His story is not a unique event. The fact that even incompetent leaders stay in their position for a long time is commonly known. Even in cases of serious misconduct, organisations often show a lack of consequences. What is the reason for this catastrophic behaviour? Niels Brabandt discusses the issues in this episode.
    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com 

    • 24 min
    Conflicts with HR

    Conflicts with HR

    The HR department is often blamed for conflicts in an organisation. Frequently, experts, leaders, employees and whole departments seem to have serious disagreements with HR professionals and their opinions. How can we find out the root cause of these conflicts? How may these conflicts be resolved? Niels Brabandt discusses the issue in this week's episode.
    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com 

    • 8 min

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