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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.

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.

    Communication and the (external) impact - NIels Brabandt about mistakes in communications, the impact for your organisation and how you become a better communicator

    Communication and the (external) impact - NIels Brabandt about mistakes in communications, the impact for your organisation and how you become a better communicator

    Errors and mistakes from leaders when it comes to communication are becoming more frequent. The (negative) impact on their organisation often is severe. How to do it better? Niels Brabandt offers advice and best practices in the newest episode.

    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 24 min
    How to motivate yourself and your team in times of crisis - Niels Brabandt interviews Eksteen de Waal

    How to motivate yourself and your team in times of crisis - Niels Brabandt interviews Eksteen de Waal

    How do you make sure that you stay motivated? How will you be able to motivate your team in times of crisis? Niels Brabandt interviews Eksteen de Waal about these important aspects of our time.

    Your guest: Eksteen de Waal / Eksteen@exponentially.me

    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 17 min
    Why everyone in your organisation needs sales skills - Niels Brabandt about sales skills, outdated clichés and sustainability in today's sales environment

    Why everyone in your organisation needs sales skills - Niels Brabandt about sales skills, outdated clichés and sustainability in today's sales environment

    Why should everyone in your organisation need sales skills? How important are these skills for an organisation in today's circumstances? Is your organisation ready to survive in competitive markets? Niels Brabandt offers insights and advice.

    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 19 min
    How to create the perfect Customer Experience - Niels Brabandt interviews Nienke Bloem

    How to create the perfect Customer Experience - Niels Brabandt interviews Nienke Bloem

    Customer Experience became one of the main differentiators to set your organisation apart from the competition. However, many companies struggle to deliver even acceptable results in this area. It is time to improve. Niels Brabandt interviews the international Customer Experience Expert Nienke Bloem.

    Your guest: Nienke Bloem / nienke@nienkebloem.nl

    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 15 min
    Is everyone really offended by everything today? - Niels Brabandt interviews Ilja Grzeskowitz who publicly spoke up against discrimination

    Is everyone really offended by everything today? - Niels Brabandt interviews Ilja Grzeskowitz who publicly spoke up against discrimination

    Is it a fact that everyone is offended today? Or is it just a feeling which some people have to defend their unacceptable and outdated or discrimination views? Ilja Grzeskowitz took a risk. He is middle-agenda, white, heterosexual, cis-gender...and he publicly spoke up about and against discrimination. Did that go well? You will find the answer in this episode.

    Your guest: Ilja Grzeskowitz / ilja@grzeskowitz.com

    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 13 min
    Language and violence - Niels Brabandt about leadership failure, unacceptable statements and how you can do better

    Language and violence - Niels Brabandt about leadership failure, unacceptable statements and how you can do better

    One statement can cause tremendous harm to you, your company or your organisation. The recent past has shown again that most leaders have very little awareness of which statements are acceptable and which are not. Niels Brabandt offers help and solutions in this episode.

    Warning: real-world examples may be disturbing for listeners. Listener's discretion is advised. This episode is not suitable for listener younger than 18 or 21 years.

    Your host: Niels Brabandt / NB@NB-Networks.com

    • 29 min

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