Connect with Bard
I am a philosopher, writer, practitioner and teacher with a deep compassion for the human condition and a burning desire to help people live better lives, do better work and create a more sustainable and socially connected society in the process. Even though I worked most of my professional career in the IT industry, I have always approached everything from the human angle: how does it make us feel, why do we behave in this way, how do we decide, how do we change – or don’t? Throughout 30+ years of working with organisations all over the planet I have helped individuals and organisations with maturing their awareness and mastery of their individual and collective emotional abilities; creating more inspiring and sustainable approaches to leadership and team development; and taking responsibility for the future evolution of their organisational cultures.
- Author of "A String of Pearls: Creating a better future from the stories of your past", available on Amazon.
- Written two books on Machine Translation
- Published 100+ research notes on leadership, professional development and organisational culture
- Delivered countless keynotes, presentations and workshops on those topics
Strong Point of View
I believe a completely new approach to leadership and organisational culture is needed to survive and thrive in the Digital Era; this approach has to be fiercely human-centric and inclusive, helping people to connect, share and develop their abilities and best contributions to society.
I believe technology is never a solution but at its best a tool to help humans solve more and more complicated problems, yet at its worst an amplifier of the unsolved problems underneath the symptoms is claiming to cure.
Three Posts I Have Under Construction
- From Performance Management to Performance Support
- The human aspects of (IT) leadership
- How to improve the culture of your team and organisation
Additional Agenda Items For the Next Year
My focus will be on leadership, team dynamics, organisational culture and change. Don't expect me to write about technology, unless it is about the effects it has on the human aspects of work and society.