black belt interviewing

Interviewing for new hires is one of the most important activities for leadership. Taking into account if the new hire both fits into the existing culture, as well as brings a new outside-in flavor. Setup for success A great way to really test people is to put them into unexpected situations. Move the interview from…

Build a home

To achieve a high performance culture where employees feel at home, part of a family implement some of these principles of the Inc article; they will create stronger ties between your brand and its human talent. 1. Display your humanity Becoming human-centric rather than profit-centric may involve a shift in thinking and priorities. However, it…

How does culture drive performance?

Summary of the Inc. article (click here for the full article) Why we work determines how well we work. The six main reasons people work are: play, purpose, potential, emotional pressure, economic pressure, and inertia. A high-performing culture maximizes the play, purpose, and potential felt by its people, and minimizes the emotional pressure, economic pressure,…

just words…?

Being concise is a challenge, most professionals aim to write a half A4 page to describe themselves. In a FORTUNE magazine Melinda Gates is described as having great listening skills, “she acknowledges, she nods, she listens”. At RizeClub we believe that being able to describe yourself in a 20 concrete words, as well as listing…

Tom Covens

Motivated young graduate with a strong interest towards the petroleum industry. Eager to discover and apply new techniques to improve the old ones. Strong sense of responsibility with the ambition to achieve the best results possible. Experience in communication & management. Craving for international opportunities.

More Happiness? Invest time in relationships

Research shows 70% of your happiness comes from relationships: The primary components are number of friends, closeness of friends, closeness of family, and relationships with co-workers and neighbors. Together these features explain about 70 percent of personal happiness. – Murray and Peacock 1996 Last year Cal Newport convinced 1600 people to completely change their lives. He asked…