5 things smart leaders do to empower employees


Great post about trust and empowerment.

Originally posted on Herculean:

We bumped into a nice post on Inc.com from Minda Zetlin. Minda Zetlin is a business technology writer and speaker, co-author of The Geek Gap, and president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

How much does it matter to have engaged, empowered, enthusiastic employees? It can make the difference between success and failure, says Hossein Kash Razzaghi, founder of Fancred, a social network platform for sports fans used by such brands as Mashable and ESPN.

“It’s not about people who are good at what they do, but people I trust,” he says. “I have the vision, but it’s up to them to buy in and become a successful company. Trust comes into play when individual team members believe in that challenge and put their skills to use to meet it.”

Read more…


View original

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hercules Academy

As fans kept on asking to help them improve corporate wellbeing the whole year long, we started looking for solutions. We discovered that the Corporate Wellbeing market is very fragmented with specialists only focussing on certain aspects of wellbeing. Some focus on body, others on mind, some on nutrition and some on social aspects, but nobody on the big picture.

So we decided to create our own holistic approach, based on the experience of true Olympians. Former Olympian Serge Haubourdin joined the club to become managing partner of the Hercules Academy. We tested the approach on a few major fans and on our own team. And it works! Find our brochure here and let me know if you want us to help you reach your Corporate Wellbeing targets for 2015.

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Future, Hercules Academy, Leadership, Motivation, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CEO Mission to NYC

After an amazing trip with CEO’s to Dubai, we do it again! This time to New York. Cost is low, programme is amazing, spots are limited, so don’t wait too long. Hope to see you there! Here’s all the info you need.

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Fun, Hercules Academy, Hercules Trophy, Inspiration, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why You Should Take Your Work Outdoors

Couldn’t agree more with the post of Lisa Evans. At Herculean we take our work outdoors all the time. Try it, it helps. Here’s an extract of her post:

Do you feel stifled by the four walls of your office or cubicle?

There’s a reason for that.

Trapping ourselves indoors has created what health experts call a “nature deficit disorder” — depression or anxiety resulting from too little time spend outside. Getting outdoors can do great things for your health. Reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and improving immune function are among nature’s health benefits. What’s more, incorporating elements of nature into your workday can also give your brain a boost, resulting in increased productivity, focus and creativity.

Read more

Posted in Future, Hercules Academy, Inspiration, Leadership, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspirational mission to Dubai

Hey Belgian CxO’s, need to be inspired in only 4 days?

Together with ex-top tennis player Sabine Appelmans and her coach Serge Haubourdin, we will organise an exclusive inspiration tour of 4 days to Dubai from 19 until 23 March.

Enjoy the desert, be inspired by the vision of Dubai, meet successful entrepreneurs, meditate with our coaches and experience Hercules Trophy in the desert. A truly unique experience you can’t afford to miss!

Places are limited. Download the brochure here.

Posted in Emotions, Entrepreneurship, Future, Hercules Academy, Inspiration, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What a year!

From a business perspective, 2013 was probably one of the toughest years ever for me personaly. I’m not going to elaborate on all the hurdles we took, but we did it and we came out even stronger! I thank the best team in the world and the Herculean fans for supporting me in reaching our goals.

I was pessimistic for 2013 – I’m optimistic for 2014. Our theme for this year: AMBITION!

We are all set for a massive year. The global dream is becoming a reality, the team is ready and focussed and our network of fans is increasing by the minute.

My dreams:

* I hope Belgium, Dubai and New York are set for fabulous editions
* I hope Hercules Trophy can start in one new region – why not Australia or the Baltics or Hong Kong?
* I hope Corporate Wellbeing will become a hot topic in the boardrooms and I’m convinced that the Hercules Academy comes with an offering that is unseen in the market.
* I hope we’ll have a great inspirational mission to Dubai with Belgian Executives


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Farewell Nelson Mandela, may you rest in peace

Farewell Nelson Mandela, may you rest in peace

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment