Be positive about what works today, and optimistic about what you could do better tomorrow.
When people collaborate, they discuss how they want work together. This results in thousands of written and unwritten rules. After a while, these processes start to take the upper hand over the reason for working together in the first place. I think this is odd, because it is the overarching purpose that inspires people to work harder and perform better. I remind people that work together, also called organisations, of what really matters. I use the positivity that this brings to look at the processes again to find out wether they are still serving the overall purpose or could be simplified. Change does not have to be accompanied by agony. Be positive about what works today, and optimistic about what you could do better tomorrow.
Positivity is contagious! As an optimist, I add positivity to change. Great things happen by focusing on what already works wel!
Organisations are all about people. When I look at organisations, I see what people need to work well together.
Changes that are imposed with a big bang rarely succeed. Successful changes require the people to be part of the change. I work with people in organisations to actively change in a practical way.
Steven SelsCEO / Primagaz France
Lisette’s considerable analytical skills, management skills and highly motivational attitude, make her an excellent (project) manager. She communicates easily in an international setting due to her remarkable English and German language skills. During our collaboration at ERIKS, these qualities ensured Lisette greatly contributed to the strategic 3-year plan and operational plan of ERIKS Region Central & Eastern Europe.
Funs EbusManager / Ebus Planten
Lisette guides the complex process of the company succession within our forty-year-old family business. She does this in a very personal and professional way with a clear focus on me as an individual. Theoretical knowledge is effortlessly combined with her business experience and as a result she is able to give me practical tools for the execution.
René HöppenerManagement and co-owner / Peters Rubber & Plastics bv
Creating the HR Strategy of ERIKS Group with Lisette was an inspirational process. She greatly contributed with her intelligence and fast analytical skills. She possesses the scarce capability to be able to advise on a strategic level and to convert strategy into practical plans. Her international experience made the HR Strategy appealing to different nationalities. Her linguistic abilities in English, French, Spanish and German proved essential for implementing the strategy internationally.
Rob van OeneManaging Director / Mifa | Aluminium profiles extrusion
…As a result of experiencing the exercises during the Leadership Weekend, we became aware of the kind of behaviour we display and how some behaviour actually inhibits collaboration instead of stimulating it. In particular the exercise where we had to recreate our collaborative process with thread and rods in the grass, characterised what our way of working together was like at that time…
Daniel DankworthTeamleader Technical Sales / ERIKS Regional Centre Mannheim
It was very enriching for me to work with Lisette. Particularly her likable and positive presence, her quick comprehension and her excellent analytical abilities made a lasting impression. During our collaboration, she defined and implemented many processes at our location. She was able to motivate and excite the employees for the changes.
Loes KeijsersAssociate Professor / Tilburg University
Lisette was my speaker's manager @TEDxVenlo. She was a enormous source of emotional and practical support. What I truly appreciate about Lisette is her warm and caring personality. She knows how to get change started. Her feedback is to the point, but at the same time, everything she does is trust-based and always accompanied by a smile.
Roland RudolfExecutive Manager / ERIKS Hessen, Mannheim, Saarbrücken
Lisette van de Sandt is characterised by a highly analytical working method and structural approach. The resulting considerateness was essential for her success. In addition, I greatly valued her tendency to continuously learn something new and adapt to new circumstances. Through reliability, commitment and motivation she easily convinced, inspired and led the employees.