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The added value of experience

Experience and accumulated expertise are globally recognised as important components for fulfilling a role in a professional manner. It’s the goal of universities, business schools and others to not only to prepare people for the labour market, but also to guide them in the further development of their career....

What Net Zero means for Corporate Governance

Nowadays, Net Zero is a hot topic that keeps corporations busy. But why does it matter so much in terms of corporate governance? Which impact does the increased importance have? Which skills do leaders need to cope with the new and complex reality? Valpeo /...

Opinion • When our society gives a platform to toxic leaders

The battle between world leaders is being fought on a razor's edge. The polls point in two directions and every self-respecting individual looks with great bewilderment at the persistence with which Putin expresses the caricature he has become of himself. Valpeo / Insights / Leadership...

The importance of personal values in preventing burnout

The Riziv in Belgium has calculated that in 2019 the government will have paid out more than 1.5 billion euros in benefits for long-term incapacity for work due to depression or burnout. Burnout is a growing problem in many European countries. And although our governments, company managers and also...

The art of professional recruitment

'Don't hire the people you like, hire the people who best fit the context,' is the motto of Patricia Oeyen, Partner at VALPEO. She makes an ardent plea for the professionalization and guidance of recruiters. Valpeo / Insights / Valuing People Your Content Goes...

How Sappi is transforming its high potentials into agile leaders

Accord Group, the Belgium subsidiary of Valpeo, recently helped global renewable resource company Sappi to screen its high potentials alongside the development of a Global Leadership Programme. Why did Sappi choose Valpeo’s unique methodology and what was the outcome? Valpeo / Insights / Leadership ...

Finding the ultimate CEO is the biggest challenge for companies

The ‘ease of choice’ in vacancies for top executives is greater than ever. ‘The focus of the headhunter has shifted from detecting candidates to selecting those who are best able to manage complexity within an ever-changing, dynamic work environment,’ says Frank De Mey, partner at Valpeo. ...

‘It’s an illusion that you can just pick a company culture’

In many organizations, there has been a greater awareness of culture in recent years, but cultural transformations are often laborious, finds Catherine Maertens, partner at leadership advisory organization VALPEO. 'Attention to culture and diversity must include understanding and valuing cultural diversity.' Valpeo / Insights /...

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