Ryan Lim
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Ryan Lim's Discussions

Is there enough talent to drive and grow your business?

The question for this week is: Is there enough talent to drive and grow your organisation? What are some practices implemented by your organisation?Given the current labour climate, my recommendation…Continue

Tags: growth, skills, Talent

Started Oct 19, 2012

Research: Pre-school better predictor than university education of our success in life
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Recent research and latest census (infographic) showed early education is a better predictor of one's later success…Continue

Tags: development, brain, learning, Education

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Robben Oct 17, 2012.

DISCOVER The Future of Work

On September 20 2012 at our DISCOVER The Future 2012 event, Silvan Becker presented his view on the Future of Work. His main message was "We are in for a Big Shift and the shift is already happening.…Continue

Tags: work, talent, management, future

Started Oct 5, 2012


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Why are you passionate about connecting people and empowering teams to be courageous and focused when building tomorrow's vibrant workplaces?
We are all social beings by nature. We can achieve so much more (creativity, innovation, results) by connecting and working better together.
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to connecting people and empowering teams to be courageous and focused when building tomorrow's vibrant workplaces?
What is your URL?
Who do you work for? What do you do?
I'm a partner at Mastermind.
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma ...)?
Professional services and European institutions
What is the size of the organisation you work for?
Do you want to add anything? Feel free, any topic.
Enjoy our journey (professionally and personally) if we take some time to reflect and know what we want.

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How to avoid groupthink

Here is a 90-second video of an academic, Adam Grant, speaking about how to avoid groupthink, by McKinsey.

From the Youtube site, "Groupthink is probably the biggest problem I hear leaders complain about. It’s the barrier to innovation. It leads to all kinds of bad decisions. It gets in the way of change. Every leader I work with wants to know, 'How do I get diversity of thought?' What most of them do is they assign a devil's advocate. They say, 'Look, if we have a majority…


Posted on March 20, 2018 at 10:44

What is passion?

In this article, you find a fantastic summary about what exactly is passion.

The author, Caroline Beaton, work with millenials, but I am sure her article is also relevant for non-millenials, like us. ;-)

Firstly, passion does not equal to (life) purpose. Purpose is extrinsically driven (seeking connections or with larger purpose in life), whereas passion is intrinsically driven (what I value, love or get energy from).

Secondly, passion is shorter term oriented. It…


Posted on September 4, 2016 at 12:30

Burnout caused by mismatch between unconscious needs and job demands

New research shows burnout is caused by mismatch between unconscious needs or implicit motives and the opportunities and demands/expectations at the workplace. The costs due to burnout and related stress to the EU companies are estimated to be EUR 272 billion!

Researchers from Universities of Zurich and Leipzig show that the unconscious needs play an important role in the development of burnout. These unconscious needs can be uncovered with the use of DISCOVER Motivators, among…


Posted on August 15, 2016 at 12:54 — 1 Comment

3 tips to go beyond your comfort zone

As DISCOVER Professionals, we all know that our DISCOVER Behaviour scores give us an indication whether we are working within:

  1. Our comfort zone,
  2. Our stretch zone, or
  3. Our stress zone.

How flexible and determined are we to move effortlessly from one zone to another depends on our passion and our talents.

In this blog, you will read about 3 quick tips that can prepare you when you get out of your comfort zone, to learn something new and…


Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:30

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At 17:52 on May 1, 2015,
Ed Grubben

Dag Ryan,

Dank voor je persoonlijke aandacht en plezierige begeleiding bij het eigen maken van de DISC-methodiek.

Hartelijke groet,


At 11:30 on May 28, 2013,
Marcel Harteveld

Thanks for your invitation. It was a pleasur in the training.

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