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Suyin’s Friday Thoughts

Every Friday before diving into the weekend I share my thoughts in my weekly blog (in English). Things that touched me, stuff I learned, people I met, challenges I faced, opportunities I see, dreams I try to put in words.

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Active listing is an undervalued skill — and it’s more than just good manners. Focusing your full attention on the conversation can create a more pleasant, productive experience for everyone involved. I also believe that in every conversation the right questions are that important, that is why I challenge myself as an interviewer, a moderator, a public […]

Sep 22 2023
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Most of the time when I write things it is within a certain given context and mostly also with a deadline given by the customer. My blog is a weekly personal text without any context, not even a real deadline, what would happen when I would not post?  When there is no context, no framing, […]

Sep 15 2023
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I honestly think the word mediocracy sounds nice.  Funny how some words sound nice but the meaning is more pejorative than the sound of the word. I remember feeling mediocre before, as I was quite good at different things being young, so I believed I was probably mediocre. It is not because you have a […]

Sep 8 2023
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Improvising is better with a plan

Making a plan is more than throwing some tasks on a list and calling it a day. You need to understand your bigger picture. It is not only about planning the work but more important is getting the work done with an exquisite quality in mind. But what is the quality you want? I always […]

Sep 1 2023
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I was listening to an interview at the end of June from Simon Sinek with Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia. I liked what the co-founder of the Encyclopedia was sharing about how information was power, about trust, fake news, the danger of social media and more. So I thought maybe I need to make a Wikipedia […]

Aug 25 2023
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Fake it till you make it, should have some limits, especially in these times of social media, where it is so easy to fool people with a fake life. Curiosity however should not have limits in my opinion. I have always been the curious kind and I try not to go look for confirmation on […]

Aug 18 2023
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Higher, faster, longer, stronger

I am training to run the half marathon in Amsterdam in October after some crazy, stupid and hateful injuries the past years. I cannot believe it was already 2 years ago that I was training like crazy for Roc du Maroc but broke my hand with a spectacular bicycle fall.I am not a pussy, I […]

Aug 11 2023
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Intuition & Agility

As a trained project manager,  I very often think in projects : what is the scope, what is the timing, what about the costs, what is the desired quality, what about the risks and very important what human resources work on the project and how do we communicate with one another. Do we need to […]

Aug 4 2023
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