Author Archive | Bas De Baar

The Word ‘Coaching’.

“You could call yourself a coach, you know. It would make things so much easier.” The thing is… I have this weird association with the word. Real coaches use words like energy, space, connection, awakening, woo, wooo … And becoming a coach after you’re forty? It’s such a cliché. “You do use those words. Just […]

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How to let go of control. Maybe.

We think we’re talking about a key for a better, happier humanity as a whole: recognizing that the fluid movement necessary in transitions is the structure we seek. It’s not the solid walls, the monuments, the groups and ideas etched in stone that we were taught would keep us safe. And after another couple of […]

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Change Is Coming. A Travel Guide for Transitions.

I am very excited because we just finished the editing process of our new book! A Travel Guide for Transitions: Because Freaking Out About This by Myself Totally Sucks by Lori Kane and Bas de Baar What happens when so-called experts on transitions are facing major life transitions themselves? It may not be what you […]

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Transition Support Systems. And Wile E Coyote.

“So. Someone called you the Wile E Coyote of transitions. You’ve come a long way from writing about working in global and virtual projects to being compared to a cartoon character that straps itself to rockets to catch a bird. Respect. Really. Great job.” It’s all the same, Darwin.* [*Yes, I have conversations with my […]

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Free ebook: The Context Machine: Leading CloudWorkers

In the summer of 2010 I wrote a series of posts on this blog called The Context Machine that was my attempt to answer the following riddle… “If you are a Project Manager that operates for a short period of time in a foreign organization, with a global team you don’t know, in a domain […]

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