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These leadership articles are for you – whether you’re a leader, a consultant, a change maker, a professional, a coach or any other human being. What matters is whether you want to make a positive difference.

I am Marcella Bremer, an author, culture change consultant. I am ranked #6 in the Global Guru list for organizational culture. I work with leaders, middle managers, supervisors, HR professionals, OD consultants, and employees to develop a positive culture at work. With Marcel Lamers, I founded OCAI online (culture assessment online) and the online Positive Culture Academy and this Leadership & Change Magazine blog. My books are “Organizational Culture Change” and “Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive”. (Available on Amazon).

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The Positive Leadership & Change Blog publishes about these six topics:

Positive Power at Work

Positive Power at Work is about developing positive organizations where both people and performance thrive. Everyone can make a positive difference from any position, without needing permission or resources from others.

Leadership

Articles about leadership: how to lead others, and the organization? Theory and tools. Experiences. Book reviews. Interviews. Coverage of seminars about leadership. With an emphasis on Positive Leadership (based on Positive Psychology): encouraging abundance, positive deviance, and opportunities while staying realistic.

Change

Articles about positive change in the workplace, and the world. How to guide successful change? Theory and tools. Experiences. Book reviews. Interviews. Coverage of seminars about change and organization development. With an emphasis on holistic change: including the whole system and allowing for unexpected, positive emergence.

Organizational Culture

Articles about organizational culture, collaboration in teams, organizations and cross-cultural collaboration. Theory and tools. Cases and experiences from role-model organizations. Book reviews. Interviews. Coverage of seminars about culture and collaboration. With an emphasis on positive Organizational cultures that foster openness, trust and kindness to boost innovation, agility, collaboration and thus results.

Organization

Articles about new ways of organizing that match the 21st-century circumstances and mindset. Theory and tools. Cases and experiences, and role-model organizations. Book reviews. Interviews. Coverage of seminars about new structures. With an emphasis on New structures of organizing and collaborating that dare to go beyond top-down command & control and that liberate the collective intelligence and energy!

Reflection

Reflective articles to wonder and ponder, and articles about Personal Development.
Theory and tools. Cases and experiences. Book reviews. Interviews. Coverage of seminars on personal development. Includes topics like motivation, health, time management, authenticity, leading self, skills to lead others, mindsets, mindfulness, kindness, prioritizing, and more.
Reflection on: How can we be our best selves at work and truly contribute? Can we be critics and creators at the same time? What does a positive mindset entail? How can the philosophers support us? How to stop judging and join people? Why are you doing the work you do? Does it make any difference…?

My integrity: How I make money

I am here to inspire and help you. I am selling nothing – I earn my living with culture consulting and the online Positive Culture Academy.
I care about quality content, integrity, transparency and honesty.

Marcella Bremer

Marcella Bremer

I graduated from Rotterdam School of Management. My career is as varied as my interests, but it comes down to learning, reading, writing and consulting on leadership, culture and change.

I founded Leadership & Change Magazine with Marcel Lamers – now transformed into this free Blog.

I founded OCAI online with  Cameron & Quinn’s validated Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument, and I consult with organizations around the globe.

I founded the online Positive Culture Academy with a curriculum that helps you apply positive leadership practices at work.

I published several books: “Organizational Culture Change: Unleash your Organization’s Potential in Circles of 10” and the Positive Leadership, Culture & Change Collections.

Last but not least is: Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive.

The current state of the world sometimes saddens me – but I’m an optimistic person who likes to make positive change work. Every one of us can create positive ripples that influence our circles of influence. Together, we can amplify our positive difference.

Marcel Lamers

Marcel Lamers

I graduated in Environmental Studies and, after that, in Biology at Utrecht University. During my research for theoretical biology I learned how to code so my career turned in the direction of writing code, designing systems, and websites.

I am interested in a broad field of topics so I also finished courses in NLP and Bodywork before founding a training & coaching company.

Next, I founded OCAI Online with Marcella Bremer. I’m responsible for the back end and a smooth technical flow of this online system that offers the OCAI in several languages to the world.

I also founded Leadership & Change Magazine with Marcella – now transformed into this free Blog. I’m the person who makes things work, and who likes to solve problems.

Last but not least, I’m the co-founder of the online Positive Culture Academy.

Let’s develop more positive organizations!

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