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RipplesThese 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, and “inspirator”. I’d like to help you make a positive difference in your workplace, and in the world. That’s why I write this blog.

I write about Positive Leadership, Organizational Culture, Organizational Change, New Organizations, Personal Development and reflection.

Positive Power

In addition to the regular leadership articles, the blog category Positive Power is a book that I blog in real-time!
The purpose is to upgrade to positive organizations where both people and performance thrive. Positive organizations are better at change, more innovative, competitive, profitable, and contributing to the world – while people take their personal positive power to their private lives and communities as well.

I’d like to see at least 10,000 positive agents by 2020 to spread positive change in their organizations and beyond. See the first Positive Agents here.

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

Positive Power at Work is a book that I write / blog in real-time. The purpose is to develop positive organizations where both people and performance thrive. Everyone can make a positive difference from any position, without needing permission or resources from others.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 hope you’ll buy annual or lifetime access to the members area. This helps you to make your positive difference increase and me to continue this blog.

But otherwise, I am selling nothing. I’d like to keep this blog ad-free. I dislike advertorials which I find manipulative.
I care about quality content, integrity, transparency and honesty.

If I don’t like a book that I’m reviewing, I won’t recommend it. If I do like that book, I’ll include my affiliate link so I receive a percentage of book sales thanks to this blog.
No huge amounts – but I thought you should know. That’s all!

About

Marcella Bremer


Marcella Bremer

  • I graduated from Rotterdam School of Management and I’m on a permanent personal and professional development journey. I finished courses in NLP, Bodywork, Journalism, Mime and more. My career is as varied as my interests, but it boiled down to learning, reading, writing and consulting in leadership, culture and change.

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

    I also founded OCAI online with Marcel Lamers, which gives access to Cameron & Quinn’s validated Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument, and I consult with organizations around the globe.

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

    I’m married, I have three sons and live in the Netherlands. I love to read literary fiction and nonfiction, I like hiking in nature, traveling, learning, and I love life.

    The current state of the world sometimes saddens me – but mostly, I’m an upbeat 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 my partner 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.

    I’m married, I have three sons and live in the Netherlands. I love music so I started learning how to compose as well. I have finished a classical piece and I’m working on my next. I, too, believe that the world can be a kinder place. We can start the work with ourselves, within our circles of influence.

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