I am from Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
My curiosity, as well as my wide experience and expertise make me a ‘Generalist’. I have just finished a draft for a book: “Why Leaders Need Generalists”.
Previously I was Director Global IT Operations, COO, European Business Development Manager and Corporate Product Manager for KLM and Digital Equipment.
Innovation has been the common denominator for most of my work, with more than 30 years of hands-on experience and an ability to develop human capital to drive service excellence.
Now I run my own innovation boutique, The ProPer way, with these focus areas:
My signature approach is characterized by ‘Holisticness’ (what does it mean to us) and ‘Personalness’ (what does it mean to me).
For many years, I am also very involved in sustainability, both as a global service for the Brahma Kumaris as well as coordinating the ‘citizen’-led’ sustainability initiatives in Amersfoort.
Currently I am introducing peer Learning Circles. Here is a link to my latest article about my passion for learning and an overview of the Circles - https://medium.com/@arnoldbeekes/like-most-stories-it-is-a-true-story-about-the-ups-and-downs-of-my-relationship-with-learning-why-a1d842267ac0
I do hope to meet you soon!
France also announced 10 days ago that they want to move to this #generalism approach in 2016. http://bit.ly/1LRLbKo
"PPE for "interdisciplinary practices teachings"
This acronym refers to the working time scheduled for 5th, 4th and 3rd, favoring project-based teaching, small groups and interdisciplinarity. Objective: to enable college students to understand the meaning of their learning by contextualizing them, crossing the concretizing ... Teachers need to be in control, designing modules based on the strengths and weaknesses of their students It is the wish of the department. sure that the teaching profession is in demand of educational freedom."
The French governement and this article haven't shared yet how teachers will be coached for becoming generalists.
#ExplorerCircles at school?
"There are other changes too, not least to the traditional format that sees rows of pupils sitting passively in front of their teacher, listening to lessons or waiting to be questioned. Instead there will be a more collaborative approach, with pupils working in smaller groups to solve problems while improving their communication skills."
- The ProPer WayChief Symphony Officer, present
- KLM; DEC; Bureau de Vries
My Purpose in life is to : Share my creative visions, easily achieve and facilitate sustainable results, be connected with my inner rhythm and the universe, while globally building bridges for others.
The ProPer Way:
* Reinventing companies & cities, for good living & working, for all *
I love to learn about new concepts, researches and surveys. The concepts are mostly related to the new way of working, new technologies, building people-powered cultures, new business models, and the necessary changes to get there from today's environment.
- Talent Developer
I easily sense the hidden potenial in others and love to trigger them. I help people grow, professionally as well as personally
I quickly see new trends and connections. Based upon these findings I like to give new directions.The strategic theme enables me to sort through the clutter and find the best route.
- Change Agent
I love to set up and initiate new services, departments, and businesses from scratch. And once they are up and running I hand them over and I get started with something new again.
I like to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.
Honesty, Purity, Freedom, Easiness, Service
- Erasmus UniversityMA Law
- Success Unlimited NetworkSuccess Coach