The first days in New York really shaped the way I consider power & influence today. The preparation literature was a fascinating prelude, but it was mostly the in-class discussion on Keltner & Greene that twisted my beliefs. In the story below, I tried to capture my train of thoughts;

There couldn’t have been a better timing for our lecture on negotiating with Seth Freeman. Right after the US module, I decided to apply for a job at my favorite concert venue. This was the perfect moment to put Seth’s principles into practice:

Preparation is key. Do your homework!
Before going…

During our days with Mark, Susan and Doy, I mostly learned that leaders need to be strong and inspiring communicators to create a culture that fosters creativity .They made clear that it takes a lot to become an authentic leader, but at the same time, they totally convinced me that…

I have to give credit: our hours with Keith Reinhard and Tham Khai Meng completely seduced me to dive into the world of advertising. I have worked with 5 different advertising agencies during the last 5 years, but none of them really blew me away with inspiring work. After the…

With the story of media and technological convergence in mind, it was challenging to discuss the future of work during our second week in Berkeley. It became clear that the new digital ecosystem and its constantly changing pace ask for new ways of leading companies and designing work. How should…

Understanding Communacopia

It literally took me days to form a clear image of Communacopia. The first week in New York was incredibly interesting and touched many aspects of the omnipresent convergence and interdependencies in creative industries. …

To get straight to the point: the US module was my most rich experience ever. From the moment I arrived in Manhattan, it was one chain of unforgettable moments. I built a strong friendship with somebody I hadn’t seen for years. I went to amazing parties in Brooklyn, San Francisco…

To get straight to the point: the US module was my most rich experience ever. From the moment I arrived in Manhattan, it was one chain of unforgettable moments. I built a strong friendship with somebody I hadn’t seen for years. I went to amazing parties in Brooklyn, San Francisco…

Ward Cannaerts

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