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10 Tips to Avoid Burnout

Full-time MBA participants Valerie De Clerck and Kaushlendra Trivedi share their stress-busting takeaways from the second Wisdom Principles activity series organised by Vlerick alumni that might just help you work, play and sleep a little better. 

“Take the Lead will help you tackle disruption before it tackles you.”

“The Tomorrowland of academic learning programmes”, is how Frederik Delaplace (CEO of Mediafin) described Take the Lead. And judging by the participants’ reactions – “Greatly inspiring”, “I’m looking forward to it”, “I am ready to get started right away” – the programme began in suitable manner. What was presented to the public? A spectacular digital success story from Belgian soil, a leadership analysis of Facebook's recent change of direction, a lively panel debate and above all: plenty of encouragement to grab the digital bull by the horns.

“Increasing professionalism for yourself, but also for your organisation”

For the past 18 years, Elke Bossaert has been a manager at Mobiel21, a centre for knowledge development, education and behavioural influence in the field of sustainable and safe mobility. With the support of a social profit grant, Elke took the Executive Development Programme at Vlerick.

“Without a grant, I could never have participated in this programme”

Angelo Meuleman is a project director at Taxistop. Under the motto ‘do more with less’, this non-profit organisation develops services which promote a more efficient use of personal items such as cars or houses. With the support of a social profit grant, Angelo took the Executive Development Programme at Vlerick.

Filip Buyse and Esther Jacobs (Maat-ontwerpers) about SME Challenge: “IT FELT MORE LIKE ENTERING A PROCESS THAN A SERIES OF LESSONS”

Things are going well for the Ghent design and consultancy firm Maat-ontwerpers. The firm got off to a flying start. And in 2017, partner Peter Vanden Abeele was appointed city architect for Ghent. A turning point. Which direction did they want to take the company in? How could they become more professional? To face these challenges, Filip Buyse and Esther Jacobs decided that two of them would follow the SME Challenge programmeat Vlerick. The changes they are going through are now giving them renewed energy.

“If all I had to do now was look after patients, I wouldn't be a happy doctor.”

Paediatrician and paediatric nephrologist An Bael was born and raised in Ghent. However, she found love and her job in Antwerp. After a somewhat unusual career to date, she opted for the Management for Hospital Professionals programme at Vlerick. Her goal as head of department was to gain more insight into the complexity of a hospital environment and the organisation of her own department.

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