Book webinar 'The Fast Track'

Book webinar 'The Fast Track'

25 March 2022
Gerrit Sarens
Gerrit Sarens
  • Join us on the 3rd of May from 12.00 until 13.30 for an interesting book webinar with David van der Laan, author of the book 'The Fast Track'.

    How to quickly get recognized as a crucial contributor and accelerate your career?

    📣 Do you feel like your time at work is wasted?

    📣 Highly specific and directly applicable recommendations for young starters and people looking to continue their career progression without unnecessary delays.

    📣 A book filled with rather explicit stances, more black/white than grey.

    📣 For anyone who wants to make the most of the time they spend at work, who wants to have an impact on colleagues and customers, who wants to be seen as a key contributor and valuable team member, who wants to rapidly move up and get trust and responsibility from those around him/her.

    - As usual, 10 participants can win a free copy of the book!

    - The webinar will be in English.

    - Register here

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • not or inadequately trained in this role


    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling


    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more


    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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