Get the true leadership stories & make your first steps on the golf court

Get the true leadership stories & make your first steps on the golf court

03 June 2022
Gerrit Sarens
Gerrit Sarens
  • Interested to test whether golf could be your cup of tea?

    Ambits and Brabantse Golf join forces and organize a unique inspire & learn event on the 14th of July.

  • Brabantse Golf
  • The inspirational part

  • At 4 PM, we kick off with a talk by Ambits founder Gerrit Sarens.

    Two years of mentoring over 100 leaders in more than 40 Belgian companies,
    Ambits has true leadership stories to share.

    Not the stories you read in the leadership books, but the real-life, unfiltered truth behind a lot of company facades.

    What are the top five leadership struggles you see in every company?
    Why is leadership so damn difficult?
    What are the typical symptoms of leadership failures?

  • The playing part

  • At 5 PM, we move to the golf court for a 2h golf initiation with a golf pro.
    Learn the basics of golf
    Do your first swings
    Enjoy the relaxing effect of the wide green golf court.

    After two hours of practicing, we invite you for a drink and a small snack in the clubhouse. The ideal moment to network with your new golf buddies.

  • Practicalities

  • Where? Brabantse Golf, Steenwagenstraat 11, 1820 Steenokkerzeel
    The number of places is limited.

    Register via this form.

    If you cannot attend, may we ask you to inform us at least 48h beforehand?

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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