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"The eight misconceptions about engagement"

Sunday June 27th, 2010 3 comments

What pushed Steve Balmer, Microsoft’s C.E.O. to seek to motivate his people in such a way that gained him instantaneous reputation on the web… Today, type “Dance monkey boy” on Google and the following clip appears:   The intention probably was to galvanize the troops, show a new leadership style was emerging (Balmer had just been elected C.E.O.) and show…

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“Insights, one week into South Africa’s World Cup”

Sunday June 20th, 2010 7 comments

M.K. Gandhi used to say that “The only authentic religion is the universal fraternity amongst people”. I guess, if he were reincarnated today in South Africa, he may have added: “And these days football is the only thing which seems to connect people from the five continents, from all religions and beliefs for a too short month, every four years…”…

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“Going down, all the Saints are helpful”

Sunday June 13th, 2010 0 comments

“Para descer, todo Santo ajuda” (to go down all the Saints are helpful) say the pragmatic people of the Brazilian state of Bahia (where my wonderful wife comes from). A recent event brought this old saying back to the surface: the Fundação Dom Cabral ( for whom I design and deliver tailored programs a week/month in Brazil, has just announced…

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“Man is limited not so much by his tools but by his vision”

Sunday June 6th, 2010 2 comments

I love this quote from Richard Pascale and am sometimes sadly reminded of it when my partners and I or even a respected client are unable to  break the boundaries from our self-created, self-limiting “mental prisons”. It is so exasperating when we find ourselves turning in circles (Marcial Losada’s fixed attractor?), drifting into projecting more of the past into the…

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