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"Generation gap in leadership"

Sunday June 26th, 2011 2 comments

Last week’s post has been our most successful to date. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who read and shared it with so many new others! The post created a lot of direct exchanges, as, I guess, most of you hesitate in posting public comments and sharing confidential information. In your private comments, one theme seemed to come back consistently…

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"Adding my own signature to the job!"

Saturday June 18th, 2011 3 comments

My team and I were invited to support The Dow Chemical Company’s LATAM region in implementing a strong initiative blending local reality with strategic direction coming from headquarters. To that effect, Pedro Suarez, the President for the whole zone (covering from Mexico down to Chile and Argentina) and his leadership team had invited their top 300 leaders to engage them…

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“Challenging the orthodoxies of Executive Development”

Sunday June 12th, 2011 2 comments

One of my personal projects is to find partners interested in radically new ways to consider and deliver Executive Education. These could be Business Schools as well as Corporate Academies. I had written a paper about my vision, (http://enablersnetwork.com/user/docs/MBA%20to%20MBL%20September%202009.pdf) which ended up being published in India. However, each time that I engage a dialogue with existing academies, I am disappointed…

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"Why Pathos is crucial in any engagement process"

Sunday June 5th, 2011 0 comments

Antonio Damasio[1] and Joseph Ledoux[2] are two leading neuroscientists. I admit a slight bias in favor of Ledoux who fits well with our Enablers philosophy of hiring bright and atypical individuals: He also heads a rock band, called “The Amygdaloids”[3]. Understanding and simplifying the writings of such advanced thinkers is a real challenge. Christophe Lachnitt, another atypical individual who heads…

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