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“Leadership” is a VERB!

Saturday October 27th, 2012 3 comments

This week, we offer you a different perspective from our Canadian partner of  The Leadership Group. Pierre Gauthier is one of its lead partners and wrote upon leadership. When I was coaching senior executives overseas this Spring, I learned a great deal about myself, about cultural differences, and about leadership in general. I also had the opportunity to work with…

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“The Power of Stories”

Friday October 19th, 2012 7 comments

Some times ago, our São-Paulo office head and partner, Gabriela Jardim, asked me to check a video from a lady called Chimamanda Adichie. It was about the Power of Stories. It took me a while to finally watch the video in my huge pile of articles to read and, increasingly, clips to watch and… The best thing I can do,…

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“The games people play in Boardrooms”

Friday October 12th, 2012 5 comments

Individual coaching is very useful when practiced by a (rare) bunch of truly prepared people. However, the reticence I/we have when invited to coach a single individual, in isolation of their team, is how will we send a hopefully changed person to an unchanged environment? In a recent post, I had explained that the most frequent cause of the relapse…

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“The Ecosystems strategies and their implications ”

Friday October 5th, 2012 1 comment

Synchronicity: I met some weeks ago in Rio, a friend who is the program director for one of France’s Business School’s Executive MBAs. The highlight of their Brazilian tour had been to challenge participants in the field of strategy and move them from egocentric strategies to ecosystems ones. I then boarded a flight after having run a morning session with…

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