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Procedures aren’t the Purpose: the end of the pyramidal organization

Friday May 31st, 2013 1 comment

Recently, my attention got caught by an article inviting to “meet the entrepreneur working to challenge Nokia, Blackberry and Samsung in Africa” in Forbes magazine. I read it since I am interested by what is happening on the business development front in Africa and what it means in terms of “Disruptive Potential” and learning. A part of the interview really…

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“Strategy prevents them from thinking!”

Friday May 24th, 2013 1 comment

This is the cry from the heart, our strategy specialist, Nick van Heck from Executive Learning Partnership, said to a client who was complaining about his people, following the script instead of behaving as real entrepreneurs. In the old days, when strategy was anchored in the long term, leaders surely expected their people to implement and follow it by the…

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The Midlife Crisis of Organizations

Saturday May 18th, 2013 2 comments

  I recently read an excellent book on the “Midlife Crisis” which I warmly recommend. I was relieved to see confirmed that this critical moment of our lives, poorly understood and commented by so many, does not necessarily mean that one suddenly buys a Harley-Davidson and dates a man/woman 20 or 30 years younger… Instead, its author, Murray Stein, describes…

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The Power of a Deep Intent

Wednesday May 15th, 2013 6 comments

Derek Anthony Redmond was a British athlete, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres relay.  As for all other athletes, winning the Olympic title was the dream of a life time and Derek had worked harder than anyone else to ensure that positive outcome in Spain. And indeed, he…

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The Crossing of the Threshold

Friday May 10th, 2013 6 comments

One of the critical points in Joseph Campbell’s seminal work (the Universal Myth, the Hero’s Journey) is the “Crossing of the Threshold”… It is probably one of the most painful and difficult steps to take… The Hero has come to where he is, thanks to the skills he has patiently developed through life, by falling and getting back on his…

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Stop creating addicts!

Friday May 3rd, 2013 4 comments

Here is a recent post from our Canadian friends of The Leadership Group. Trevor and Dale Stevenson have been working for years at bringing neurosciences in the world of leadership and business. Here is what they have to say: Take this quick test. What is the immediate answer that your brain provides? “A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in…

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