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Your “strategy” bears the seeds of defeat. Create a “new sense of self”!

Friday February 27th, 2015 0 comments

My duty, when coaching, isn’t so much about teaching leaders new skills. It is to help them identify barriers (that they had once appropriately erected) or understand the self-inflicted “coping strategies” (that once were useful), which have now become unconscious burdens. As Campbell’s Hero’s Journey suggests, one of the most painful challenges for a “leader of their own life” is…

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It is collusion that kills our organizations!

Thursday February 12th, 2015 5 comments

“What do President Obama, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, former CEO of Nokia all have in common? All three had ambitious and laudable strategies (universal healthcare for the U.S.A., dominating the world software industry and dominating the mobile phone industry respectively), yet all three had serious difficulties in executing their strategies successfully.” This is how Insead Associate…

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Complication kills productivity and engagement

Friday February 6th, 2015 2 comments

NO! I did not fall in love with B.C.G. (Boston Consulting Group), BUT I must admit that, for the second time in a few weeks, a B.C.G. partner makes a TED-X speech that I find worth sharing with you! (brought to my attention by Jean-Pierre Fonta, heading a consultancy specialized in marketing/go to market for pharma industry) Yves Morieux is…

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