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Show mercy for narcissistic leaders and learn how to deal with them

Saturday March 28th, 2015 2 comments

By coincidence or synchronicity, I have been confronted recently to these complaints from some of our clients: “I was misled. I was hired for this job, on the basis of rocking the boat and shaking the hierarchy. But when I do I get punished.” “The Board started this whole process of business rejuvenation but when our team came with strong…

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The lesson from “the ugliest woman in the world” for business leaders

Thursday March 19th, 2015 4 comments

When Lizzie Velasquez, “visually impaired” as they say and aged 17, saw on Youtube, the title “The World’s Ugliest Woman“, she soon realized that the clip was featuring… her! I let you imagine the profound shock this young adolescent felt when, amongst the thousands of comments, she read incredibly pathetic quotes such as “Why would her parents keep her?!” or…

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From Directors to Connectors

Friday March 13th, 2015 3 comments

When asked about one of the main characteristics that leaders will need to have in the Disruption Economy, Gerd Leonhard, likes to answer: “They should evolve from directors to connectors”. Business focused or socially connected? When organizations go through rough seas, it is wise that their leaders demand from their people that they focus on tasks that will help the…

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How can I authentically talk about myself in a professional context?

Friday March 6th, 2015 6 comments

We have been invited with our partners of StratX, to run an ambitious development program for the top 500 of a large multinational. StratX are specialized in developing Strategic Marketing skills by their clients. One of their simulations is used by 90 of the top 100 MBA’s in the world. When we join them in a program, we observe the…

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