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Relationships are pathways to the intelligence of the system

Saturday November 28th, 2015 0 comments

For years, I have been looking for a client that would be brave enough to organize, in the context of one of their convention or seminar, a blind dinner in restaurant such as “Dans le Noir”in Paris, or “Blind Kuh” in Zurich. The purpose of taking your whole team there, would be to sit people who do not know each…

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The view of a CEO on the VW scandal

Friday November 20th, 2015 4 comments

Looking back at last week’s post, it becomes clear that when fear and power distance replace trust and collaboration, a whole culture will dangerously shift from creative and performant to risk averse and compliance driven, from honest, challenging and transparent to deception and lies loaded. A lot has already been published on the VW scandal but a recent column written…

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“In the routine performance of their duties as leaders and commanders, U.S. Army officers lie”

Friday November 13th, 2015 2 comments

On February 27th, CNN commented a recent publication by the War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, commissioned by exiting Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. Following the research, conducted by Leonard Wong, a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute and retired Army officer, and behavioral sciences Professor Stephen Gerras, who held company and battalion command roles during his 25 years in…

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