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Leading in Covid-19 days: How can I fly like an Eagle, when I am surrounded by turkeys?

Friday March 27th, 2020 0 comments

Stanley McChrystal is a former Army general whose unusual leadership style earned him several victories in the war against unconventional opponents such as the Taliban in Afghanistan. In an excellent NYT article, he drew a comparison between battling unpredictable insurgents and winning our war against Covid-19. General McChrystal’s advice to leaders in chaotic times is to: Be visible and present…

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“If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs and blame it on you” (R. Kipling) or “Leading even when we don’t know: How should we react to Corona-Hysteria?”

Saturday March 14th, 2020 2 comments

I love those words of Rudyard Kipling in his famous poem “If”. One of my very good friends and partners in crime, sent me this fascinating view that some government seems to hold as how to plan their response to Covid-19: The actual situation reminds me of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin model helping to understand how our leadership attitude should change…

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“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.”(Richard Branson)

Sunday March 8th, 2020 2 comments

I recently had dinner with a friend, CHRO in a large multinational. A strong idealist, considering his mission to be to develop and prepare their employees for the shock of the Disruption Economy, he was surprisingly annoyed. “Didier, how do you create an HR Community with people who are so different? Some are idealists, putting themselves at risk for the…

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