• Does your boss also want to “go digital” and expect you to find what this means?

    Sunday July 9th, 2017 0 comments

    It was back in 2008 when 12 Brazilian CEO’s contacted a local business school (Fundação Dom Cabral) which invited me to design a Journey tailored to their needs. They all had an intuition that a tidal wave had launched somewhere and that we didn’t know where, when and how it would hit, but they knew their previous “winning formula” wouldn’t…

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  • Our (very) old friends: Logos, Ethos and Pathos. By Michael Newman

    Friday June 30th, 2017 2 comments

    Regular readers of this blog will be very familiar with Aristotle’s Three Agendas; Intellectual (Logos); Behavioural (Ethos); and Emotional (Pathos). They are a core philosophy of the Enablers Network and are widely used by our clients and many of our partner networks.   We consistently find that the Three Agendas are quickly understood and embraced for their simplicity. People instinctively…

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  • Leading when I don’t know: a new Logos, Ethos and Pathos for Disruption Leaders

    Saturday June 10th, 2017 2 comments

    Unless we are Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos, the chances are that we feel increasingly concerned about leading in a context that we do not fully master nor understand. Who can claim that they have a clear grasp on all new technologies (3D copying, 4.0 Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Digitalization, Epigenetics, Internet of Things, Nanotechnology etc.) and their strategic…

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  • In times of Disruption, challenge your orthodoxies!

    Thursday June 1st, 2017 0 comments

    A famous toy company, the World Class Finnish education system and the winners of the European Rugby Champion’s Cup have in common the ability to identify the ‘Orthodoxies’ in their business and challenge them before it is too late. Someone in the toy company voiced the opinion that to see a little girl enjoyably playing with cars and houses, with…

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  • Intoxicating possibilities By Marvin Faure on Friday May 26th

    Friday May 26th, 2017 4 comments

    What wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility?” (Søren Kierkegaard) This is the third in a series begun by Didier’s post What makes populist leaders successful? We propose an approach for leaders that favours positive emotions and broad engagement to create constructive outcomes. Populist leaders mobilise their followers by tapping into powerful negative emotions (especially…

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  • Only passions, great passions by Marvin Faure

    Friday May 19th, 2017 3 comments

    Didier caught the mood of the moment last week in one of those inspirational blogs to which only he has the secret: What makes populist leaders successful? He suggested that the reason for the rise of people such as Trump, Le Pen, Wilders, Duterte and the success of Brexit is the extraordinary ability of populist leaders to inspire their followers.…

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  • What makes populist leaders successful?

    Friday May 12th, 2017 5 comments

    (Banksy painting)   Regardless if they win (Brexit initiative, President Trump, President Duterte in The Philippines) or not (Marine Le Pen in France or Geert Wilders in the Netherlands), “Populists” leaders (“A person who supports or seeks to appeal to the concerns of ordinary people”, following the Oxford dictionary) are surfing on a successful wave at the moment… Prior to…

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  • It is Mozart we are killing!

    Friday May 5th, 2017 0 comments

    “Each time a child does not meet their full potential, It is Mozart we assassinate! For each and every child who does not become who they could have pretended to be, it is Mozart we have assassinated!” This cry from the heart comes from “Terre des Hommes”, Antoine de St Exupery (“The Little Prince” author) most profoundly humanistic novel… By…

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  • Is the rise and fall of organizations unavoidable?

    Friday April 28th, 2017 1 comment

    “Now starts the most critical moment of our existence!” said the Board member while his people were celebrating their newly awarded World No1 status, “At this very hour somewhere at Headquarters, there must already be people paving our way to Hell with processes and procedures!” Six months later, he had left the company which was sold to a competitor a…

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  • And what if it were “the player’s choice”? by Adrien Plavsic

    Friday April 21st, 2017 0 comments

    Adrien Plavsic is a “monument” in ice hockey. Silver medallist of the Albertville 1992 Olympics with Canada, ex NHL (top US/Canadian league) player, he is now an atypical hockey coach in Switzerland. Here is an original idea of his: What if players could choose their coach? Translate it in: “What if employees could nominate their leaders?” Thank you Adrien for…

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