• 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 2 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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  • The emergence of the Disruptive Leader

    Saturday April 1st, 2017 2 comments

    Eight years ago, when I was referring to the “Disruption Economy”, most of the audience hadn’t heard about it, some were sceptical and the rest was listening with polite interest. In September 2016, when speaking in São-Paulo to an audience of 500 CEO’s, I asked if anyone needed an explanation about the Disruption Economy and who was sceptical about it…

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  • Why I focus my attention on the bench…

    Thursday March 16th, 2017 4 comments

    Back in 1998, French football coach, Aimé Jacquet, explained that the worse moment of his career consisted in explaining to Eric Cantona who had just been nominated player of the year in England (I hope you seize the historical meaning here: English people elected a French as its most valuable player of the year!) and who had always loyally supported…

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  • “Rethinking Infidelity”: test you inclusion skills, as a leader!

    Friday March 10th, 2017 0 comments

    I am still puzzled as to why TED proposed me to watch the following intervention of a Belgian born, New-York based psychotherapist, Esther Perel… The title of her intervention sounded provocative: “Rethinking infidelity!” I had a few minutes to spare and chose to watch. My doubts and rather neutral attitude gradually faded. I liked the tone of her voice, the…

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  • A tale of two CEO’s and their unusual relationship to elevators

    Friday February 24th, 2017 4 comments

    The title of this new post may have you thinking of this clip which has been around for a while, but it is totally UNRELATED! But just for the fun… Now, more seriously, the tale relates to two organizations and how their leaders used the elevator in a totally different manner. One could almost say that the relationship of the…

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  • Three lessons in team dynamics that business could teach sports

    Friday February 17th, 2017 8 comments

    Since the end of 2016, I have had the chance to be invited to support teams or players both in Ice-Hockey and Football. Three months into this part-time activity, I realize that there are at least three things successful Business Leaders can bring to Sport Coaches. It should be of interest to those who seek to create a culture that…

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