• MBTI Typology and the Disruption Economy (part I)

    Saturday June 18th, 2022 0 comments

    M.B.T.I. (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is one of the World’s most used and researched psychometrics. Invented by Mrs Briggs and her daughter, Mrs Myers, it refers to the typology of one of psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis “geniuses”, the Swiss Medical Doctor and researcher, Carl Jung. It is not and never, ever should be taken for, nor used as an assessment tool.…

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  • Why Bezos, Jobs, Musk or Zuckerberg aren’t Disruptive Leaders

    Thursday June 9th, 2022 1 comment

    Let’s put the record straight before going any further: This article doesn’t aim at criticising any of the above mentioned leaders (leaving aside it would be a total lack of class to talk about one of them, no longer with us). I simply aim at further refining what Disruptive Leaders do and don’t do. Recently reading an article in a…

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  • Of Collective intelligence, Birds, Business Organisations, Disruption Economy, Football & Special Forces

    Wednesday May 11th, 2022 0 comments

    Imagine… Imagine if what you saw here below were to inspire your business… What do these birds have in common with Business organisations, football or even Special Forces? They seek to create an intelligent organisation in order to be able to manage the complex environment which surrounds them. Let’s go back to 1806… In a summary of his book, “The…

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  • Strategy won’t be about guessing the Future, but getting ready for it!

    Friday April 1st, 2022 0 comments

    When a failed comedian (softly slapped -my father was hitting harder!- by the husband of a woman he just disrespected in front of a lobotomized audience) occupies all the news website in the World, one has reasons to be  concerned, about our capacity to analyse what is critical for our Future. But, even with dramatic events such as the Covid…

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  • The lethal transformation of promising start-ups into successful organisations

    Saturday March 12th, 2022 0 comments

    I have the privilege to work both for start-ups and established corporations. The first ones are, usually, very proud of their informal, relational, explorational, intelligence-driven cultures and by the fact that their people are real passionate “warriors” who do not count their hours. They sound far more like “organic communities” than stiff and crippled organisations. Their dream is to succeed,…

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  • A tribute to my Ukrainian and Russian Friends

    Friday March 4th, 2022 0 comments

    “I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell; you see, I have friends in both places.” I always loved this quote of Mark Twain and it sadly resonates these days. My intention is not to jump on the Ukrainian slaughter bandwagon and draw abusive leadership lessons from it (although I have a deep respect for Volodymyr Zelensky, Vitali…

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  • A useful tool to address conflict, dilemmas and coaching

    Saturday February 12th, 2022 0 comments

    Last week’s article on Dilemma Leadership elicited a lot of private mails, asking for support in how to identify and construct the two axis of a dilemma (between which the leader will constantly arbitrate and navigate). A Dutch client showed me a model, attributed to Dutch consultant, Daniel Ofman, and explained to me by a Dutch consultant, Jo Boniszewski, that…

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  • Leading edge organizations identify & address their dilemmas

    Saturday February 5th, 2022 0 comments

    In the “Old Economy”, Problem-Solving methodologies were a must in several business schools. We were taught to: Define clearly the problem Identify its root cause Remove the cause Observe if we had satisfactorily resolved the problem. It worked well, perfectly combined with the “engineering mindset” and the linear thinking of the time. Once solved, a problem was behind our back…

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  • Multitasking does not belong to the Disruption Economy

    Friday January 28th, 2022 2 comments

    I must confess that multitasking (or was it hiding my natural tendency for procrastination?) started early with me… I remember the difficulty I had to focus on doing my afternoon homework, prior to dashing out towards liberation, i.e. the football practice with my schoolmates. As an M.B.T.I. profile, my preference clearly is N (intuitive), P (Perception). Striving on opportunity grabbing,…

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  • Disruptive Leadership in 2022 and beyond

    Friday January 21st, 2022 0 comments

    As per explained in my previous article, it is since 2008/2009 that my interest is focused on the “Disruption Economy” and its impact on Leadership, following a study made with 14 Brazilian C.E.O.s and Fundação Dom Cabral. Early 2020, of course, I was taken completely off-guard when realizing that disruption wasn’t necessarily caused by technology but by a virus, so…

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