• 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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  • Leaders take a stand!

    Thursday February 9th, 2017 2 comments

    Difficult moment for businesses in the US… Whereas, traditionally they would publicly try to stay away from taking a stand on political issues, some politicians seem determined to draw them in. It almost seems that Disruption will not solely apply to technology and strategy but also to social and political. And, consequently, in one of the biggest US sports events…

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  • When democracy depends on our leadership attitude!

    Saturday January 28th, 2017 0 comments

     “Tyranny is the only alternative to strong, performing autonomous institutions. Tyranny substitutes one absolute boss for the pluralism of competing institutions. It substitutes terror for responsibility. It does indeed do away with the institutions, but only by submerging all of them in the one all-embracing bureaucracy of the apparat. It does produce goods and services, though only fitfully, wastefully, at…

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  • Context Leaders change the rules of the game

    Friday January 20th, 2017 6 comments

    January 1st, whilst everyone home was recovering from their festive night, I came across an interesting clip from Ernesto Sirolli, a strong believer that NGO’s get it wrong because they seek to lead from the front and behave as “Content Leaders” towards those they wish to help. He describes his organization as people who “harness the passion, determination, intelligence, and…

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  • Let us be the true Heroes of 2017!

    Saturday December 31st, 2016 1 comment

    2016 leaves 2017 and ourselves confronted to many challenges, from Aggressions, Bombardments, Crisis, Desertification, Exclusion, Fighting, Guerrilla, Hunger, Isolationism, Job destruction, Kidnappings, child Labour, Malnutrition, Nationalism, Oligarchies, Pollution, Questioning under torture, Racism, Sexism, Terrorism, Unemployment, Violence, War, Xenophobia, Yellow fever to Zika I remain convinced that Women and Men of Goodwill will manage to transform 2017 into a positive year.…

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  • Strong Content Leaders get compliance, not commitment!

    Friday December 16th, 2016 2 comments

    I know I have shown Leonhard Bernstein’s clip twice before on this blog but I would like you to put yourself at the place of a highly gifted and professional musician in an Opera or even better a symphonic orchestra led by him or Ricardo Muti, another glorious and highly competent conductor. Then, make the parallel for work. What if…

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