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2012: Our opportunity to unveil the Hero within ourselves!

Saturday January 21st, 2012 4 comments

“Strategy is not about guessing the future but preparing for whatever it will be!”. Many of you have heard our friend and partner Nick van Heck claim this. And preparing our organizations, start with preparing ourselves, as leaders and human beings. Many of you know the fascination that the work of Joseph Campbell has on me. Campbell was a university…

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"Adding my own signature to the job!"

Saturday June 18th, 2011 3 comments

My team and I were invited to support The Dow Chemical Company’s LATAM region in implementing a strong initiative blending local reality with strategic direction coming from headquarters. To that effect, Pedro Suarez, the President for the whole zone (covering from Mexico down to Chile and Argentina) and his leadership team had invited their top 300 leaders to engage them…

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"I had no choice…"

Sunday May 1st, 2011 1 comment

Linda Perrat is one of the most amazing coaches I know. I meet her when unusual challenges take place, at personal or professional level in my life and always leave her Parisian office/apartment looking positively at options about the future. Ever since I met her, she strongly refused and corrected me when using: “I don’t have a choice” sentence: One…

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“What the children of Panyee have to tell us about challenging orthodoxies”

Sunday April 10th, 2011 1 comment

I am always proud when hearing one of my partners explaining to a client that his/her background is “atypical” for someone working in our industry… Ben Clayton-Jolly has spent years as an officer in the British Army in the Parachute Regiment… He now runs Inspiring Leadership[1], an organization which, on top of change consultancy also organizes amazing leadership journeys in…

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“What can we learn from Wilhelm Tell’s sons?”

Sunday January 30th, 2011 1 comment

I was born a Belgian (with a Colombian grandmother which explains my hot temper I guess) and became Swiss at the age of 30 (I lived here since I was 2). My heart is “green & yellow” (from my wife’s Brazilian origin). So please do not take the following text as a nationalist outcry. Switzerland has a lot to be…

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"Planning our 2011 Leadership Journey…"

Sunday December 12th, 2010 0 comments

Sergio Chaia is the C.E.O. of Nextel in Brazil which he has profoundly transformed during his tenure. During a lunch in São-Paulo, four months ago, he was challenging me: “We all need to define our Essence! By so doing, we become unique and clearly positioned both in market terms but also in our own personal lives! By finding our Essence,…

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“A true Master does more with less: a powerful lesson from Leonard Bernstein”

Sunday October 24th, 2010 9 comments

I often feel privileged to work for the clients I serve. I am also very fortunate to count on exceptionally gifted partners coming from such different backgrounds as academia, psychology, consultancy, business, military or arts. Nick McRoberts is one of my partners. His original education is in classical music (as a conductor). He still follows regularly master classes and directs…

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