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So here comes the Depression again… Watch your unconscious reactions!

Saturday September 24th, 2011 2 comments

Is the crisis really back or not? For some, it increasingly seems that Stock Exchanges’ agitation (leave aside ethics and rationale) is cut off from the reality of those who really work and create value. And for others, suffices to study some leading indicators to be entitled to be seriously concerned again… In the recent months, I met with executives…

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“Challenging the orthodoxies of Executive Development”

Sunday June 12th, 2011 2 comments

One of my personal projects is to find partners interested in radically new ways to consider and deliver Executive Education. These could be Business Schools as well as Corporate Academies. I had written a paper about my vision, (http://enablersnetwork.com/user/docs/MBA%20to%20MBL%20September%202009.pdf) which ended up being published in India. However, each time that I engage a dialogue with existing academies, I am disappointed…

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"Leading ourselves to exhaustion!!!"

Sunday May 15th, 2011 0 comments

Is it because everybody agrees, in private, that the fundamental problems of the recent crisis still have to be addressed, that most Boardrooms  resonate with the same sacred word: GROWTH? Is it like a desperate and collective blind attempt to cash in before a tremendous after shock erupts? Whatever the answer to that question, some firms will succeed in disrupting…

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"Yes but we are a B2B company and this B2C stuff doesn’t apply to us!"

Sunday April 17th, 2011 0 comments

How many times have we heard this excuse when working with large businesses entrenched into their orthodoxies? This goes back for me, as far as 1988 when taking my MBA at IMD when some of my friends who had started their career in the industry dismissed marketing and strategic provocations from our tutors… Many B2B businesses have fully taken on…

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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 the Catholic Church can teach us in terms of being disrupted?”

Sunday February 6th, 2011 2 comments

Alan Moore and Gerd Leonhard[1] came up with a great metaphor in terms of illustrating the concept of disruption: The Catholic Church and Gutenberg’s invention… The clip here below summarizes the situation before and after the printing press invention in a short and convincing 4 minutes: The internet is probably the biggest technological revolution since Gutenberg’s printing press. And it…

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“Everybody wants to “Grow”: the biggest blockage is our orthodoxy!”

Sunday October 31st, 2010 4 comments

I don’t breach any confidentiality by sharing that wherever I travel in the world, “Growth” has become the central strategy piece of all organizations I speak to… at the point of wondering if un-grow couldn’t be a really worthy disruptive strategy! So everybody wants to grow? Those who truly will, in a sustainable way, will put energy behind that intention…

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