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“When Business, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology meet”

Friday June 8th, 2012 0 comments

What do US contemporary business writer, Patrick Lencioni, XXIst century most famous neuroscientist, Portuguese Professor Antonio Damasio, Ancient Greece philosopher Aristotle, and Chilean born psychologist and mathematician Marcial Losada have in common, apart from the fact that we often quote them in our work? Lencioni came up with the observation (see article on our blog) that teams that were focused…

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Social Constructionism and the power of engagement (by Marvin Faure)

Saturday May 5th, 2012 0 comments

I’d like to take the opportunity to build on Michael’s post “The US 7th Cavalry and the Quantum Zeno Effect” and introduce explicitly an idea that has been hinted at a few times here without ever being directly addressed. Michael’s main point was that, very often, top management unwittingly undermines employee engagement by an inappropriate choice of words, by being…

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“By 2014 Generation Y will have grown to represent 50% of the global workforce!”

Saturday May 7th, 2011 2 comments

Type “2014 Generation Workplace” on Google and various reports and articles will appear about the fact that, in 2014, the Millennium Generation will represent around 50% of the workforce in the World. And soon after, the “Digital Natives” (also called “Z” or “C” for connected Generation) will enter the marketplace… My partners and I ended up choosing a young and…

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“Walking the thin line of Authenticity!”

Sunday January 9th, 2011 6 comments

When I recently showed, as an example of connected leadership, the moving video of Leonhard Bernstein conducting his orchestra[1], two participants objected, on the ground that the famous master Karajan’s style was, to say the least, far more directive, and that it hadn’t prevented him from being considered the best. Knowing of the Austrian Master’s reputation, I was taken a…

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