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“When my Nemesis becomes my Ally”

Friday May 25th, 2012 0 comments

Wikipedia describes the Nemesis as “the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the Gods). The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge.” When we work with the concept of Campbell’s Hero’s Journey (as per taught by David Pearl), we encourage people to engage with their Nemesis at a constructive…

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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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“We’re Number one: What could we possibly learn from you?” by Michael Newman

Saturday October 8th, 2011 0 comments

Our success comes from being smart; yours is simply due to luck. We benefit from our carefully crafted strategies; you just happened to be in the right place at the right time. We are confident; you are arrogant…. Dismissing the opposition is a comforting pastime, but becomes a real danger if they are hungrier than us.  In the Enablers Network,…

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“The Leap of Faith”

Saturday September 10th, 2011 0 comments

I wonder how the officers in the US Army in Afghanistan felt when presented this bright slide, issued by bright consultants, seeking to present them with the complexity that they were faced with in the occupied country… One of the officers present to the slide show is reported to have said: “Once we understand a slide like this one, then…

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Fear of loosing or fear of winning?

Sunday February 13th, 2011 4 comments

Sports coaches know it: the fear of loosing is a powerful stressor for athletes and they do their best to keep them out of it. In an earlier post, as well as in our book[1], I commented on the picture below (inspired from the works of  Daniel Goleman, Henri Laborit or Paul McLean): In short, it suggests that when a…

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