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A last thought for the Summer/Winter break : Is there a fourth lever of engagement next to Ethos, Pathos and Logos ?

Saturday July 20th, 2013 0 comments

Prior to allowing us a break for the Summer/Winter (depending on where you live), I wanted to share a piece of wisdom coming from a newspaper article from Luiz Felipe Pondé and posted by a friend, Alcides Ferri, on his Facebook page ( The article starts by reminding us of one of my preferred Bible’s pericope (extract), John 7, 53-8,…

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The end of strategic planning?

Saturday July 13th, 2013 10 comments

The Belgian professor and consultant, Nick van Heck, likes to say, in a purposefully provocative manner that “Disruptions do not exist. They are only an excuse for the unprepared”. For him, leaders need to challenge their assumptions about what strategy and planning are about and how they are structured. He continues: “Strategy should not be about guessing the future but…

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What can cyclists tell us about motivation?

Friday July 5th, 2013 2 comments

A timely post from our partner, Marvin Faure, who, amongst many other talents is a very serious amateur cyclist. The study he made amongst his fellow bikers is rather interesting as many parallels can be drawn with the business world. Cycling is in the news this week as the Tour de France started its historic 100th edition from the island…

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