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Create Psychological Safety or watch your organization fail!

Saturday March 19th, 2016 7 comments

My true education in “Change Leadership” and “Leadership that gets results” (with my apologies for borrowing the title of a Goleman article in HBR of 2000) dates back in 1998, when being challenged by a client: I was explaining that leading by fear and emotional blackmail is what had costed Brazil the 1998 final of the Football (soccer) World Cup against…

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Get rid of your Diversity credo, start practising inclusion!

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 0 comments

For years, I have looked down at the notion of “Inclusion”. I rejected it, considering it was: A wrong priority: Business is about performance, not keeping everybody happy. In any corporate culture, Benevolence/Support are needed and have to be counterbalanced by Exigence/Challenge. I always respected the recruiters of NestlĂ© and McKinsey (when they interviewed me during my MBA) for being…

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