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Give us self-confidence, not feedback!

Thursday November 24th, 2016 4 comments

The Enablers Network considers “Feedback” as one of its core values. If you see us work, you will frequently see us gather after one of us was “on stage”, or skip the after dinner discussions as we provide feedback to the speakers and review our day. Everyone knows about feedback, but I am surprised, each time we insert it in…

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“Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple” by Steve Blank

Friday November 18th, 2016 0 comments

For long, I intuitively represented Steve Jobs as a genius but probably not the type of leader to emulate. Although he did get results (and probably contributed to “revolutionize the world”), his reported style did not seem to create the “Psychological Safety” that Google’s Aristotle project claimed was key to successful project teams. A recent article by Steve Blank, brings…

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Create unconditionality or step down!

Friday November 11th, 2016 4 comments

Last week, I saw my home team, HC Villars, lose its game 8-1. They couldn’t have found a better way to celebrate the fact I had just renewed my membership, as they provided me with a reflection for today’s blogpost. Villars is one of the 8 co-founders of the Swiss Ice Hockey League and has had a glorious past, being…

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It is time for me to put myself in danger again…

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 0 comments

Right before the Summer, I had the chance to listen to two marking speeches delivered by professionals I profoundly respect. One was the farewell speech of Philippe Bobin, an ex-Olympic decathlon athlete, business coach, who was in charge of the development of Solvay’s top 500 leaders. The following day, I was invited to the graduation of NEOMA’s MBA’s (NEOMA is…

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