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You never will be too empathetic!

Friday April 19th, 2019 0 comments

Recently, Korn-Ferry published an article about feedback, which was quickly interpreted by some as “too much empathy isn’t good!”. My reply to one of them was that, after 35 years of professional life, I was still expecting to find anyone loaded with too much empathy! As a leader, no one will ever demonstrate too much empathy! Empathy elicit outstanding contribution…

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Don’t waste your time communicating: ENGAGE!

Friday April 12th, 2019 4 comments

So many leaders still assume that the job has been done, once their Convention, webcast or confcall ended-up well! The Communication Pack is ready; the new Strategy, Vision, Organization or Roadmap has been explained and everyone will now cascade it, supported by a professional communication team… “Mission accomplished”, do the leaders feel by leaving the room. This is what happened…

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If you wish to bring radical change, avoid taking the wrong start!

Friday April 5th, 2019 4 comments

All of you, whom I had the chance to work for, probably remember this simple and elegant matrix, inherited from my leadership Professor and ex-partner, Chris Parker: The Challenge vs Support matrix. It represents the different sorts of culture that leaders create through using none, one or both of the Challenge (demanding, dare) and Support (benevolence, care) levers. As you…

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