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Have you ever tried Cognitive Diversity?

Have you ever tried Cognitive Diversity?

A recent article I wrote, “When the Road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions”, attracted a lot of interest and good suggestions, which reinforced my conviction that we are heading the 180° wrong way by focusing on Diversity at all cost, if we are serious about...

When the way to Hell is paved with good intentions…

When the way to Hell is paved with good intentions…

… and the Highway Patrol becomes an active part of the problem… On my left sits Ji-Yong Kim. He has 88 subordinates at his disposal, to get the best done. Far from denying or tolerating differences between them, he encourages them! He is delighted when all of them...

During Covid, Less Meeting Meant Higher Performance…

During Covid, Less Meeting Meant Higher Performance…

Yesterday, I came across an interesting post by Serge Golay, mentioning an article published by a consultancy with an inspiring name, Corporate Rebels. The post refers to a Harvard Business Review article, dated March 2022, mentioning a study concluding that, if the...

Bonding or Bridging?

Almost nine years ago, I wrote an article titled: “Bonding vs bridging: One of the biggest cause of value destruction”. I recommend you read it (again?) as a complement to this one. Bonding is an exclusion based reflex or strategy, inciting divisiveness and...

After the Great Resignation, the Quiet Quitting

After the Great Resignation, the Quiet Quitting

Nine months ago, I wrote an article on the latest Leadership topic “à la mode”: The Great Resignation. If you want to be up to date nowadays, the new theme is “Quiet Quitting”. A Friend recently sent me an article of Gallup, relating to it. Whereas, in the Great...

Where do we think we’re going?

Where do we think we’re going?

I came across this amazing picture of Brazilian Journalist, Lola Ferreira, showing far-right Brazilian President Bolsonaro's supporters, "meeting" underprivileged people in Rio de Janeiro on September 7th. It struck me as symbolising the huge challenge ahead of us. I...

The impact of the Disruption Economy on MBTI Preferences

The impact of the Disruption Economy on MBTI Preferences

This is the last of a series of articles on the M.B.T.I. (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) preferences. The first was a reminder of the four Temperaments (SJ, SP, NT,NF)and the second was drawing connections between Leadership styles and M.B.T.I. preferences. This last...

MBTI Typology and the Disruption Economy (part I)

M.B.T.I. (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is one of the World’s most used and researched psychometrics. Invented by Mrs Briggs and her daughter, Mrs Myers, it refers to the typology of one of psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis “geniuses”, the Swiss Medical Doctor...

A tribute to my Ukrainian and Russian Friends

A tribute to my Ukrainian and Russian Friends

“I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell; you see, I have friends in both places.” I always loved this quote of Mark Twain and it sadly resonates these days. My intention is not to jump on the Ukrainian slaughter bandwagon and draw abusive leadership...

A useful tool to address conflict, dilemmas and coaching

A useful tool to address conflict, dilemmas and coaching

Last week’s article on Dilemma Leadership elicited a lot of private mails, asking for support in how to identify and construct the two axis of a dilemma (between which the leader will constantly arbitrate and navigate). A Dutch client showed me a model, attributed to...

Multitasking does not belong to the Disruption Economy

Multitasking does not belong to the Disruption Economy

I must confess that multitasking (or was it hiding my natural tendency for procrastination?) started early with me… I remember the difficulty I had to focus on doing my afternoon homework, prior to dashing out towards liberation, i.e. the football practice with my...

Disruptive Leadership in 2022 and beyond

Disruptive Leadership in 2022 and beyond

As per explained in my previous article, it is since 2008/2009 that my interest is focused on the “Disruption Economy” and its impact on Leadership, following a study made with 14 Brazilian C.E.O.s and Fundação Dom Cabral. Early 2020, of course, I was taken completely...

Thanking you all who made a difference in 2021

Thanking you all who made a difference in 2021

From a business perspective, 2021 was another (to say the least...) "challenging year" (not to call it "annus horibilis", since I am not yet the Queen of England). As most of our work happens outside Switzerland and consists to have top executives from all over the...

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