• Where do we think we’re going?

    Wednesday September 14th, 2022 0 comments

    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 was looking for a title to this article when “Where do you think you’re going” by Dire Straits started to play…

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  • Are we heading towards a World of Discovery or a World of Defensiveness?

    Friday August 19th, 2022 0 comments

    I never would have thought, when social networks emerged, that they would be dreadful enablers of anti-democratic governments or of violent attempts to overthrow democracy. If they made some wonderful things possible, like the recent solidarity movement in Brazil, in favour of a starving family, it is also used by haters of all sorts, promulgating their infect litany around the…

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  • The impact of the Disruption Economy on MBTI Preferences

    Thursday June 30th, 2022 2 comments

    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 article aims at understanding how the Disruption Economy may affect the four temperaments and how these may benefit from…

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  • MBTI Typology and Leadership styles (MBTI Typology and the Disruption Economy (part II)

    Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 0 comments

    Building on last week’s article, summarising the M.B.T.I. (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) preferences, I’d like to explore the link between it and leadership styles. In our practice, we like to refer to an old (1969) and still so amazingly actual model, Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership, which we have slightly updated: The model suggests that leaders can (on the horizontal axis)…

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  • MBTI Typology and the Disruption Economy (part I)

    Saturday June 18th, 2022 0 comments

    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 and researcher, Carl Jung. It is not and never, ever should be taken for, nor used as an assessment tool.…

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  • Why Bezos, Jobs, Musk or Zuckerberg aren’t Disruptive Leaders

    Thursday June 9th, 2022 2 comments

    Let’s put the record straight before going any further: This article doesn’t aim at criticising any of the above mentioned leaders (leaving aside it would be a total lack of class to talk about one of them, no longer with us). I simply aim at further refining what Disruptive Leaders do and don’t do. Recently reading an article in a…

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  • Of Collective intelligence, Birds, Business Organisations, Disruption Economy, Football & Special Forces

    Wednesday May 11th, 2022 0 comments

    Imagine… Imagine if what you saw here below were to inspire your business… What do these birds have in common with Business organisations, football or even Special Forces? They seek to create an intelligent organisation in order to be able to manage the complex environment which surrounds them. Let’s go back to 1806… In a summary of his book, “The…

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  • Strategy won’t be about guessing the Future, but getting ready for it!

    Friday April 1st, 2022 0 comments

    When a failed comedian (softly slapped -my father was hitting harder!- by the husband of a woman he just disrespected in front of a lobotomized audience) occupies all the news website in the World, one has reasons to be  concerned, about our capacity to analyse what is critical for our Future. But, even with dramatic events such as the Covid…

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  • The lethal transformation of promising start-ups into successful organisations

    Saturday March 12th, 2022 0 comments

    I have the privilege to work both for start-ups and established corporations. The first ones are, usually, very proud of their informal, relational, explorational, intelligence-driven cultures and by the fact that their people are real passionate “warriors” who do not count their hours. They sound far more like “organic communities” than stiff and crippled organisations. Their dream is to succeed,…

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  • A tribute to my Ukrainian and Russian Friends

    Friday March 4th, 2022 0 comments

    “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 lessons from it (although I have a deep respect for Volodymyr Zelensky, Vitali…

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