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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...

The Great Resignation and the Search for Purpose

In case you haven’t heard from it yet, I can’t let you finish the year without knowing of the latest buzzword “à la mode”: The Great Resignation (i.e. giving-up my job). So what is “The Great Resignation” phenomenon? In the USA and UK, an abnormally high number of...

Maybe should you provoke a high employee turnover?

A few days ago, I was having an exchange of views with a Brazilian business leader I highly consider. The topic was about employees’ turnover. Like most of us, I assume, I considered it as negative if not very costly. In traditional businesses (still the vast majority...

How well does your leadership team keep your iceberg afloat?

How well does your leadership team keep your iceberg afloat?

Almost twelve years ago, a client and friend, Beat Blaesi (Leadership Development Director at Bank Julius Baer at the time) introduced me to Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunctions of a team” and I shared its model with you, in an article. I now regularly work (I should...

A New Way of Thinking for the Disruption Economy

We have all seen where a wonderful idea such as Facebook (from creating a platform where people living far apart from each other could reconnect with each other, to becoming a major tool of misinformation at the service of dictatorships or haters) went through time or...

When a Composer meets a Professor of Strategic Innovation

I often quote the work of Babson Professor, Jay Rao, on this blog. I like his down to Earth, thought provoking and unorthodox approach to things. Like many of you know, Nick McRoberts is one of my closest Business Partner but he is also a conductor and composer in...

Brain-fog and the Pandemic Brain

I usually write about Disruption Economy, Leadership and Transformation. Once, back in 2019, I made an exception, quoting a very interesting TED talk by one of the specialists of sleep, Matt Walker (see article). I did that because I consider my mission to be to...

Romans and Revolutions

Romans and Revolutions

Have you noticed how a radical diet (here speaks a specialist????) creates a (sometimes) healthy shock in our constitution (two years ago, I lost 15kg by stopping to eat during 15 days, my blood pressure was back to where it should be, my glycaemia level was under...

Themes for Disruptive Leaders

Think back to leadership in the prehistorical tribes, then in the various first great civilizations, Sumerians, Egyptians, Sabaeans, Harappans, Chinese, Indians, Olmecs, Caralians, followed by the Romans, the Middle Age, the Renaissance, the industrial revolution or...

We need 30 seconds of your time to support us…

We need 30 seconds of your time to support us…

Dear Readers, dear Friends, As you may know by now, Nick McRoberts and I have decided to write a second book, triggered by what we see as the biggest decision Mankind has to take about its fate: How will we decide to invest the trillions of you-name-the currency, that...

Science sans conscience n’est que ruine de l’âme

"Science without consciousness, will lead to the ruining of our souls" used to warn the 16th century French advanced thinker, Rabelais. Alvin Toffler, the famous Futurist, who passed away in 2016, was warning in his 1970 book, the Future Shock, that "too much change...

The three Fallacies of Albert Ellis

Eleven years ago, we had invited a high level practitioner and therapist in R.E.B.T. (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, created by psychologist Albert Ellis). For those of you who know our practice well, the link was obvious with Logos, Pathos, Ethos and we were keen...

Beyond Critical Thinking: Constructive Conversations

Mankind offers a unique track record in failing its encounters with History. In the 20th century only, Russia freed itself from the Czars, just to go back under another yoke. We lost approximately 20 million lives in World War I and, incapable to spare shame and...

Let us prepare together the Post-Covid Economy

During the first Covid pandemic wave, we observed the corporate and political leaders who were having a positive impact on their constituencies or employees. One of the five points these men and women have in common is the refusal to “look at the Future in the...

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