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Manage your boss

Last week I had the pleasure to deliver under the aegis of Exec Edu a seminar on the universal and hot topic I admit that initially the topic scared me given its absence in the corporate manuals.  Later, as I was frantically searching for concepts…

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The agenda and the budget

We are surrounded, flooded, threatened, helped, bombarded by high tech instruments to dicipline our lives.  Mobile phones with dozens of menus and applications, pads, PC or Mac laptops, organizers of various types and shapes, …. Discipline our life?  Some gadgets? I believe we have the…

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Toxic job

You all have heard (or you are one) of many employees who barely have the energy to wake up in the morning as they have to drag themselves to the dreaded job.  Sometimes, in the worst case scenario, the “dreaded” becomes the “toxic”. The toxic…

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Cheese and Coaching

Have you seen the cartoon movie, otherwise quite serious, made after the exceptional and famous book of Spencer Johnson written back in 1998 called “Who moved my cheese?” The book is really very easy to read, but since I am a “visual” I enjoyed studying…

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Informal hierarchy and leadership

There is much talk about formal hierarchy. You know, it’s the one inscribed in documents of organizational structure. Departments, directorate, divisions, areas, lines of businesss – all with appointed and well known managers. This is defining and consacrating the manager with related responsibility and authority….

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1000

– Special dedication to my colleagues – 1000 – what a beautiful, round and decisive number! ONLY 1000 is the number of Founding Partners of John Maxwell Team. And a lot depends on them… The 1000 Founding Members represent 45 countries of the world, from…

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The Throne

I met the other day with a good friend and former colleague who refered in a relaxed and non-arrogant way to one of his former positions as “when I sat in that throne…”  I must admit I was visualizing him wearing a scepter and other…

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Natural Born Leaders

Among the discussions on leadership topic there is a question that stirs waves and tides. Are leaders born or self created? The questions strikingly ressembles the one related to intelligence – whether inherited or gained during life time. In both cases, the quasi-genetic alternative emanates…

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Destructive or constructive?

The question as received from a friend was more complex and sounded like this: “how can you identify your management/leadership style and how can you change it from strong authority inducing anxiety at subordinates level to an open style focused on developing your subordinates?” With…

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Manager or expert?

Many want to be BOSSES – with capital letters. Other do not want to be bosses. I wonder how many would like to be just experts? After joining multinational companies, I have believed that any training is good – even if paid by myself. I…

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