Mentoring to Accelerate International Growth

In our first white paper preview, we introduced a few of the key elements about mentoring and its connection to strategy. In order to give you a bit more meat on these bones, here is another part of the paper giving a specific angle on a strategic use of mentoring to accelerate international growth: Continue reading Mentoring to Accelerate International Growth

A first glimpse at our Strategic Mentoring white paper…

I’ve been working for the past few weeks on a new white paper about Strategic Mentoring for large corporations and multinational groups. The subtitle for now is “How to Build the Fabled Connected Company & Engage Ever-Changing Markets”. We’ll probably keep it that way. : ) Continue reading A first glimpse at our Strategic Mentoring white paper…

Can MBA students become entrepreneurs?

Of course they can, however a good reality check is essential! This is why I did a workshop for them at GEM (Grenoble Business School) earlier this year. The key point being: realising that moving from a management job in a large company  to the life of an entrepreneur is first and foremost a human transition. Continue reading Can MBA students become entrepreneurs?

HR is Powerless!

I have been meaning to write this article for ages and not daring to say some obvious truths about organizations and how they think as a collective. Since the work that I do is on the “soft” human side, it has often been associated with HR, but a great number of my work to change organizations is not ordered by HR. And the best programmes that I do are not sponsored by HR, they are backed by CEOs themselves, Executive Committees and high level management. In many instances I have found that HR is powerless! Continue reading HR is Powerless!

Mechanics of Emotions

… And why engineers can be great at dealing with emotions at work, once they get the manual.

I presented this TED-like talk for the Airbus Group Leadership University’s trainer day, held in Toulouse on 11 December 2014. In this short talk, I wanted to present to my peers a few perspectives on how to bring soft subjects like “emotions at work” to engineers, since a vast majority of Airbus managers we train come from an engineering background. The pedagogy for engineers needs to be very coherent from the title “mechanics of emotions” to the metaphors (engine), the language and the concrete cases and tools. Continue reading Mechanics of Emotions

Constituer l’équipe start-up (5), Focus résultats

Dans la série d’articles sur comment constituer l’équipe start-up, voici le cinquième et dernier dysfonctionnement à anticiper, et sur la façon d’engager un “focus résultats”…  Continue reading Constituer l’équipe start-up (5), Focus résultats