EMPOWERING A META LEADERSHIP CULTURE

Meta leadership is the ability to lead other leaders by inspiring them to share a common passion and purpose. This is probably one of the most important emerging forms of leadership for next generation teams and organizations, who will rely more on leader-leader interactions than on leader-subordinate relationships. Leadership as differentiation factor In his bookLire la suite « EMPOWERING A META LEADERSHIP CULTURE »

CODE OF HONOR

Having a code of honor these days is probably less trendy than in the past. However living our values is critical for integrity both at the personal and the collective level. Weaknesses in integrity will lead to a shortage of self-confidence and motivation, poor relationships, a lack of meaning and direction, disrespect of any livingLire la suite « CODE OF HONOR »

HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR VISION

Knowing how to express your vision is essential to rally your entourage to your cause. This is what will make the difference in your development, whether it is personal, athletic or professional (whether you are employed or self-employed). If you have trouble clarifying it and/or communicating it, a very simple way to move forward isLire la suite « HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR VISION »

THE POWER OF WORDS

Are you aware of the power of words and how they can help you achieve your goals? Poison words, antidote words, metaphors, I tell you more in this article. Intuitively, we know that words like victory, success, love, recognition… resonate differently in us than sadness, betrayal, failure, depression… Some of them, like the words « poisons »Lire la suite « THE POWER OF WORDS »

REVISITING OUR VALUES

Our values are like rails that guide us in our evolution, both on a private and professional level. Taking the time to define them, and even to revisit them regularly, is therefore essential. Here are a few tips for performing the exercise. About four years ago, I had defined my values as sharing, learning andLire la suite « REVISITING OUR VALUES »

REINVENTING YOUR ORGANIZATION

Inspiring book whether you are a leader driven by co-elevation always seeking for more solutions to reinvent your organization or an employee willing to reassure yourself if you don’t feel happy within your current position. A subtil mix between theory and concrete examples. ADAPT TO EVOLVE As I described in a previous post, the environment is continuously evolving, so adaptability might be beneficial for your organization. This book is excellent for those looking for co-elevation, i.e. to leverage diversity and include everyone in the scary and exciting life of their company. The bookLire la suite « REINVENTING YOUR ORGANIZATION »

THE CRITERIA FOR A SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION

Original publication: April 18th, 2021 Last Friday, I learned through a press release that the Head of GSK Vaccines Research & Development left the company to join another biotech. It reminded me of my 8 years of good and bad times there. That time was my driving force to further explore organizational models & systemicLire la suite « THE CRITERIA FOR A SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION »

PRIMING YOURSELF

Priming is basically the way to prepare yourself for what comes next, considering your current state. Therefore, it can either pump you up or calm you down. Learn more on its benefits in this post. The goal of priming is to prepare yourself for what is coming next. It can be your day, your night,Lire la suite « PRIMING YOURSELF »

TEAM OF TEAMS

An inspiring and exciting book that provides a roadmap for transforming our organizations into teams of teams, thereby increasing adaptability and results.

TURNING THE FLYWHEEL

In his book « Good to great », Jim COLLINS mentions the flywheel effect which he describes in more detail in a separate book. He presents it as one of the major differentiators between excellent companies and their more mediocre competitors. Learn more about it in this post. I discussed the work of Jim COLLINS and hisLire la suite « TURNING THE FLYWHEEL »

THE HEDGEHOG CONCEPT

In his book « Good to great », Jim COLLINS presents the hedgehog concept as one of the major differentiators between excellent companies and their more mediocre competitors. Learn more about this concept in this article. I discussed the work of Jim COLLINS and his team in a previous ARTICLE. As a reminder, they analyzed, during 5Lire la suite « THE HEDGEHOG CONCEPT »

GOOD TO GREAT

In his book « Good to great », Jim COLLINS presents his results of a 5-year study on what differentiates 11 excellent companies from their direct and indirect competitors. I share some of his findings in this article. Former Stanford business professor Jim COLLINS now runs his own management research lab where he conducts large-scale research projects.Lire la suite « GOOD TO GREAT »

BETTER MONITORING YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE

Proteins are key for our health, performance and recovery. They play many functions and are notably essentials for body structure and communication. Learn more on how to meet your daily protein needs in this post. Proteins are made of amino acids mainly provided by our food. They can be found in both animal and plantLire la suite « BETTER MONITORING YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE »

WHAT I LEARNED FROM CHUCK NORRIS ON OVERCOMING FAILURE

I had the privilege to meet Mr Chuck Norris in 2018 at the German Comic-Con in Dortmund. When on stage, he shared how he overcame failure to earn his Tang Soo Do black belt in South Korea. Learn more on that in this post. I am passionate about martial arts since I was a teenager. I startedLire la suite « WHAT I LEARNED FROM CHUCK NORRIS ON OVERCOMING FAILURE »

HIME TO WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER

Our current environment is highly taxing on our nervous system and we might feel easily overwhelmed both at work and at home. HIME (standing for High Impact Minimal Effort) is therefore a key concept to produce more with less energy. Learn more in this post. A few years back, I was working in a bigLire la suite « HIME TO WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER »

DARK SIDES OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

There are overall two types of problematic companies regarding Quality Assurance. These that do not do enough, and those that do too much (the former tending to evolve towards the latter). These two dark sides have a cost in terms of productivity, income and employee engagement. In this post, I am sharing how a systemicLire la suite « DARK SIDES OF QUALITY ASSURANCE »

CREATING LINKS TO LIVE BETTER TOGETHER

« Divide and conquer » is a well-known strategy notably for manipulation. In this post, I am sharing some thoughts on its antidote, creating links to live better together. A few years ago, I was active in the outsourcing field. When I had to introduce myself to colleagues from other departments, I used to start with aLire la suite « CREATING LINKS TO LIVE BETTER TOGETHER »

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL WITH MIND MAPPING

Mind Mapping is a powerful method to unleash your brain and overall potential. It can indeed boost all in one your memory, your creativity and your ideation. It also helps you better communicate, negotiate, solve problems and even heal. More on this amazing method in this post. Today I am sharing with you a practicalLire la suite « UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL WITH MIND MAPPING »

THE VIRTUES OF FAILURE

At some point, we all have been confronted to failure, whether at school, in sports, in business and/or in our personal life. The way we are able to deal with it is a key differentiator for upcoming successes, or lack thereof. In this post, I am sharing a few thoughts on the topic. June 2021.Lire la suite « THE VIRTUES OF FAILURE »

FROM VUCA TO VUCAO

Our world is seen today as VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. It is as well Opportune in a sense that they are many opportunities out there waiting to be caught like Pokemons. Read this post to learn more about this. Our world is currently known as VUCA, standing for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. Idiscussed this topic in a previous POST and the concept is also at the heart of the book TEAM OF TEAMS written by General S. McCHRYSTAL. In brief, it means that the world is now much more interconnected (thus interdependent) and thatthings can evolve much more faster than before. Consequently, there are also much more opportunities out there. The point is to be able toidentify and to seize them quickly. Here are a few key points. A strong vision Always have a vision. It will be your North Star. Refer to this POST for the criteria to be met for a powerful vision. Make sure it is resilient and feel free to update it from time to time if need be. If your vision is not that clear yet, be curious and spend time exploring new avenues. You will most probably collect some information that will complement your current views. There are also some specific mental techniques such as SILVA ULTRAMIND SYSTEM that we can use together for further clarification. Knowing what you don’t want is also powerful to indirectly guide you away from a wrong direction. SAR Your vision will then turn on your RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM (RAS) that works like a radar and will help identify the opportunities. Let’s say that you plan to buy a white Audi car. From that moment, you will start noticing more and more white Audi cars. It is not because their number is increasing, it is just because you are noticing them now. Choose your relationships Talk about your goals with kind and knowledgeable people. This will turn on their RAS for you. Keep cool Take some time to sit back and relax. If you have the nose on the grindstone, you are very unlikely to see the opportunity. Mental and intuition Listen to both your mental and your intuition to seize the opportunity quickly. It can easily disappear or be caught by someone else. So, it comes for being prepared and ready to react fast. I hope these few lines will help see our world more positively. Don’t hesitate tocontact me should you want to reach your next level, whether in your personaland/or business life, and take action now.

THE TREE OF DISEASES

Most of today’s diseases have more in common than most of us realize. A look at the tree of diseases makes it easy to understand. More details in this article. Most of today’s diseases such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, obesity, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, anxiety, depression and various forms of cancer have more in common than weLire la suite « THE TREE OF DISEASES »

HOW TO DEAL WITH A POLARIZED ORGANIZATION

Any organization (i.e. family, team, company, country) faces over time various distributions of member perceptions. These can be aligned, dispersed or polarized. In this post, I am sharing a few thoughts on how to deal with a polarized organization. Organizational polarization can be defined as a division into two sharply contrasting groups within the sameLire la suite « HOW TO DEAL WITH A POLARIZED ORGANIZATION »

A MINIMAL ROUTINE

Our habits impact our life on a daily basis. Healthy habits lead therefore to a healthy life. It is not always easy to follow a great daily routine. Nevertheless, it brings a lot of value to define and follow at least a minimalist version. Read this post to learn why. Our habits define our life. HealthyLire la suite « A MINIMAL ROUTINE »

MY FIRST PODCAST IN ENGLISH – BOUNCING BACK NOT ONCE BUT THRICE

I had the honor and the privilege to be invited to the Career Rockstars Podcast by Allisha Ali, PhD. See the links and the episode description below. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5eC0jXAM25Vh5N2KN6kAaG Apple podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-career-rockstars-podcast/id1587173903 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/allisha-ali/episodes/4-Bouncing-Back-not-Once-but-Thrice-e18ega4 EPISODE DESCRIPTION Meet Laurent Zecchinon, who has survived 3 job losses by practicing adaptability and decision making. Laurent specializes in transformingLire la suite « MY FIRST PODCAST IN ENGLISH – BOUNCING BACK NOT ONCE BUT THRICE »

ARE YOU LIVING IN HARMONY WITH YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE?

Our hormones play a critical role in our lives, impacting our energy, stress and well-being. This is especially true during the menstrual cycle, where women of childbearing age are subject to repeated fluctuations. Understanding your cycle better, and learning to adapt to it, can really improve your life comfort. I tell you more in thisLire la suite « ARE YOU LIVING IN HARMONY WITH YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE? »

THE SECRET OF BRITISH CYCLING

The British cycling team has had many successes over the last 15 years, thanks in particular to Dave BRAILSFORD. I explain in this article the secret that allowed to put an end to a hundred years of mediocrity. Reverse the trend Dave BRAILSFORD joined the British Cycling Federation in 2003. At the time, the federation’sLire la suite « THE SECRET OF BRITISH CYCLING »