Is the search for control one of your drivers?

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We all have a unique cognitive and behavioral signature, one that influences our behavior, actions and decisions – most often without our knowledge. This signature is the result of the combination, in varying degrees depending on the individual, of 8 drivers and brakes: the search for certainties, for recognition, for approval and for control, judgement, impotence, accusation, and indifference. It is as unique as our fingerprints, but as flexible as our brains. A few clues to start identifying your operating patterns… Read more

Mirror, Mirror…

Being visible and recognized by your peers is a good thing, as long as it doesn’t become an obsession. We invest more and more time and effort, sometimes disproportionately so, in maintaining our bubble at the expense of the real professional success levers. This carries its own risks. Read more

Transparency has (at least) 3 virtues

Many leaders believe it’s better to hide things when they’re unfavorable, that it’s better to be positive (and motivating) under every circumstance. But that’s a mistake. And all the more serious a mistake given that, quite often, their employees aren’t fooled. 3 good reasons to choose transparency (in every case). Read more

Words kill

Kiju Jung and his team at the University of Illinois have studied the deadliness of 92 of the 94 hurricanes that have hit the Atlantic coast since the early years 50’s. And they have discovered something which is (actually, not so) Incredible. Read more

“What would you do if you were sure not to fail?”

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It’s hard not to feel uneasy when asked such a question. It forces us to become aware of our fear of failure. It reminds us of how much this fear prevents us from achieving extraordinary things (or at least, from trying to), from expressing our full potential. But there are also questions that help us to overcome this, to move from paralysis to mobilization and action. Read more

Your body speaks louder than your words

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Your body language – your posture, your expressions, your gestures – accounts for more than half of what your interlocutors respond to and what they rely on to interact with you. And congruence (the perfect fit) between this language, the tone of your voice and the words you use, is decisive. It is this alignment that makes you a sincere and trustworthy person (or not). Read more

Is the search for approval one of your drivers?

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We all have a unique cognitive and behavioral signature, one that influences our behavior, actions and decisions – most often without our knowledge. This signature is the result of the combination, in varying degrees depending on the individual, of 8 drivers and brakes: the search for certainties, for recognition, for approval and for control, judgement, impotence, accusation, and indifference. It is as unique as our fingerprints, but as flexible as our brains. A few clues to start identifying your operating patterns… Read more