Birds of a feather…

When you manage to synchronize your body language (posture, expressions, gestures), tone and vocabulary to those of your interlocutor and to do so quickly – in a matter of seconds –, you greatly increase your chances of connecting. Synchronizing means adapting to the other person. And it’s quite an artform. Read more

Is the need for recognition 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

On fear (of failure) and the courage to overcome it

The fear of failure and the courage to overcome it remain at the heart of the creative process and, in a broader sense, of innovation. This blockage is all the more critical as failure and innovation are two sides of the same coin. Those who create, those who innovate fail much more than others and it is because of this that they innovate, because they experiment, because they try more. Tom and David Kelley lead IDEO, one of the most prolific design and innovation agencies of the last twenty years. They can help you (overcome it). Read more

Is the search for certainties 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

Say it with your hands

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Your hands say a lot, and they impress. This was discovered by two English students who analyzed the manual attitudes of their professors and of speakers, and who studied many lecturers. A discovery that should be placed … in everyone’s hands. Read more