Stop!

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Stuck in the middle of a project? Short of motivation to progress? Hemingway himself used this famous productivity hack to write throughout his life. Read more

Ad Hoc

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No… it’s not the name of the Captain but that of a strategy for group decision-making. A strategy for avoiding the disastrous impact of groupthink and political games. A strategy to make decisions (more) fairly. Read more

Lost (in transformation)

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Do you have a great career development project ahead of you? Do you feel ready for leadership? The way in which you think about the situation and yourself, about your strengths and weaknesses in this perspective is…exactly what could prevent you from taking this step. Read more

Brain picking

When you can talk to a “young” worker (during a job interview or with the daughter of a cousin at a wedding dinner) and especially if he or she has a profile that does not seem to exactly correspond to the one your organization would hire (in terms of skills, career, values), pick his or her brain with these 4 questions. You’ll learn incredible things… Read more

Not so stupid…

You probably think that to be persuasive it is better to accentuate your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. But when your target public has every chance of being skeptical or even hostile (for example if you are presenting a new idea or a suggestion of change), skillfully putting forward the flaws in your thought will certainly have 4 advantages. Read more

What vs. How

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The difference between “what” and “how” is greatly under-estimated and fundamental. In other words, you doubtless know what to do (your strategy), but are a bit less certain about how to do it (its execution), especially when you are constantly dealing with other duties (and distractions). The 4D method can help you. Read more

The votes are cast!

To choose is to give something up. So it’s not easy to make a truly collective decision that doesn’t turn into a two-hour meeting, into long debates on what each person thinks are the pros and cons of every option. In fact, it can be easy: with a few colored stickers… Read more

To convince or to motivate?

Most of the people that you approach are undecided between saying yes and…saying no. With just as much sincerity and (good and bad) reasons. You therefore have the choice between convincing and motivating. Did you know this? And above all, do you know the fundamental difference (for you) between the two? Read more

Deal !

When you are negotiating and the stakes are high, you generally bring into play all your verbal and cognitive capacities to handle the situation as well as possible. Don’t neglect the power of the (conscious) non-verbal to create an environment favorable to exchanges and to your goals. Read more