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

Social proofs

One of the means we employ to know what to think and/or what to do in any given situation is to observe what others think and do in the same situation. It’s an effective way to manage the flow of decisions that must be made on a daily basis in a complex environment. A touch of the “Bestseller effect”. And it’s one of your best allies to manage change within your teams. Read more

Convince them by playing on their (good) feelings

Most of us think change follows a sequence of “I ANALYZE – I THINK – I CHANGE”. And it does, when the parameters of change are known, when hypotheses are at a minimum, and when the future isn’t too blurry. But major changes generally do not take place under such conditions. In this case, rational arguments are no longer enough. We know what to do and why, we just lack the motivation to actually go through with it. Read more

Switch to Success Scaling

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Your collaborators are not opposed to change, nor do they resist it, nor are they being stubborn. They are the victims of their cognitive reflexes and of their emotions: they are afraid, they analyze too much, they see problems everywhere, they’re looking for a (complex/important) solution that will fit the problem that needs to be solved, and finally, they lean towards the status quo. What if they just lacked a (clear) direction to follow? Read more

Corporate (mono)culture

Corporate culture, where it exists, quite often functions like a monoculture. It acts as a filter, a unique perspective employees end up not seeing or questioning anymore. At that point, conformism becomes the most realistic, easiest and – most of all – safest choice. But not necessarily the best one. Read more

Fearing change no more

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Inspiration for the content you are about to read came from two articles. One by Maria Popova (BrainPickings) : Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art, and an article on Metacool, Diego Rodriguez’s blog : Monument to Change as it Changes. Monument to Change as it Changes This work of art was … Read more