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The High Cost Of Conversational Debt

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com. I invest a lot of time learning to have the right and sometimes difficult conversations with members of my consulting team. This is important to me because every day, I see the challenges my clients face when they are unable to have the conversations …

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A different corporate culture…

I began my career as a Human Resources advisor in 2003. As the title shows, my role had always been more conventional within the businesses of different sectors where I evolved. Most of them were rather traditional in their management style and culture. This being said, I joined Studio Pyxis …

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Moving Motivators

To better understand how to motivate people and ensure their engagement, we need to better understand what motivates them. Human ressources are what is most important in an organization. Directors need to do everything they can to make sure their employees are and stay active, creative and motivated. Moving Motivators …

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Is collaboration good for you?

When considering the question of collaboration and its role in the context of work, human groups and more widely of society as a whole, it is interesting to take this opportunity to question its true nature and the benefits and disadvantages it offers. I would personally argue that collaboration is …

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Leadership lessons in reinventing yourself and becoming an entrepreneur

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com. Two years ago, I reached a point where I was experiencing borderline burnout for several months. I was a director and I was struggling to balance training sessions, clients, business development and other responsibilities. I desperately needed to do something different and get myself out …

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When will it be ready?

Whether you are in IT or else, director or manager, the perpetual question is the same : when will I be able to benefit from the work I asked for? Imagine any life situation : knowing the answer is not a luxury, it will often influence your decision and actions in regard …

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Is your work environment Agile?

In 2008, we have inaugurated Pyxis’ second office. This office was meant to be different from workspaces that were out there back then. I remember, our clients were coming to visit our offices, to see our furniture on wheels and our whiteboard walls. Since then, Agility has spread more and …

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Three common misunderstandings of self-organized teams

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com Part of my consulting work with clients is helping them adopt Agile and Lean software development practices, which among other things means fostering and putting in place self-organizing teams. “Self-organization” can be a very loaded term, and when there is not a discussion …

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Building Capacity In Others As A Co-Creative Leader

Early in my years as a consultant and change agent in organizations, I noticed a pattern I like to call “the Moses effect”: When I began consulting engagements, there were times where it was almost as if the waters parted upon my arrival, so that the change we were working …

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Why Understanding Other Perspectives Is A Key Leadership Skill

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com In one of the management courses I deliver, as well as with the clients I coach, one of my favorite topics to cover is understanding perspectives. Participants often tell me this topic is one of their key takeaways. For me, there’s great value …

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