Emotion
Leadership (EN)Management and leadership

Nurturing individual development

For almost 15 years now, my colleagues and I have been working hard for Pyxis to be an organization where personal development is carefully nurtured so individuals can achieve their full potential. Of course, there were ups and downs, even times of great suffering and turmoil. That being said, as …

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What?!? …is beyond active listening?

When my son was young, and not responding to my inquiry, I asked if something was wrong with his hearing and he responded: “No mother, my hearing is just fine, it’s my listening that is the problem.” We all know the importance of soft skills—one of the most important being …

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An Agile manager opening his heart…

Today I’m tired. Everything was much simpler when I was a developer. It was the time of clarity. Things were black or white, true or false… I could easily see if I was doing the right thing. If it was working, it was the right thing! The simplicity resided in …

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Tea time
Leadership (EN)Management and leadershipQuébec

How many interests and passions can you have at the same time?

For some years now, I’ve been working on a part of myself, this allows me to feel accomplished and to feel like what I do is meaningful. I’m the kind of person who has many parallel interests. I like to read, write, watch TV shows, cook, play sports (many!), and …

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Changing the world for the better, one conversation at a time!

Regarding differences, the quality of presence, and performance A few weeks ago, I attended a management team’s annual strategic planning meeting. At some point during the first day, the team explored different ways of improving relationships with their clients, all of which are other holding company businesses. While some used …

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Leadership (EN)Management and leadership

I don’t have a plan yet. . . For now, I have a dream.

I feel that in our modern organizations some of our precise execution reflexes limit us in our ability to fulfill our dreams (isn’t it an ability exclusive to humans?) and this severely cuts off our ability to achieve our full potential. Many companies and organizations are, in my opinion, lacking …

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Leadership (EN)

Unsuspected achievements

I’ve been questioning myself about starting a blog for a while now. The fact is that, for me, speaking comes more easily than writing. Still, I realized that writing gives me time to take a step back and think. It allows me to refine my ideas and thoughts, to take …

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5 questions on artificial harmony

There is a moment when everything is perfect. That nothing can change that. That no matter what happens, it will be exactly the right thing, and everyone will be happy. A pure moment of harmony, where we are on a roll and we feel invincible. At times, it can even …

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The pool water is cold? What are you waiting for? Dive in!

As Scrum Masters, we sometimes encounter difficulties getting over our discomforts and paradigms. We may be afraid to act or to cause a tidal wave that may swipe someone’s morale and enthusiasm… Maybe sometimes we’re simply afraid of becoming afraid.  

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Leadership (EN)Management and leadership

A matter of reflex

A reflex is packed with a lot of things. Everything happens in an instant, without warning and without guarantee. This is a quick and often surprising event. We have several instinctive reflexes (sneezing, coughing, blinking, etc.) and others that are conditioned with time (not inherited, caused by an external stimulus). …

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