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Finally on vacation! But what are you fleeing from?

For many years, I waited for my vacation as if I was breaking free from my daily life. I could finally escape from the day-to-day routine, enjoy life, travel, take care of myself, and rest. I was thoroughly planning my vacation several months in advance, during the cold winter days, …

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Why should you invest in your teams?

I often tell people that it’s important to understand that real team coaching is a long-term investment for any business. Given our hectic lifestyle, this notion is rapidly forgotten by executives who mainly seek to increase productivity in the short run. The easy pitfall when coaching our clients’ teams is …

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Management that Energizes and Empowers? Management 3.0

Middle managers who empower and energize?!? It sounds like a concrete boat race (or having one foot on the gas and the other on the brake). Well, yes! Just ask any “in the know” civil engineering student and/or one of the many students who are building and racing in the …

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Live with intentionality!

Do you sometimes act without thinking about consequences? Do you sometimes simply say out loud what comes to your mind without measuring the potential impact of your words? Do your words and actions sometimes lack alignment? What could possibly change if you added intentionality to your words and actions? What …

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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?

Special collaboration Christine Brautigam Christine’s career matured along with “the art and science of software development”. She builds upon a foundation of experience first as a developer/analyst and team lead then software process improvement, project management, IT effectiveness and adoption consulting, and now focused on organizational and leadership effectiveness.   …

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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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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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