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Culture and collaborationManagement and leadership

The Value of Values

As with most people, my earliest values were created by my parents and the education system. Learning to share, to dress and speak appropriately, to raise my hand in class and otherwise to fit in, are lessons every child learns. It is an unconscious act really, and if anyone were …

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AgileAgile transformationAgile transitionChange managementCulture and collaborationLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipOrganizational transitionScrum

When should you let the team fail?

“From now on, we should only communicate by email so we won’t get disturbed unnecessarily and we’ll be able to focus on the code.” We’re in a sprint retrospective. This proposal comes from one of the Scrum team’s developers. It’s quickly applauded by other developers. Even the other members of …

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How could more authentic love fuel your leadership?

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com One of the recurring themes in my life in the last few months has been the place of love in leadership. I work with many clients who, when I bring up the topic in conversation, find this concept to be a bit shocking and …

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SOSO – Introducing simplicity as a requirement to organizational Agility adoption

  The first highway, or limited access road, was built on Long Island, New York and completed in 1911. The intention was to reduce the travel time between to given points. As time passed, mass-production systems allowed more and more people to buy cars at affordable prices and as a …

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Why Leaders Need Safe Spaces To Learn And Grow

Early in my career, I used to be very demanding of myself. It was hard for me to accept when I made mistakes in life. I remember one day, I was working on a woodworking project in my garage, and I got upset from making mistake after mistake. I got …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

How to engage your team by using the right language

   This article was initialy published on Forbes.com. Leaders and managers don’t always realize the impact of their language when talking with their teams. You can do many things with language, from empowering people to generating new possibilities. However, language can also create disengagement and dissent when wielded ineffectively. Language has a lot …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

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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Culture and collaborationLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipMoving MotivatorsOrganizational transitionVideo (EN)

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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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

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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Culture and collaborationManagement and leadershipSelf-organization

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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