Vous avez dit intelligence collective ?

Coluche et l'esprit d'équipe

Contrairement à ce que disait Coluche dans son sketch sur les sportifs, l’esprit d’équipe n’est pas un esprit partagé entre tous les membres l’équipe mais plutôt l’opposé : l’action de coopérer qui permet de catalyser et de décupler les esprits et donc les résultats individuels. Voici un post qui met en lumière les raisons pour lesquelles il est devenu indispensable de favoriser l’intelligence collective aujourd’hui et les principales techniques de coaching d’équipe utilisées.

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Liberation management: a must do?

VUCA signal

With huge changes coming with the digital revolution, we see managers wondering what to do and asking themselves if they shouldn’t switch to a new way of managing their employees. Especially when they still work in a hierarchal model, as they know that digital revolution is a real game changer.

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If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it

Picture from Master Yoda and Luc while training for Jedi

Is it unclear who said this: Peter Drucker, Lord Kelvin, William Thomson or even maybe Master Yoda? Yearly appraisal, even when you have a nice generic questionnaire provided by HR, does not help enough to follow your people when you are a manager. Even if you do them twice a year. How do you compare two of your direct reports? How do you define what your collaborators need to work on and how they should develop themselves to better support your strategy and meet their goals?

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How to Identify high potential employees?

What do we call a real « High Potential »? How can we identify them and what should we do with them? A “High Potential person” is someone who has the potential skills to lead the development and transformation of a part of the organization. Indeed, the ability to objectively and accurately select and develop the people with a high leadership potential, and keep them on board, is critical for ensuring long-term growth and success of the organization.

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Are you really the best manager?

Young executive

I feel didn’t get much from the management trainings I have received. It’s nice that my company is trying to support me, but “Leadership 101” or “A Good Manager Is A Good Coach”, while treating key subjects, could not really help me in my daily activities, facing my very specific collaborators. What to do then?

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Projection & Maîtrise

obrazekJe me suis déchiré 2 ligaments de la cheville gauche, il y a 3 ans.
Cette expérience, certes douloureuse, m’a été très utile. J’en ai tiré deux enseignements que je m’efforce de toujours mettre en oeuvre, dorénavant.

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Un CDI, quel intérêt dans une carrière ?

CDIChangera ? Changera Pas ? Un de nos gouvernants prendra-t-il un jour la décision de réformer le régime des contrats de travail ?
Peu importe, n’attendez pas et prenez-vous en main.
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References Check

ReferencesI’m often asked if there is a special approach of recommendations and skills endorsements on Linkedin and how these may differ from the references you need to prepare when taking part in a selection process.
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Tolerate your mediocre managers; lose your best elements.

managerToday, most managers accept the idea that it is their duty to develop their collaborators. This means, among others:
– spotting High Potentials and help them designing a path to reach their optimum,
– pushing the ‘Good-In-Job’ so they deliver at peak level and training them so they can take on more responsibilities,
– giving the ‘Overqualified’ some tutoring and training duties, making them represent their unit in cross-departments projects: finding for them ways to still progress, while they wait for the next opportunity at the right level.

In real life, though, very few manage to do so.
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Too Much To Do & Not Enough Done

over_workedThis year has not started easy for me. Lots of work, tough work/life balance, health issues all around…
I have spent most of the time focusing on giving the best answer I could to what was happening and I must confess I somewhat lost sight of the big picture. I was not even really conscious that I had been working on auto-pilot.
If you read my blog, you have probably been able to guess something was going on as I did not issue a single post since my New Year’s wishes…

When you do your best, dealing with daily issues, your best soon turns out to be not enough, though! And this can’t be accepted.
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