• Career

    Change resistance

    Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. It is a simple rule In today’s Western world we strive for stability. Something unexpected happens at work = put a process on it. Tie it up and get a handle on it. We’ve…

  • Career

    The rules to follow when you change jobs

    Three months ago I started a new role with a new company. It is also listed on the French market and its activities span the globe. It has been an odd experience, going from a place of absolute mastery to…

  • Career

    The Tao of Leadership

    A few years ago I was asked to give a talk on Leadership to a class of HEC MBA students. I hadn’t done that before, and Leadership is an immensely broad topic, so the first thing I asked was what was the…

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    Career

    Emotional Intelligence at work – what is it?

    You might have heard of this concept before – Emotional Intelligence. I started hearing people talking about it years ago and it is becoming more important as a conversation element when talking about talent and leadership. In fact I believe…

  • Career

    Leading in adversity

      In the West we tend to search for stability. Stability in our lives, stability at work, stability in our finances. We see it all around us as we search for a rhythm in our lives. Wake up at 6.30am,…

  • Career

    How to become a Global or International leader

    Here is an interesting question: “To successfully lead a global company do you have to have lived in another country?” To really understand how countries differ from one another you have to immerse yourself, at least once, in another culture.…

  • Career

    Evaluating that Internal move

    Every senior executive will experience it: that moment that you start talking seriously about that next move internally. We all know that once you get to the C-suite, moving up or around gets a lot harder. There is, by definition,…

  • Life

    The New Normal

    This year, already mid-way through, has turned out to be something for the record books for Europe. I wonder how we will look back at 2016 a few years from now? Is this the start of the “new normal” or…