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    Life

    Are you living a Rockstar life?

    When I was growing up I studied art and literature at school. I wrote poetry and I devoured book after book, after book. I dreamed of being a writer. I dreamed of telling people stories. Telling them my stories. Those…

  • Career

    7 ways to get a promotion

    How do you get a promotion? It is an essential question but one I haven’t been often asked. I progressed rapidly in my career up to Chief Financial Officer of a 15.000 people listed company, and yet how I moved…

  • Career

    Is being a CFO stressful?

      I often get asked this question: “Isn’t your role as CFO stressful?” It comes up second, just before the classic : “What is a CFO?” I’ve seen my role change over the years that I have been doing it.…

  • 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…