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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…

  • 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.…