Got a kick-ass project on a tight deadline with a growing team? Can you be too positive?

July 31, 2013

Sorry about the uber-long headline. I am sure you get the picture. Yesterday I was sharing my view about a huge project we are working on with a new set of collaborators when I got stopped in my tracks by a colleague. He felt I was being “too positive” by telling them I thought our […]

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Are you easy to work with?

September 29, 2011

Have you ever realized that some people just get help from everyone? Colleagues want to work with them and collaborate in any way possible. Their work becomes better and naturally creative as more and more people include them. They learn fast and become resourceful as they find themselves involved in different projects. So, how do […]

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The end of dissent is such bad news!

April 12, 2011

Be afraid. When everyone is agreeing with you on all counts, day in and day out, there is something extremely wrong. Such contentment must be a sign of very bad news. Could it be possible that everyone has finally seen the light and is ready to embrace your truth as the one and only? Beware […]

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Saying Goodbye, Part Two: Left Behind

April 21, 2010

Last week we explored the issue of leaving from the leader’s perspective, when it is precisely the leader who leaves. But what about those left behind in the organization? Filling the void and learning how to carry on after letting some valued colleagues or trusted leaders go can prove to be a lofty undertaking, both […]

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Working Wisely

March 23, 2010

When I speak about wisdom in the framework of Aspirations Theory, I often ask the audience to name one person they know who is wise. I am always touched by their answers as they mention a grandparent, an older family member, a parent, a friend, or even their children as one of the wisest they know. […]

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Embracing Disagreement: No Offense!

January 21, 2010

It used to be that disagreement was valued. Having someone counter your thoughts, after all, allows you to refine them, challenge them, figure them out. Constructive disagreement, dissent, dialogue and discussion are a great way of putting the status quo to the test. But do we listen? It seems to me that in many settings […]

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On Work, Play and True Engagement.

July 5, 2009

I like my collaborators to have a life! I’ll contribute to this as much as I can. I Also like them to love work and be inspired! We do that together. I admit I have sometimes had to bite my lip and remind myself what I want from them. The old ways seep in and […]

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