Eisenhower Matrix : avoid the emergency trap

How was Eisenhower able to reach so many accomplishments that would have such a lasting impact on his country and the world? He understood the fundamental difference between the "Urgent" and the "Important". Later on, Stephen Covey started from Eisenhower’s insights to create a simple tool to prioritize tasks, now known as the Eisenhower Matrix (also … Continue reading Eisenhower Matrix : avoid the emergency trap

Systemic Delegated Roles : a systemic delegated process coaching tool for running efficient meetings

It is most efficiently used on a regular basis, and not as such in exceptional or "crisis-entered" meetings.  The ultimate function of a system’s meetings, is to permit collective decisions making so as to drive collective action and results.  This will develop transversal teamwork, cooperation and collective ownership of organization processes and results. We want to … Continue reading Systemic Delegated Roles : a systemic delegated process coaching tool for running efficient meetings

Has showing some humanity become so rare that we see it more and more rewarded?

For quite some time now, it seems that I have been “rewarded” for my actions or behavior. Still, I don't think I am more worthy than anyone else, but it looks like I am doing something that impacts so much that I am rewarded. The last reward surprised me so much that I decided to … Continue reading Has showing some humanity become so rare that we see it more and more rewarded?

Managerial innovation, novelty of the moment or necessary re-balancing of an inefficient managerial relationship?

Managerial innovation seems to be present in all conversations as well as in all conferences. Besides, I talk about it and I think about it all the time these days. Today I wonder if we are "innovators", "inno-boasters" or "restorers" of the managerial relationship ? What is clear is that the role of the manager … Continue reading Managerial innovation, novelty of the moment or necessary re-balancing of an inefficient managerial relationship?

“I don’t want to entrust my mind to someone else”​

"I don't want to entrust my mind to someone else" - this is what a friend said to me the other day while we were discussing diets, weight gain and what was probably holding us back in our weight loss programs. A somewhat trivial discussion you could say? Well, yes, except that it becomes a … Continue reading “I don’t want to entrust my mind to someone else”​