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4 Ways Women Can Break Barriers by Breaking the Rules
by / on 17/05/2018 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

4 Ways Women Can Break Barriers by Breaking the Rules

One evening in February 2016, writer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay met with two top Disney executives about the possibility of directing an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel A Wrinkle in Time. DuVernay, 44 at the time, had overcome many challenges to reach that moment. She had launched her career 12 years earlier with no connections — she just picked up a […]

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Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation
by / on 11/05/2018 at 09:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

In every conversation at work, there’s the explicit discussion happening — the words being spoken out loud — and the tacit one. To be successful in most organizations, it’s important to understand the underlying conversations and reactions that people in the room are having. But if you aren’t picking up on those subtle cues, how can you learn to do […]

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What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women
by / on 03/05/2018 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women

The conversation about the treatment of women in the workplace has reached a crescendo of late, and senior leaders—men as well as women—are increasingly vocal about a commitment to gender parity. That’s all well and good, but there’s an important catch. The discussions, and many of the initiatives companies have undertaken, too often reflect a faulty belief: that men and […]

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Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s
by / on 03/05/2018 at 11:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s

Mindfulness is now seen as a crucial skill in business. Meditation practices have the capacity to calm the mind, relax the body, boost resilience, and even increase situational awareness. The study of mindfulness — often defined as paying attention, nonjudgmentally and on purpose — is a regular part of the creativity and wellness culture at firms around the world. But although mindfulness may seem to be […]

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The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.
by / on 23/04/2018 at 09:00 / in Harvard Business Review

The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Today the most successful companies don’t just outcompete their rivals. They redefine the terms of competition by embracing one-of-a-kind ideas in […]

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On ne trouve pas sa raison d’être, on la construit
by / on 18/04/2018 at 17:30 / in Harvard Business Review

On ne trouve pas sa raison d’être, on la construit

Commencez par donner du sens à tout ce que vous faites. « Comment trouver ma raison d’être ? » Depuis que Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia et moi avons publié « Passion & Purpose », il y a six ans, j’ai reçu des centaines de questions – de jeunes et de moins jeunes – sur la raison d’être. Nous cherchons tous notre raison d’être. La plupart […]

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La génération Z, plus fidèle à l’équipe qu’à l’entreprise
by / on 16/04/2018 at 10:00 / in Harvard Business Review

La génération Z, plus fidèle à l’équipe qu’à l’entreprise

La génération Z, portée par la quatrième révolution industrielle, impose un renouveau du management. Une des thématiques clés du bouleversement entraîné par la génération Z (née après 1995) est son rapport à la fidélité, ses membres étant qualifiés de  « zappeurs » dans le monde du travail. Selon une étude réalisée par Ipsos fin 2017 pour la plateforme Revolution@Work, 64% des jeunes français […]

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Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans
by / on 09/04/2018 at 11:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. Buthave they produced a plan with a strategy? At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board members and CEOs to middle […]

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Is the Confidence Gap Between Men and Women a Myth?
by / on 29/03/2018 at 18:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Is the Confidence Gap Between Men and Women a Myth?

How working women are kept from positions of influence and power is by now well-documented by scientists and journalists alike. While the research has not been specifically remedy-directed, where gender-based bias has been discovered some have sought to counter it with HR policy changes, training, awareness campaigns, equal opportunity legislation, and more. No small part of these countermeasures have been […]

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Pour en finir avec le management impatient
by / on 26/03/2018 at 11:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Pour en finir avec le management impatient

On parle sans cesse de mode projet, de coopération et de transversalité. En réalité, les salariés n’ont jamais été aussi isolés. Il est un constat vers lequel nombre d’analyses convergent depuis quelques années : l’idéologie du court terme et de l’accélération a restructuré la nature même du travail. Les carrières durables ont été remplacées par l’hyper flexibilité des tâches. « Ici les […]

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