Culture

Leading flexible teams to do the best work of their lives

Over the past two years, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant acceleration of a set of trends impacting how we work. These include the advent of broadband access at home, the proliferation of easy-to-use SAAS tools, and demographic changes in the labor force. Companies dealing with these forced changes tend to …

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Why building a corporate venture arm for your company

Driving innovation is one of the main priorities of every leader. Yet, it’s not so easy doing it in a very competitive market or in a conservative industry. One of the most effective ways to build an innovative company is to build a corporate venture arm. That’s, for example, what Shell did back in 1998.  …

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Why I should’ve said no to fix the company culture

Company culture is not a toy that you can “fix”. Yet, how many times have you heard leaders asking their managers to fix people’s behaviors?  I remember when that happened to me as a manager earlier in my career. After one year in that company, I was promoted to lead an important department in a …

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Surprising lessons from the science of motivation

It’s harder today to keep motivation strong and sustained, due partly to the decrease in organized and structured work environments. Many people are encountering a negative impact on their ability to reach their own goals, given higher levels of distraction. For episode 044 of ‘The World Class Leaders Show’ podcast, I was thrilled to discuss …

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Why employees resist to change and how to turn them into advocates

Change doesn’t happen if you don’t understand first why people resist change.  Yet, many great change initiatives fail because leaders struggle to understand the causes of internal resistance and its impact on implementation.  Here’s the good news. Resistance can be dealt with if you know what causes it. Why resistance is just a step in …

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