Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Le modèle classique d’organisation de l’entreprise, directement issu des traditions militaire ou ecclésiastique, conduit à mettre en avant la figure du dirigeant héros ou sauveur. Par voie de conséquence, le mode de relation avec les membres de l’organisation est forcément monarchique, voire autocratique. Il est temps de changer de paradigme et de promouvoir le leader qui renverse le sens de la relation, se mettant au service de ses troupes, elles-mêmes au service d’un projet. Au-delà de la grave crise conjoncturelle qui a affecté ces dernières années beaucoup d’entreprises et d’organisations, celles-ci sont aujourd’hui de plus en plus confrontées à une crise «structurelle» des modes de management. Elle se […]

VUCA

VUCA

VUCA : former les managers à l’incertitude VUCA est-il un énième acronyme dans le jargon des managers toujours friands d’anglicismes ? Au-delà de l’effet de mode que ces quatre lettres suscitent, le « VUCA world » met en lumière la difficulté de la prise de décisions dans un environnement complexe et incertain. VUCA, ce sont quatre termes : Volatility (Volatilité), Uncertainty (Incertitude), Complexity (Complexité) et Ambiguity (Ambiguité) donc 4 types de problématiques qui demandent chacune des réponses.   Enregistrer

The neuroscience of trust

The neuroscience of trust

The neuroscience of trust Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a strong connection with one’s work and colleagues, feeling like a real contributor, and enjoying ample chances to learn—consistently leads to positive outcomes for both individuals and organizations. The rewards include higher productivity, better-quality products, and increased profitability. So it’s clear that creating an employee-centric culture can be good for business. But how do you do that effectively? Culture is typically designed […]

Theory U and opticism

Theory U and opticism

Theory U and opticism “A case for optimism” is an inspiring video by Tiffany Shlain. Opticism is optimism with a healthy dose of skepticism: a “questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.” Let’s become an “opticist”: Let’s not be naive, but let’s focus consciously on the half full glass and see how we can fill it even further… The world in general has become less violent, but watching the news things seem to have become worse. When we look at negative things all the time, they could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We may become discouraged and act […]

Cultivating Collaboration: Don’t Be So Defensive! | Jim Tamm

Cultivating Collaboration: Don’t Be So Defensive! | Jim Tamm

Cultivating Collaboration: Don’t Be So Defensive! / Jim Tamm Ever see red? It’s called being defensive, and turns out, it is the single greatest inhibitor to true collaboration. Jim Tamm shares years of experience in getting out of the red zone and cultivating a « green zone » attitude. Jim Tamm is a former law professor and senior administrative law judge for the state of California. He mediated nearly 2,000 employment disputes and handed down legal decisions that impacted national labor policy. He’s worked for 40 years in the field of alliance building and conflict resolution, and is an expert in building collaborative workplace environments. He’s the author of “Radical Collaboration,” published […]

Plénitude

Plénitude

Plénitude As described in an earlier blog post, we visited Frederic Laloux earlier this year in Brussels. This meeting was nothing like you would expect a meeting to be like. The first sign that it was going to be different was the fact that we were invited to share a dinner with him and his wife at their home. So, we headed towards Brussels with our stomachs empty and our heads filled with expectations. Once we arrived in Brussels at his doorstep, Frederic enthusiastically opened the door and welcomed us in. We entered the house and met Helene, his wife, in the living room. According to Dutch habit, we went out to greet her with […]