The Feedback Fallacy

The feedback fallacy article from Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall challenges our actual assumptions on feedback. Th later tendencies in management go for transparency and openness to constructive criticism. People are encouraged to give and receive feedback regularly on the assumption that this will drive them towards excellency. The authors point out that studies show Read More …

How good are you at asking questions?

I just participated in the selection process of the Harvard Business Review “McKinsey award for best HBR article” for 2019.  The three  articles nominated for the prize where very interesting, but the one by Alison Wood and Leslie K. John caught my attention because it was about questions.  Are you good at asking questions? Do you Read More …

Be crystal clear when communicating your offer to your customers

That was the final message of last Meetup I attended organized by the Fearless Female Founders group. Madeleine Alvarez, an experienced Business Development Consultant and Trainer, presented us the Personal Model Canvas to help us come with a clear definition of our offer. The aim of her presentation was: Learn how to package your services and products Read More …

Agile Serious Games

I went the other day to an Agile Serious Games session organized by Wemanity, and we did nice exercises to illustrate the values and advantages of Agile Management. If you’re not familiar with the expression ‘serious games’, it’s used when playing a game that has a professional purpose, that makes the participants experience a problem Read More …

4 Behaviors to find new business ideas

I went to an open event at Vlerick, and Prof. Miguel Meuleman gave us a talk on the Entrepreneurial Mindset. He gave us good tips to find business ideas. Based on the six-year study behind the book The innovator’s DNA, he mentioned these 4 discovery activities that the authors have identified as the ones in Read More …

A Good Management strategy is worth!

I am on the Advisory Council of the Harvard Business Review.  Last week I took part in the selection process to choose one article to be the winner of HBR’s most prominent prize, the McKinsey Award. The 3 pre-selected articles were very interesting, bringing advice to companies on what their C-Suite executives must focus (one was Read More …

How our economy is shifting towards network-centric players

I loved this article from the Harvard Business Review: Managing Our Hub Economy,by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani, the authors explain in a very clear way what we are already experiencing in the last decade already at the macro-level economy. The global economy is coalescing around a few digital superpowers. We see unmistakable evidence that Read More …

Using The Past To Discover What The Customer Will Want Next

I loved the article What’s your best innovation bet? by Melissa Schilling in this summer issue of the Harvard Business Review, as it has always been very hard to guess the future: Melissa Schilling says that “By mapping a technology’s past, you can predict what future customers will want.”  For that she explains her method: 1 Read More …

Visual tool for Systems Thinking

Thanks to @PascalMestdach for presenting the visual systems modelling method at the #LeanCampBxl Unconference. This is a very easy management technique to help visualising a complex organisation, and reflect on the dynamics at work when aiming for a particular goal.  A full model of an organisation with all the different perspectives is very hard to do, Read More …

Managing techniques to improve employee’s engagement: build a culture of trust

In a very interesting article in last Harvard Business Review “The neuroscience of trust” by Paul J. Zak. describes how trust works, and its relationship with employee engagement. Then presents eight management behaviors that create a culture of trust as the base to improve productivity through employee engagement. Gallup’s meta-analysis […] shows that high engagement—defined largely as having a Read More …