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 …

Motivational Tricks for New Year’s resolutions

This article by Ayelet Fishbach in the Harvard Business Review is giving us advice right in time to be used on our New Year’s resolutions! He mentions 4 strategies to motivate yourself:   Design Goals, not chores: chores are those tasks that you don’t enjoy though you may like the outcome (the very explicit example Read More …

The Global View at the European Digital Industry Cup

In October took place the “European Digital Industry Cup” in Croatia. Lovely country, great sailing experience, and above all, great quality of speakers!  They gave us an overview of the global trends in our industry, and in particular I loved the presentation from Claus Kjeldsen, CEO of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies on the “Development of the Read More …

Will there be a recession?

Last Wednesday, at the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, Charlotte de Montpellier, economist at ING, gave a presentation on the view ING has of the global economic situation. It was very interesting, and the big question we were her expecting to answer was: will there be a recession soon?   First, she presented their Read More …

Agile games night: Lost in the Desert

We met again at the Wemanity Agile Tuesdays, and this time I joined the game “Lost in the Desert”, a self organizing exercise. In this game, a group of people (around 8) are supposedly flying through Africa when the plane crashes on a desert.  All of the participants survive the crash, and they find themselves Read More …

The Fourth Age, by Byron Reese

I received a copy of the book The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity for evaluation (thanks again!), and I can tell you that the way it has been written has some great advantages.  The subject of where lead the developments of Artificial Intelligence and robots technology is not easy and 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 …

Are you getting your message across?

Jean-Luc Doumont came last month to the KUL University and delivered a very insightful lecture to rational students and researchers on how to deliver effectively the message on their papers. Effective communication is always difficult, so imagine  when discussing complex subjects, specially if the person delivering the message has been isolated and immersed in that Read More …