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 …

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 …

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 …

Will 2018 be the year of the “Digital Startup”?

Hi, As with any end of the year,  it’s time to reflect on the achievements of the year and look forward to the fresh new year. The holiday season is also a time to reconnect with family, friends and why not with our business. As part of that exercise, one of the project we launched, Read More …

Useful tips on video communication

Last week we had a lovely time at Le Chatelain Hotel for the Christmas drink organized by the Professional Women International association.  They had invited Viviana Siclari and Bruno Souverbie, who gave us nice tips to do videos. Very interesting subject, as short videos are being used to do marketing clips to promote a new Read More …