A successful out-placement

A successful out-placement

Jean Dugas: I’m here with James Dillon, an experienced and certified coach based in Paris. James handles many challenges, including coaching a leader who is in out-placement. As HR officer, I’ve seen that situations in this context can be difficult. But you said you had an example of how it turned out well…

So James, tell me about this assignment.

James: The Sales Director was mad. But this had little to do with me.

He was angry about his situation, being forced into an out-placement.

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Managers greatly contribute to a successful human resources policy

Managers greatly contribute to a successful human resources policy

Managers greatly contribute to a successful human resources policy

James Dillon: Today, I am interviewing Jean Dugas, an experienced interim HR manager. His specialty is to support French subsidiaries of foreign Groups.

James: Jean, you have this approach where managers can contribute greatly to a successful HR policy;

As interim HR manager, I have a strong belief, which has increased since I gained more and more experience, and this is that best added value in HR management does not come from the HR managers themselves but, most of the time,

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How to say Yes! to more effective project teams

How to say Yes! to more effective project teams

Your project teams are not very efficient? You never seem to reach your goals with them?

Your company has done a splendid job of recruiting highly qualified engineers. Yet your projects accumulate long delays and you cannot control your costs. What is going on, you wonder.

 

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James Dillon discusses management and motivation with Guenter Umbach

James Dillon discusses management and motivation with Guenter Umbach

I really enjoyed the challenge of sitting down recently with my German colleague, Guenter Umbach, and discussing key management principles. Such discussions enable us as coaches to sharpen our approaches and values.

I am eager to know who will be the next consultant or coach who would like to record an exchange on practices with me. The theme I chose for my side of the bargain with Guenter was the notion of contract in participative management.

 

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Discussion with Guenter Umbach

Discussion with Guenter Umbach

During his recent visit to Paris, my German friend, Guenter Umbach, challenged me to sit down and record what each of us thought about team and project management. An expert in marketing for pharmaceutical companies, Guenter expresses very clearly what he considers key priorities for managers who want to succeed with their teams.

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