Agility versus moroseness

Agility versus moroseness

Charlie Hebdo has just launched the “Charlie Contest” for young people from 12 to 22 years old, which will be awarded in June 2016. leprixcharlie.fr/

To promote this excellent idea, Riss, Charlie’s Editor in Chief, has proposed that they start off with “and if we replaced the Bac by…” This is the highly traditional French High School exam that separates the wheat from the chafe.

What a great tantalizer that provides all of us with a clean slate to stimulate our agility.

Here’s just such a hook I’d like to put on Twitter et al to stimulate myself! “And if we replaced all the complaining about Globalization by…”

My dear French colleagues love sticking me in predicaments... 

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Ready for 2016?

Ready for 2016?

Want a thrilling challenge in 2016? All you have to do is visit... 

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The Servant-Manager

The Servant-Manager

The Servant-Manager

You’ve watched Cirque du Soleil with the gymnasts who do a special floor exercise. One of them shoulders all of the weight of the other performers, who form a carefully balanced pyramid.

It does not escape your attention that this pyramid is inverted.

Each gymnast must be completely focused on maintaining their team’s overall equipoise. There is a tipping point that could trigger a collapse.

The key performer is the immensely strong man who provides the foundation and exerts a tremendous effort under weight far exceeding his own. We cannot imagine how he handles the pressure. 

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Want more lift-off with your meetings?

Want more lift-off with your meetings?

Try Team Management Systems (TMS)

Who hasn’t, figuratively speaking, shed tears out of boredom and frustration coming out of a professional meeting?

Yes, of course there are all the ways in the world to prepare for a meeting. One that comes to mind is TOP: Theme, Objective and Plan. But simply setting up a logical framework is not enough. The egos around the table blow it away and go to work on defending their territory and prerogatives. The meeting facilitator who thinks he or she is going to get away with just depending on common sense and good faith by using a straight-forward agenda is about to run headlong into a brick wall.

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4 key steps in negotiating to improve your business deals

4 key steps in negotiating to improve your business deals

EMERGING STEP is pleased to feature John TIMS, an expert in negotiating...

4 key steps in negotiating to improve your business deals

Success in business negotiations depends mainly on one's willpower and, even more importantly, the perception of it by other party.

Developing one's willpower requires determination, intelligence, stamina and, most importantly, the well-founded knowledge of oneself and one's position in the marketplace.

The last criteria is fundamental in that it will allow you to lead/drive the negotiating process, a key success factor.

The following article will provide you four easy steps to help make a quantum jump in your negotiating abilities:

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