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As a manager, how do you let go of your expert posture?

Mar 25, 2020

When you become a manager, it is inevitable to make a change of state of mind, to go from being an expert to a manager who coaches and gives a vision to his team. This change is easier said than done. Generally speaking, all managers with whom we collaborate understand the benefits of this change. However, the application is not so simple,...

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Why is empathy an essential skill for a manager?

Mar 25, 2020

Empathy is THE skill to develop for a manager. It's not just me saying it! This is the observation of the American consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI), which has surveyed more than 15,000 leaders in 300 companies across 18 countries for more than a decade. A report it published in 2016 indicated that the leadership skill...

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Why is mindfulness essential in a management team?

Mar 25, 2020

Often our focus in an organization is on results, so we are under pressure to be productive at all times. This often prevents us from taking the time to think about the added value we want to bring. In this context, as a management team, we may have the reflex to focus more on what needs to be accomplished and less on who we need to be as...

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What is your Strategic HR Professional USC?

Feb 24, 2020

Most of the HR professionals that I work with are very busy, they have busy days with long lists of tasks to accomplish, to which are added daily renewed emergencies. Does that sound familiar? In this context, we address the first file that lands on our desk without question and we dive into operations. But is it in this operational whirlwind...

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What is your executive committee’s USC?

Feb 20, 2020

What is your role in the organization as a steering committee? What is your vision? Have you taken the time to think about it? During my experiences as a coach, I realized that executive committees are often either very strategic or very operational, depending on their context. Which side are you on? Do you think you work at the right...

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Why is it important to define your USC as a new manager?

Feb 20, 2020

Are you currently transitioning from a professional to a management position? Or have you recently experienced this type of transition? Have you reviewed your Unique Strategic Contribution (USC)? Unsurprisingly, taking on a new management role requires several adjustments in terms of your priorities to focus your attention on and your state...

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What is your Unique Strategic Contribution?

Feb 12, 2020

Through my many coachings and management experiences, I have come to develop what I call the Unique Strategic Contribution to help leaders focus on the impact they want to create. In fact, through my experiences, I have come to realize that many leaders experience the same struggle, that is to say...

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What is the leadership style of a good manager?

Feb 11, 2020

What leadership style do you think makes you a better manager? I hear some people say it's the coach leadership style, others say it's the visionary or the democratic. In fact, you're all somewhat right, but you don't have the right answer! It is by using several leadership styles, alternately according to the context, that you become a better...

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How can social styles help you avoid communication issues?

Oct 07, 2019

Do you ever have communication issues with some of your team members and wonder why? Do certain individuals misunderstand your message? Or do your communications sometimes fail to achieve the desired results? Do some individuals feel they are missing information after you’ve communicated it to them?  You may not share the same social...

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How to convince a manager that he must manage change 

Jul 22, 2019

Despite all the knowledge, experience and skills we can have in change management as an HR professional, what makes the difference is the manager’s leadership with employees who are experiencing said change. As HR professionals, we must primarily focus our efforts on what follows. Our role is to help...

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