Cultural Integration: How to Marry Your Best Enemy

The Europe of past centuries knew all about cementing alliances. Royalty and nobility married their children into one another’s families. Love had little to do with it compared to the political challenges and the future of peoples who were all too often at war. The goal was peace: durable, fruitful peace between heretofore enemies. Sometimes […]

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Another View on Women and Men

I’d like to start a conversation about gender issues in business. And in particular, why there seems to be a belief out there that women need so much special, “only-for-women” support in order to be successful leaders. When I read articles and look at the content of all sorts of courses aimed at women in […]

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Resilience: 4 Energies for Sustainable Performance

Do you remember how at the end of 2009 those who predicted the crisis would be over by the end 2010 were attacked as “pessimists” and “negative thinkers”? And now, here we are in the beginning 2013 and everybody now knows that “crisis” is probably a misnomer because whatever it is, it’s here to stay. […]

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Stormy Weather? Hold your Team Together!

To pass the storm, your team must hold together! End of a stunning year and heading to uncertainty. The right moment to prepare for the 12 months to come: aim at high performance with an engaged team, make use of your team experience, business opportunities and be well equipped to affront potential difficulties ahead. As […]

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Culture Bridging Skills© : Dealing With Diversity in the Big Bad World

I’m struck by the fact that some companies still send people to key positions abroad without ensuring they have the skills to survive in a totally different world and be successful. Of course it often doesn’t work. And the mistake is hugely expensive. Making it internationally takes a whole lot more than making the numbers […]

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