Sunday, 9 July 2017

6 powerful ways to boost your career

Feeling ready to go to the next level in your career, either with your current company or somewhere else? Take the lead and don't wait for the perfect opportunity to come by itself. Here are some areas to explore:

1) Get feedback, especially on your talents and strengths
The way we view ourselves is biaised. Some of us tend to minimize our strengths : since they feel natural and require little effort from us, we might think that everyone has them. Or we are not aware of some obvious weaknesses that everybody else can see.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Dare to become the best version of yourself: short guide to self-coaching

You just had a performance development review with your manager, and his feedback is clear: "You need to be more organized and anticipate better", or maybe "you have to be more convincing with senior management". You have been asked to improve something which is not a technical skill, but rather a so-called soft skill.

Friday, 23 June 2017

8 strategies to boost your positive spirit at work

The most positive people can sometimes find this challenging : how do you manage to stay positive at work when bad news have come in and and when you are surrounded by complainers ? Being positive does not mean denying the existence of difficulties. 

Here are a few tips for you to consider :

Friday, 16 June 2017

6 strategies to build trust with remote colleagues

In the geographically dispersed teams, one of the major difficulties consists in creating a relationship of trust. You cannot force people to trust you, and yet, trust is the essential ingredient which fluidifies the relationships and allows to obtain a true cooperation.
Barriers are multiple: geographical distance which limits the opportunities of 2-way communication and which often means you do not fully understand the local context, cultural distance, language barrier, psychological distance ("they" against "us", headquarters against countries, region A against the region B, etc...)
In this context, it is up to us to be much more proactive to develop a trusting relationship. Here are 6 tips which can help:

Friday, 9 June 2017

8 hot tips for courageous conversations at work

Have you ever wished you had the courage to speak up and engage in a difficult conversation at work? Giving tough feedback to a subordinate, challenging your boss on a highly controversial topic, going to your boss’s boss when you feel you are stuck… these are concrete examples of conversations which might seem daunting but are critical if you aspire to be an authentic leader.