L’homme qui pleure

Si l’on oublie un instant les chaînes et les fouets, puissants symboles de l’oppression, qu’est-ce que l’esclavage ? C’est un cauchemar que l’on vit en plein milieu du rêve de quelqu’un d’autre ; c’est trimer pour enrichir un autre ; c’est servir d’instrument, uniquement. Êtes-vous libres ? Moi, je ne le suis plus. Je travaille pour payer des factures, sans satisfaction personnelle et sans victoires. Il y a longtemps que j’ai abdiqué ma souveraineté quand j’ai douté de moi-même, obnubilé par le besoin d’argent, et par mes besoins croissants. J’ai autorisé d’autres personnes à déterminer mes actions et le sens de ma réflexion. J’ai … Continue reading L’homme qui pleure

Why I wrote “Teaching for Transformation — Teaching from the Heart”

Why I wrote “Teaching for Transformation — Teaching from the Heart” For a while after each class, a little vexed, my new teammates would ask, “How do you do it? How come people get involved so readily and so intensely in your sessions, and not in ours? The energy is so high, it’s exhausting at times. Why are your classes so popular? I want some of that power, that voodoo stuff. How can I learn? They would sit in the back of the room and observe. And then, they would try and reproduce what they considered techniques, to no avail. … Continue reading Why I wrote “Teaching for Transformation — Teaching from the Heart”

Excerpt from “The Unraveling”

Antoine overheard the conversation between the dean and his teammate. It forced him outside the circle of relevance. It alienated him. The insult injured his sense of belonging, and instantly made him the ‘other’. Overwhelmed, fighting the urge to jump out of his skin, caught between the fear of losing his mind and the fear of losing his job, he repressed his knee-jerk inclination to confront, and instead cowered in his chair. Antoine knew those voices, and tingling with resentment, slowly, robotically pricked his distressed body to check and verify. He saw their backs moving away toward the conference room. … Continue reading Excerpt from “The Unraveling”

How we think matters

If you do belong as I suspect to the tribe called ‘the creatives’, then your job is not exactly to support anybody, but to lead the way through your service; to inspire employees to think more creatively as they tackle complex problems. You have a responsibility, and it is to remain true to your calling, to never forget who you are and what you stand for. Remain immersed in conviction, Wholehearted, become bigger and authentically YOU. It is only when you walk the talk, live a life of immersion in your values and embody your purpose that you stand a … Continue reading How we think matters

How to Become a Transformational Leader

If you expect consistent, across the board performance beyond expectations from employees, how do you prime the pump? Transformational leaders know how to get above average results on a consistent basis. When you think of a mushroom, what comes to mind? If you answered ‘fungus’ and ‘dirt,’ you are right! Where do mushrooms grow? Certainly not in direct sunlight, right? Yes, in darker, moist or humid places. They thrive on manure. Fungi have an important role in the decomposition of organic matter. Along with bacteria, they are the major decomposers in most ecosystems. What does the expression mushroom management conjure … Continue reading How to Become a Transformational Leader