The illusion of objectivity
Reflexive thinking is indispensable to react and make decisions efficiently, but may also distort our perception and ossify our way of thinking. How can we avoid being trapped in our cognitive illusions?
The art of negotiation: A delicate balance
Negotiations are not just power struggles. The most beneficial agreements are obtained by also seeking ways to best respond to the interests of the other party. How can you manage this delicate balance?
Develop charisma and presence
Self-confidence is indispensable to inspiring trust. But it is seriously challenged by the daily life of organizations… How can you be seen as more credible, more authentic and more convincing?
Collaborate… but not too much!
In today’s working environment that favors teamwork, concentrating has become a challenge. It is nonetheless a factor of productivity and well-being. How can you give everyone the possibility to secure periods of real concentration?
Grab attention… and keep it!
In the era of infobesity and chronic distraction, how can you grab the attention of your audience and retain it over time? Understanding the psychological and cognitive underpinnings of attention is invaluable to achieve this goal.
Secure your strategic decisions
Many decision-making errors derive from reflexes that lead to form a truncated view of reality. How can we avoid this risk? By engaging in debate that allows us to confront different viewpoints.
Aim for excellence in your managerial practices
How can you find the right combination of the various components that constitute the quality of managerial practices? Following Google’s example, you can take inspiration from methods used in operational excellence and experimental science.
Be more serene at work
We do not lack occasions to feel annoyed in our work life! In the long run, these annoyances undermine the satisfaction we derive from our work and hurt our performance. How can we manage them without being overly affected?
Remain effective under pressure
Pressure is often regarded as stimulating—but beyond a certain threshold, it becomes debilitating. What strategies can you implement to keep all your faculties in high-stress situations?
From manager to leader
High-performing managers are sometimes surprised when they don’t get a promotion or are evaluated below their expectations. Indeed, even in operational positions, managers must demonstrate leadership qualities such as strategic perspective, the ability to influence others and to lead change.
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