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Le Podcast Le Podcast - Season One

The Anatomy of Peace

In this episode of Le Podcast, John Poelstra and I had a conversation about the book The Anatomy of Peace. John recommended the book in our previous conversation on how (not) to provide feedback. I read it twice and fell in love with it. John mentioned that in Changing Your Team From The Inside, I […]

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Theory X and Theory Y

I had the great pleasure to deliver the closing keynote of Voxxed Days Singapore. During the talk, Going Open, I introduced Douglas McGregor theories on human motivation and management that he developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management  in 1957. The assumption in Theory X is that workers are lazy; they dislike and don’t […]

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Can we be offended by change?

I woke up one morning, and there was a heated conversation on my favorite mailing-list. Someone had made a point that for the annual donation, and among other possible charities, we should pick Sandy Hook Promise. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence. SHP develops and delivers […]

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The Great Dinner Party

You are hosting a dinner party in 8 weeks from now, and you wonder how to make it a great dinner party for you and your guests. First, what is the meaning of “great” for you in that context? If the party is a success what will happen? The answer could be: the guests will […]

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Général International livre

Changer le monde ?

J’avais cet ouvrage dans ma liste de lecture depuis assez longtemps, mais… Bref, j’ai profité qu’il soit disponible sur le stand des goodies de DARE13 (j’en profite que l’idée du stand commun pour tous les goodies de la conférence, ou chaque participant peut venir choisir les goodies qu’il ramènera chez lui est une excellente idée […]