HR is powerless!

I have been meaning to write this article for ages and not daring to say some obvious truths about organizations and how they think as a collective. Since the work that I do is on the “soft” human side, it has often been associated with HR, but a great number of my work to change organizations is not ordered by HR. And the best programmes that I do are not sponsored by HR, they are backed by CEOs themselves, Executive Committees and high level management. In many instances I have found that HR is powerless! Continue reading “HR is powerless!”

Mechanics of emotions

… And why engineers can be great at dealing with emotions at work, once they get the manual.

I presented this TED-like talk for the Airbus Group Leadership University’s trainer day, held in Toulouse on 11 December 2014. In this short talk, I wanted to present to my peers a few perspectives on how to bring soft subjects like “emotions at work” to engineers, since a vast majority of Airbus managers we train come from an engineering background. The pedagogy for engineers needs to be very coherent from the title “mechanics of emotions” to the metaphors (engine), the language and the concrete cases and tools. Continue reading “Mechanics of emotions”

Promouvoir la carrière des femmes

Je viens de boucler un programme pilote de formations visant à promouvoir la carrière des femmes d’une entreprise leader mondial du transport maritime. Malgré un format court, la formation a été bien reçue et surtout a commencé à déclencher des changements positifs pour les 40 femmes qui ont pu y participer. Pour un changement culturel, il faudra bien plus qu’une formation pour faire bouger les choses, mais il faut bien commencer quelque part et faire les premiers pas. Continue reading “Promouvoir la carrière des femmes”

Training and development trends in large corporations

Reviewing our latest missions and discussions with large corporations such as: Airbus, Alcatel Lucent, CEA, CMA-CGM, Eurocopter, Gemalto, Pernod Ricard, and Renault, in 2013 here are the main 3 trends that keep coming back in our perspective… Continue reading “Training and development trends in large corporations”

Transition professionnelle

Depuis très longtemps je m’intéresse à ce passage, ce moment (plus ou moins long) pendant lequel, nous ne sommes plus vraiment attachés à l’état précédent mais pas encore dans le nouvel état. Comme lorsque l’on prend l’avion, nous avons quitté la ville de départ mais ne sommes pas encore arrivés à notre destination. Ces moments peuvent être dans notre vie, des moments de stress, d’anticipation positive ou négative, de peur, de joie, ou même de tristesse. Continue reading “Transition professionnelle”