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A fashionable K.I.S.S.

A fashionable K.I.S.S.

Two years… It has been two years one of my clients has been “working” on a project, and it is still not resolved. Two years to choose a “simple” shirt as part of the company uniform (and identity). Here I come, and the expectations are…

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My Ethics and their Ego

My Ethics and their Ego

Is that a question? Should this be in opposition? Or even compared? All of us may not share the same values, yet I believe, from a Western world perspective at least, we all know the right from the not-so-right. The question lies in the manner…

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Tough to be new?

Tough to be new?

That is what I thought when one of my clients decided to go with a supplier he knew, over a newbie with his aggressive pricing proposal. Not that I was shocked, as my client wanted to ensure the selected supplier was actually going to make…

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Playing cool

Playing cool

Working as part of a team can be tough, yes: composing with diversities of personalities while managing multiple projects at the same time can make some situations more delicate than others. And confrontation (ooh, strong and bad word) comes into play. Not fun, obviously. Mind…

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Got grit?

Got grit?

Grit? What grit? The type of sand the Scots used in Upper Canada to make mortar? Hailee Steinfeld’s or Kim Darby’s stubborn character in the Coen Brothers film? Maybe that is the courage one shows when facing difficulties. Or a bit of all of the…

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Checking the world pulse

Checking the world pulse

Responding after a disaster such as the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan last week or the earthquake in Haiti early 2010 requires a strict logistics procedure. It is not about paperwork: not when the emergency response team gets to the location, that would be too late,…

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The essence of time

The essence of time

Welcome to the XXIst. century, where almost everything needs to be measured, counted for and tracked, as meticulously as possible. Did Abraham Maslow do our era a favour? What he defined as fundamental in life moved to the business section, and Time has fallen into one of the…

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The idea of transparency

The idea of transparency

Attending a conference call with enthusiastic consultants today made me think a bit harder about Perception: I know, it is rather subjective. The question brought up to the table came back in the conversation: as consultants, are we consistently driving the right perception to the…

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