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The key success factors for co-development groups within a company

The key success factors for co-development groups within a company
Creating a co-development group within a company gives employees a new way to grow: learn from their individual experience and that of others. This is an opportunity to strengthen ties within the company and thus strengthen the sense of belonging by breaking down the silos that might exist. Many benefits, of...
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EMOTIONS, HOW TO EXPRESS THEM AT WORK?

EMOTIONS, HOW TO EXPRESS THEM AT WORK?
Joy, anger, frustration, fear, anxiety emotions are natural phenomenon part of any human being, as such we all have emotions of our own. Society in general and the business world in particular are not fond of emotional demonstrations. Since childhood, we have learned, through our education and our culture, not to...
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Tips to a successful job search abroad

Tips to a successful job search abroad
Looking for a job is always disruptive. Looking for a job abroad can be daunting. Our clients assume that looking for a job, as a foreigner, is the same as in their home country. Not quite! And a lot of them are all at sea with it. If you want to...
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TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION IN EXPATRIATION

When the expatriation is planned, the transition often occurs before the real change. During this stage of pre-transition, a lot of questions are raised: Where are we going to live? What is the best school for the kids? When are we going to settle there? What if both of us want...
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New Year. New Career!

New Year. New Career!
Did you make any New Year resolutions? .. I don’t think they really work and definitely prefer a more practical perspective. I like to concentrate on what events had a real impact on my life last year and also what I enjoyed – then I try to do it again. Nevertheless,...
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How to succeed your international mobility? Beat the challenge of repatriation!

  Going back home after an international assignment is more than often a key challenge, both for employee and employer. Indeed, about 60% of returning employees quit their company within a year after their return. How to succeed this transition and get the most of the global mobility? : to learn more and discuss on...
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The Art of Resilience

The Art of Resilience
As Executive coach, I have often wondered: how come some individuals recover easily and fast after demotion, lay off, bankruptcy... This question also rises regularly to me for people who face other difficulties of life: divorce, serious illness, and natural disasters... Is this related to personality, form of intelligence, genetic predisposition,...
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LOW SELF-ESTEEM: IT IS TIME TO DECLUTTER

LOW SELF-ESTEEM: IT IS TIME TO DECLUTTER
Low self-esteem is a negative evaluation of oneself. During coaching session many people admit that they suffer from a low self-esteem, more or less controlled, disturbing more or less their daily life. Furthermore we all know people who seem incredibly self-confident. But “Seem” does not mean “Be” and presuming about others'...
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TIME FOR A REAL BREAK? LET'S TRY DETOX DECISION!

This year-end, we all look forward to a good break, releasing tension and work pressure of recent months. A major cause of our fatigue and stress is the number of decisions that we have to make, estimated at seventy per day according to a recent study by Columbia University.  As Barry...
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DECISION AND OPPORTUNITY

DECISION AND OPPORTUNITY
Nowadays if you want to organise something, you will likely read a thousand testimonials, identify pros and cons and compare pictures, prices or contents. I admit that sometimes looking for a hotel can easily become a nightmare! Companies like Tripadvisor are quite smart to surf on the wave of our difficulty to...
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WOULD NETWORKING MAKE YOU MORE POWERFUL FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

More than often, networking in organization is associated with negative feelings: the idea of “using” relationship is linked with the idea of “ taking advantage of someone or of a situation to get a personal benefit”. However, all organizations have people who are networking in a meaningful way in order to...
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ARE THE EXPATRIATE FRENCH ENTREPRENEURS THE NEW ADVENTURERS?

  Several articles in France and abroad are debating on the subject. In fact nowadays they take a big part on the stature and influence of France and run contrary of all the French bashing clichés. I would like to point out two facts. Firstly, more and more French entrepreneurs are...
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“WHEN WORK IS A PLEASURE, LIFE IS A JOY. WHEN WORK IS A DUTY, LIFE IS SLAVERY” MAXIM GORKY

Following this quote, some people decide to take charge of their professional life by assessing what they are good or not good at, what they like to do, what motivates them and what brings sense to their professional life. Therefore, as explained in the previous posts, career assessment is an efficient...
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ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS IN 2014!

To kick off the New Year, promises of change are always made but, as long as time passes, barely kept. Why not this year make the dreams come true? What could help? Coaching is one of the processes, which can help you to achieve your goals in 2014. How can it...
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HENCE THE NEED TO STRICTLY DEFINE THE COACHING OBJECTIVES

HENCE THE NEED TO STRICTLY DEFINE THE COACHING OBJECTIVES
Let me compare the coaching SMART objectives with a sport challenge. 3 months ago a client decided to enhance his sport ability thereby complementing his professional objectives. In June he signed up for a 10 km race. His "big picture" was this race. He wanted to be ready. What was important for...
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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK TO GET A JOB

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK TO GET A JOB
A lot of people who have found a job make the same observation: they found a job, but they also got lucky. How can you be the right person at the right place at the right time? How can you be open to serendipity (a chance encounter that leads to a happy...
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TIME HAS CHANGED ON THE LABOUR MARKET

TIME HAS CHANGED ON THE LABOUR MARKET
One used to find a job in a company and used to be an employee for his whole professional life. Nowadays, lifetime employment is nearly dead, and thereby the traditional career. And slowly the concept of employment has moved to “employability”. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), employability is “one’s...
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HOW TO TAKE ON A NEW CHALLENGING POSITION IN AN INTERCULTURAL ENVIRONMENT?

Just assigned to a new position in a new country and already facing high expectations of your company! As everything must go fast, you are on the starting block to understand cultural challenges, to handle with headquarter pressures and to adapt yourself to your new position and new personal life. Hereafter...
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WHY IS IT BETTER TO TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT?

When change occurs, the typical response is to find quickly a new balance around it. Indeed, it is hard to cope with uncertainty, and we all know that daily routine brings reference points and psychological safety. Therefore, there is a natural rush to fix the new situation. However, we all have...
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PROFESSIONAL TRANSITION

Expatriation is often linked with questioning about the next step in our professional path. It may lead to the selection of a different professional life, new experimentation, pause, self reinvention… But how does this process work? Is there any magic solution, which suddenly brings clarity about the professional future? Not at...
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