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  • The French storytelling book and the World Business Forum

    In recent weeks, I have been quite busy around with two events: the publication of our recent book in French (with Loïck Roche), and a trip to Buenos Aires to speak at the World Business Forum. Both of these experiences have been interesting and fruitful for me, as they gave me the opportunity to review and reflect on many of

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  • You can, and should, refuse to accept the context (continued)

    Example 3:  A Scandinavian woman studying in France was somewhat dismayed by the attitude some of the people in her building toward garbage and recycling.  In her country, she said, people simply paid far more attention to the separation of waste.  She thought that with a little more effort, they could do something more responsible for society and the environment.

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  • You can, and should, refuse to accept the context

    When we begin to see leadership in terms of influencing the context and the people around you, we quickly realize that leadership opportunities present themselves often in our everyday lives. As I stated previously, I often ask students or executives in seminars to find and talk about leadership events in their own lives.  If they get ‘stuck’ trying to find things

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  • Gandhi’s lessons and our everyday lives

    When I say that we can find inspiration in Gandhi’s story, I mean that we should recognize that the basic leadership decision often stems from an ordinary individual’s refusal to surrender to the context. Gandhi takes his stand against the discrimination he feels, and the injustice he sees, in South Africa.  In leadership seminars, when we discuss events like this

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  • John’s book in French is out!

    Since yesterday the book that John wrote on leadership with co-autor Loïck Roche is available in France. The book is called “Les sept règles du storytelling”. It explains seven clear and simple steps to authentic leadership: how you can discover your own values and beliefs and use your autobiography and life’s stories to inspire other’s.

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  • Lessons from Gandhi

    In my class sessions and conversations with leaders, I often use the story of Gandhi’s experience in South Africa, as it illustrates several of the important lessons I like to highlight. The first lesson is one of courage.  In Gandhi’s reflection about the decision in front of him, he says “I asked my self,  what I should do?”  Of particular

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