A father should kneel

A father should kneel Important conversations happen between peers. As a father of a 4-year-old son, this means that when I listen to my child, I kneel. The message I want to send is: I’m listening only to you, I care about you, and what you want to tell me. Keeling is the right thing to do for a father; it’s also the … Read More

Don’t be the next prey! Thoughts for separationists and isolationists.

In nature, if you are alone, you are the next prey. Being together is a tactic used by both predators and preys. For good reasons: being together is the, best way to survive. Millions of years of tests and evolutions cannot be wrong. In wars. Having alliances is the most efficient way to win the war or to avoid it. In … Read More

Read this if you feel that every day is a fire fighting and important stuff is left for when it is too late.

Do you recognise your day? Eight in the morning, good energy level, ready for a productive day. In my head a list of 10 things I will achieve today! Nine in the morning, starting the day. Turning on the computer and discovering 100+ unread emails, 10 chat messages and 2 post-its Noon, time to eat, and the feeling that I’ve not … Read More

The stress of having time

having time

“I don’t have time” is the main excuse to explain why we don’t do fitness, learn a new language, play golf, learn to paint, read… The list of things we want to do is always expanding and is often a source of regrets. But what happens when there is time, after retirement or success in business for example? In this … Read More

Patience – a rarely used leadership skill

Use patience

The culture of leadership is about doing, doing more, more efficiently and for longer periods. Patience is not on any recommended skill list, but it should. The higher you get, the more patience you must have. The higher you get, the more patience you need Patience is not something you put on your CV, but if you are an executive, you … Read More

One trick to be more confident during an interview

You have lots of power during the hiring process If you are not going to an interview because you are not ready to quit, then stop over-thinking and go! An interview is a negotiation, and you have power.

Vanity metrics of a blog – lean startup methodology

Searching for gold

In the last weeks I read  [amazon text=The Lean Startup&asin=0670921602], a very good book with lots of take away. Today I want to write about how I’m applying the best practices of the book to FrankContrepois.com.  One of the fundamental topic of the lean startup is the measure of success. Are my metrics measuring success toward the blog’s goals or are they vanity metrics that look … Read More

Simon Sinek – how great leaders inspire action

If you don’t know Simon Sinek this Ted talk is the best way to start. His moto “start with why” has change the way people thing about life and business. It’s one of the most popular TED talks with more than 26M views.