When being polite is hiding

When a sentence starts with “Can you …” I become suspicious: Rarely what you read is what is said. Most of the time can you translates into “I know you can, so do”  or simply “DO IT!”.

A list of business friendly ways to say ” I’m creative “

Be Business Creative

Being creative is not something you put on your CV, but you should. Creativity is a welcome addition at any level of a company, specially in leadership positions. Let me give you some more business friendly names for creativity.

Work-life balance in a virtual company

virtual company

The search for the ideal work – life balance has become much thought about, debated and sought after. Working in the field of Executive coaching, we spend significant time with clients understanding ‘what good looks like’.  When we look at our whole lives, what does an ideal work-life balance look like? Read the rest of the article

Flip the coin aka Changing perspective

changing perspective

This is one of the most important article of FrankContrepois.com as the methodology described has changed my life for the best some years ago. I call it flip the coin! Flipping the coin is my way to remember that everything in life can be seen from at least two perspectives and changing perspective has allowed me to see the world through different lenses resulting … Read More

Unpaid overtime – how is it impacting your finances?

unpaid overtime

As an employee, company owner or future entrepreneur, unpaid overtime will play a very important part in your finances, human resources management and success. This article will explore what unpaid overtime means for Entrepreneurs and employees and how it measures your business success.

Doctor says, “You cannot work more than 4 hours a day”. what do you do?

What is important at work

Imagine that you are at the hospital, talking with a doctor about the impact of work on your health. Doctor says, “You cannot work more than 4 hours a day”.  

Live a harmonious LIFE and forget work life balance

LIFE is too complex to be balanced The idea of work/life(style) balance has been extremely useful to introduce priorities and goals outside of work. It is not surprising that work/life balance has gained momentum when the majority of people started to marry for -real- love, when going back home became a positive experience and staying at work to avoid home became the exception. Work/life balance was … Read More

Do you know the seven levels of delegation?

Empower more, share the load, delegate

In “Turn the ship around“, Captain David Marquet, explains how he changed the usual military “leader-follower” style of command into a “leader-leader” approach, transforming his nuclear submarine from the worst one in the US navy to the best one, within a year! One key aspect of this transformation is David’s use of 7 questions and sentences, to empower subordinates, enabling more … Read More

How to make stress your friend

How to make stress your friend

In a TED talk, in June 2013, Kelly McGonigal describes how the way you think about stress influences your body reaction to it, up to the point of having a positive impact on health.

Don’t say sorry, say thank you

Sorry  is translated into “I have failed and I take all the blame”. Why are you taking all the blame when most of the time you’ve not failed, nor offended, nor feel regrets? Moving from a sorry sentence to a thank you sentence is a great way to turn a negative message into a positive one and have a great start with your … Read More