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

How to embrace failure and succeed

Be fearless and do

The fear of failure is the reason why the majority of good ideas never become real. This is strange as failing is part of our DNA. Try and fail is how we learn to walk, talk and love. Failing is the natural path toward success. A one year old baby will try and discover things continuously, parents will help and support this … Read More

Are you crossing off someone else’s todo list and ignoring yours?

helping others become smarter

Are you crossing off someone else’s todo list and ignoring yours? Do you need to improve your team performance? Do you plan in delegating more but you don’t know how to start? Stop sending immediate answers.  When you deliver immediate answers, what you are really doing is helping people cross off actions from their todo list and procrastinating what is on your todo … Read More