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

Planning trips – Accelerate airport security check

The second article (The ultimate checklist for packing) on planning trips. We all know that one of the most painful moments in plane travel is the airport security check. Remove computers, tablets, shoes, liquids, and something new every month. Accelerating and simplifying security checks helps to have a better trip. Keep it simple This article is for men. Women you … Read More

How a life made of emergencies, alerts and meetings is blurring our vision

An empty table and blurred city lights in the background

For most of us, a day at work is a day of emergencies, alerts and meetings. Instinctively  we all agree that this is not the most efficient and productive way to work, but we are not clear on the impact. What are we missing? What can be done?

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.

Be a successful team, be like an orchestra

Follow the music

All the business books, conferences and experts will talk about the leader leading, the team to be diverse and to hire people smarter than you. But if you ask for examples, you’ll only get confused answers. Yesterday was a Eureka day, I found the analogy that connects -my- dots.

Short definitions – Profit and Loss, Balance sheet and Cash flow

Accounting definition

I’ll try to explain things that took me ages to understand in one line (almost). I hope it will help you avoid my frustration.

A leadership definition that is easy to understand

The best explanation of leadership is a video: link to video Don’t be afraid to be the leader, do things but more importantly SHIP. Your followers are waiting. When you see the good work of someone, be the first follower and create a culture of leaders.  Have a great weekend [reminder]Any thoughts after watching the movie?[/reminder]

Say it, don’t assume it

Say it

Say it! Don’t make judgments on your opinions, don’t assume that you know what other people think, let other think for themselves. Your views are yours, they are worth sharing and they are not for everyone to agree on.

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

How to focus like an Olympian

Athletes and in particular Olympians, focus on getting the right preparation to get the Gold medal. They focus on the goal of feeling the pleasant weight of the gold on their chest and that’s it. This article gives a method of how to focus on the result and how to avoid searching solutions that will never be needed.