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

[TED] The single business reason why startup succeed

Here is an interesting TED video to prioritize your efforts before investing in your own startup.

Do you have a filter for unsolicited or useless work e-mails?

Filter choice

You have a spam filter for the unsolicited advertisement, but do you have a filter for unsolicited or useless work e-mails? This post is about reducing the amount of e-mail triggered distractions by separating e-mails into three groups: e-mails where you are the main recipient (To) and that you need to read. e-mails used by others to offload part of their responsibilities on you (CC). … 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

FrankContrepois 2015 Reader Survey [Closed]

I want to ensure my blog does the best possible job in helping you. So I need to know more about you! To do that I’ve create the 2015 reader survey Please take some time to fill the survey. By doing so you’ll be helping yourself. Because I’ll be able to create content more interesting and relevant to you. Your feedback is … Read More

The first 3 questions to ask when you have a business idea

Convert from idea to business

Have you ever had an idea that someone else in another part of the world have used to build a successful business? If yes, then there is a great chance that other ideas are hitting you but you don’t know what you should do next. This post will help you start the journey to transform an idea into a business. … Read More

Do only what helps you reach your goals

Reaching your goals (4 Steps to set your goals) will unlock new opportunities and successes. But how do you integrate your goals into your day to day tasks? By prioritizing, acting or not and making decisions based on your long term objectives, you will transform every task in a step in the right direction and increase dramatically your chances of … 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

Old phones to reduce stress and distractions

After the trial (see Rehab from smartphone dependence) planned to last one week with a very basic mobile phone (no camera, no apps, no Internet), I’m glad to report that I’ve not switched back to smartphones. Distractions and stress are down. Try it – instruction at the bottom of Rehab from smartphone dependence