Loss of meaning, loss of passion = brown-out

In addition to burn-out and bore-out, two professional afflictions born respectively from excess of work or boredom, there is a third pathology emerging. Caused by the demotivation that is provoked when daily tasks are plagued with absurdities, this condition is known as brown-out (literally, a drop in voltage in electrical power supply). How can you…

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Problems you’ll face in the future thanks to robotics, genomics, and big data

Displaced workers, designer babies, the death of privacy and proliferation of cybercrime… How will you and your business respond to a few of the most problematic issues that the industries of the future are going to raise? “For most of the world’s 7.2 billion people, innovation and globalization have created opportunity the likes of which…

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How pride strengthens your leadership: motivation, efficiency, and influence

“Vanity is wanting to appear as though you are something; ambition is wanting to be something; self-regard is believing you are something; and pride is knowing what you are worth” — these words, attributed to the Polish statesman Edward Raczynski, reflect the ambiguity that persists around the concept of pride. Often confused with arrogance or…

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Reconcile performance and composure with My Mental Training Pro®

First multilingual library of audio and video micro-exercises (5-10 min) mental training, visualization and guided meditation, designed for businesses, My Mental Training Pro® helps you make better use of your cognitive and emotional resources to meet the growing demands of the working world, while preserving your individuality. The app gathered renowned specialists from several disciplines…

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Think better, work less

Pressure in the workplace is on the rise, resulting in reduced performance, anxiety and, in the worst cases, burnout. Knowing how to optimize performance (your own and your team’s) while avoiding psychological exhaustion is fast becoming a valuable leadership asset. It is also a skill that can be acquired, as revealed by Gaël Allain, a…

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Avoid obsolescence: never stop learning!

How can you “restructure and repurpose” to stay relevant – and motivated – at work? And not just once or twice but continually, throughout your career? Co-authors Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick urge you to develop your “stretchpertise,” or the ability to “learn on the fly, be open, create an effective network, and gather a…

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What can you do when change is exhausting your teams?

The increasingly transitory nature of competitive advantage is forcing companies to reinvent themselves continually just to keep their heads above water. But perpetual change doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. How can companies find an effective balance between flexibility and stability? How can leaders limit the risk of exhaustion within their teams? The roots of organizational fatigue…

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Are your top performers truly engaged?

A survey by the firm Leadership IQ published in February 2013 offers a new perspective on the relationship between engagement and performance. Against all expectations, the study shows that in more than two out of five companies, top performers are actually less engaged than low performers. This discovery invites leaders to rethink the notion of…

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History and management collection

Under the direction of Anne Vermès (Eyrolles, March 2013). Our selection: “I propose to design a castle where you will be able to show the best of yourself.” When Nicolas Fouquet, finance minister of Louis XIV, employed the architect Le Vau to build the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a masterpiece of sophistication and boldness, he managed…

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What factors into employee wellbeing?

Every year, the Great Place to Work Institute publishes its rankings of the best companies to work for. This marks an occasion to reconsider the three dimensions of employee wellbeing: trust in management, a sense of pride in one’s work, and a positive work environment. The annual stock market returns of Fortune’s 100 best companies…

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