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Category: Posted: April 23, 2013 0 comments

I have been quite intrigued by the intersection of neurosciences and management / leadership lately. It all started on the Organizations Change Practitioners community on LinkedIn.

No disrespect for the other groups I’ve joined, but it probably is the one I find the most inspiring amongst the groups I’ve joined. Luc GaloppinBill Braun and Jennifer Frahm are making a fantastic job moderating it. Jen twitted this article about Neuroscience and Change Management that got my attention. A link leading to another, I’ve ended up discovering theSCARF model by David Rock and this has opened my eyes to the topic. I have also been reading and viewing other related materials. This article comes as some sorts of wrap-up of this research work.

I have been discussing about Social Business Vs Social Status lately, looking for solutions. Well, Social Neurosciences may just prove to bring the required tools to address this.

If you are interested in bringing conscious awareness to otherwise non conscious processes, then read further (be warned it’s a long one) …

NeuroLeadership in action

David Rock is the CEO of Results Coaching Intl, a consulting company based in Australia. He coined the term ‘NeuroLeadership’ and co-founded the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global initiative bringing neuroscientists and leadership experts together to... Read the article
Category: Posted: January 23, 2013 0 comments


This is a sequel of Edgar Schein Organizational Culture and Leadership review, focussing on the sole Chapter 20. In this chapter, the great man discuss Learning Culture and the Learning Leader.

Schein shares Gary Hamel points of view regarding today’s market and economy : we have no idea what tomorrow’s world will be except that “It will be different, more complex more fast paced and more culturally diverse. This means that...  Read the article
Category: Posted: May 04, 2012 0 comments

(Picture by Peter Farago & Inkela Klemetz-Farago)

This is something I’ve been thinking of for quite a while now.

Actually, since 2011 edition of the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. And this telling quote by Jamie Pappas : Social Business is more about soft skills than about tech skills. I’ve ben having this impression that ...  Read the article
Category: Posted: January 18, 2012 0 comments

The Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2012 will be held in Paris in the exclusive premises of The Centre National des Armées on February 7th and 8th.

The focus this year in on Understanding and Designing the Social Business Excellence. Great Keynotes and sessions ahead with very respected figures such as Rawn ShahDion HinchcliffeRichard Collin or Yves Caseau to address this very issue.

Now the questions you may ask yourself : why would I attend ? What’s in it for me ? Click to find out …

I really like this idea by Chris Morace from Jive whereby the 2000′s were the years when IT systems were used for operational excellence. These PLM, ERP, CRM, SCM etc … were handling processes, transactions and...

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Category: Posted: December 03, 2011 0 comments

Scott Berkun has been one of the main inspirations of #hypertextual ever since this blog has started about 4 years ago.

Each of his books have been reviewed here : The Art of Project ManagementThe Myths of InnovationConfessions of a public Speaker (FR). They have all shed a bright and new light on the corporate world with a focus on management, innovation and creativity. These could be seen as survival guidelines in Corporatica.

Scott has just self-published his fourth book : Mindfire, Big ideas for Curious Minds the definitive best-of collection of his famous blog. I am delighted the Idea Trafficker (as Scott defines himself in Confessions of a... Read the article
Category: Posted: November 02, 2011 0 comments
There is something unquestionably virtuous about Social Software. This is the reason why I’ve been such a devoted supporter (and user) of it for the last ten years.

This virtue directly addresses the most frustrating organisation problems I faced during these 23 years in the knowledge economy throughout Europe : how to streamline activities, how to better align the workforce with organization goals, how to set up leaner processes, how to help great ideas bubbling up, how to share knowledge in a simple and effective way, how to have people engaged rather than cynical.

No matter how much I have written about it so far, I hadn’t succeed in really isolating the core property embedded in... Read the article