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A challenge for Thanksgiving: Overcoming our tribal instincts


In a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous), unexpected events happen more often, more suddenly and more intensely. We inherited propensities from our ancestors who survived to pass on their genes to future generations, but not necessarily an agility to adapt to fast change in maintaining the homeostasis of the brain – the green […]

So What?

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A few weeks ago, I watched a short video of the jazz musician Herbie Hancock telling a story about Miles Davis. I paraphrase:  “Right in the middle of Miles’ solo, when he was playing one of his amazing solos, I played the wrong chord, completely wrong. It sounded like a big mistake. And Miles paused […]

HBM, part 12 (Final): Be on a Hot Button Strike!


  After making a date with your hot buttons, meeting your colleagues for a hot button happy hour party, launching a hot button contest in your organization, and doing a three-day hot button cleansing, here is a final suggestion to help you creatively manage hot buttons and temporarily close the chapter on this subject! THANK you for bearing with me for so […]

H.B.M, part 12: Do a three-day Hot Button Cleansing!


I’m relentlessly – or desperately- pursuing creative ways to manage our emotional, undesirable and ineffective reactions. After making a date with your hot buttons, meeting your colleagues for a hot button happy hour party, and launching a hot button contest in your organization,  I’m proposing this week a three-day hot button cleansing! It’s very easy to […]

H.B.M. part 12: Launching a Hot Button Contest in your organization!


  Dear Friends, As promised, I will close my Hot Button Mastery series SOON. However, I still have a few indispensable ideas to share about creatively managing our hot buttons.  So after Making a date with your hot buttons, and Meeting your colleagues for a Hot Button Happy Hour Party, here is another seasonal suggestion to enjoy learning about our ineffective […]

How to responsibly vent


I recently posted this blog on LinkedIn about responsibly venting at work. It was the fruit of a few experiences working with teams and small organizations, as well as venting memories with my colleagues. I thought I would share this article on my personal blog too, since I believe it could be the starting point of some useful conversations […]