How Can Your Stage of Development Affect Your Team’s Culture?

Who said that at 25 year-old your stop growing? The resulting effect is that people think they are a finished product at 25 and that nothing can change anymore.
What I truly believe, and that Robert Keegan put into words, is that like children, adults evolve through development stages. They get out of adolescence through the stage called Self-Sovereign, “I’m my needs and my needs are all I think of”. It is a self-centered stage.
Then you move to the Reactive or Socialized stage where you become what people want you to be. You are what you feel is important in order to be accepted by the group. It is fantastic way to start life and become integrated in the group. It is typical of the young adults.
The next step is to learn that you can assert some differences and still be accepted; you move to the next stage called Creative or Self-Authoring. You become what you want to create. Your achievement is driving you. Until you sense that something bigger that your own view of what is important exist and you want to explore that; you enter the self-Transforming stage where you let th […]

The Expat Method Workshop – Thinking

The way you think affects the way you behave. Your thinking impacts your results and the interactions at work. You can’t control your thoughts but you can master the way they impact you. True efficient people are the one who can influence positively the way others think. The result is the ability to create a[…]

Why Improve Collaborative Performance?

When you are dedicated to produce the best product or deliver a perfect service you might not be focusing on collaborative performance. Why should you? You are too busy working on your core business. This is especially true when you own a startup, a scale-up or a family business. You know how much hours you put in to get the job done. So when a coach comes to ask you how you improve collaborative performance, you might want to skip the question entirely. And you might be wrong.


Improve Collaborative Performance

Your team shows signs of disagreement or poor collaboration. By doing so, you loose precious time and productivity, pushing you to do the job in place of the team. Often, such poor collaboration is based on a lack of understanding of differences. I offer a bridge to help your team understand those difference and work[…]

3 keys to build tomorrow’s team

It is so common to hear about conflicts in a team, or to hear leaders so tired of pulling and pushing their teams to produce anything. It is as if today’s teams were suffering from a motivation disease. It spreads in all kind of organizations and it starts often with a variety of symptoms: a[…]