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Adapting Corporate Management Practices to the African Cultural Framework

Jan
01
corporate management, communication and leadership in africa
In the age of globalization, the search for universal corporate management recipes may be regarded as a legitimate approach. But can we really expect a given set of management practices to fit into any professional environment – without ever taking local realities into account? Indeed, even the European and Anglo-Saxon models display significant differences, if only in terms of employee protection...

A Few Tips for Your Presentations – Maximizing Your Impact in the Opening Phase

Sep
23
A Few Tips for Your Presentations – Maximizing Your Impact in the Opening Phase
The first few minutes certainly represent one of the most decisive moments of any presentation. This is because the audience is still fresh and curious to know how you will address the topic and what they can expect to learn during the session.

A Few Tips for Your Presentations - Analyzing Your Target Audience

Sep
17
A Few Tips for Your Presentations - Analyzing Your Target Audience
In order for a presentation to achieve its main goal or purpose, you may want to start with a short analysis of the public it will be addressed to. Indeed, this will allow you to target the participants' needs both in terms of the information they expect you to convey and the way in which you will bring it to them.

Achieving Economic Success Through Human Skills Development

Aug
22
Achieving Economic Success Through Human Skills Development (Le Temps)
Amidst the mass amount of negative global news that we receive every day, we learn that the French-speaking part of Switzerland is doing quite well in confronting the crisis...

We Need to Rehumanize Our Economy!

Aug
22
Liliane Held-Khawam: We Need to Rehumanize Our Economy (Le Temps)
Financial performance as the end goal of corporate life is a dogma that has been continually gaining ground in the past 20 years. It has taken a priority over everything that could form the basis and the framework of a society or a nation...

Negotiation Styles and Techniques - BATNA / Positional Bargaining - Sample Role Play

Jul
07
Negotiation Styles and Techniques (BATNA / Positional Bargaining) – Sample Role Play
The aim of a negotiation process is to reach an agreement by conducting interviews and meetings, in order to discuss the participants’ respective points of view. More fundamentally, negotiation is part of our everyday life and even represents a key-element in our social interactions.

Competency Development and Corporate Health Management: Less Stress for Greater Productivity!

Jul
04
Competency Development and Corporate Stress Management: Less Stress for Greater Productivity Levels!
The word "stress" has entered common language. Literature on this topic abounds, stress management courses are offered in plenty, and so are medical check-ups. However, the level of stress keeps rising and leads to a drop in performance with the huge costs it implies...

Optimizing Your Stress Management and Coping Strategies – Stress Assessment Questionnaire

Jun
28
Optimizing Your Stress Management and Coping Strategies – Stress Assessment Questionnaire
How can you optimize the way in which you cope with stress in your daily life? In practice, few are the people who themselves this question or know a suitable response to the type of stress they are experiencing...

A Few Concrete Steps to Reduce Your Level of Stress (Coping Strategies)

Jun
27
Organizational Stress Management Tools and Techniques
The times we are experiencing demand ever more of us, not only in our professional lives, but also in the areas of our family and social relations. The ever tougher political and economical context increases the amount of pressure we are subject to and gives us a sense of being trapped. This feeling of powerlessness leads, in turn, to exhaustion - and even depression or burnout...

Learning to Deal With Stress In a Strainless Way

Jun
27
Organizational Stress Management Tools and Techniques
We often hear that stress is bad for health. Reality is more complex. First of all, we should forget about the idea of suppressing stress, as a certain amount of it is obviously unavoidable. We should rather study the best way of taming it, so as to avoid its potential pathological consequences – and even turn it into an asset!

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