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Should we wage war on climate?

The signs are there, hardly avoidable; it’s coming our way. Climate change is becoming obvious, its effects already bearing on us, and the science that already told us some decades ago about the phenomenon we are now experiencing is now telling us…

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Generative Speaking: The other most powerful transformational behaviour

How can you “tell your truth”, whilst at the same time preserve the conditions for constructive dialogue and engagement at work? How do you manage to remain faithful to yourself – and what you think and feel – yet find a way of coming across that…

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Shiny object bias and organic innovation processes

In collective folklore, the magpie is accused of being attracted to shiny objects, going so far as to steal them. But the magpie is not the only one to be inexorably attracted to shiny objects; human beings also suffer from this fatal attraction.…

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Generative Listening: the single most powerful transformational behaviour

Listening Though crucial for authentic Dialogue, true listening does not come naturally. It is an art that requires practice and a specific disposition, so that both speaker and listener connect in such a way that meaning can truly flow through them…

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Why do we collectively look away while our house is burning?

During the last course of each term, with my ESSEC master's students, after having explored organisations from the point of view of people, analysing the dynamics and functioning of subsystems (groups, cultures, organisational subcultures, etc.) and…

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Positive Stereotyping: another way of putting people into boxes

It often happens to me, when working on unconscious bias issues with groups, during the dialogues that follow the nudge exercises that are proposed, to hear statements that seem to aim at paying a compliment, at saying something positive about a…

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Backfire effect: why debunking does not regenerate our thinking

I'm sure each and every one of you has had occasion to get carried away and enter into a politically motivated discussion. The COVID crisis we have collectively gone through has created many opportunities for polarisation: lockdowns yes or no,…

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Women’s leadership and second-generation gender bias

The lean in model I was preparing a webinar on the topic of leadership and women. The talk was about a model of leadership more suitable for women, which allows to overcome the so-called "double constraint", so to get out of the dualism "take care =…

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Dragons of Inaction: the diffusion of responsibility in teams and in macrosystems

This week we introduce the "Bias of the Week" column with an interesting article written by Giovanna Prina, Managing Partner of BB7, the company with whom we developed our INSIDIAE bias card game. Giovanna makes us think about how, within the work…

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Paula’s principle: When Paula and Peter are mirrored

Many years ago, a series of circumstances that started with one of my husband's Eurostar journeys and a conversation he started with his train neighbour, commenting on the French elections and Sarkozy's arrival in power, passed through a beautiful…

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“Less is more” but what a struggle!

Instinctively, when I started writing this blog post, my first reaction was to go in search of other sources, other material that could help me enrich my ideas. How Klotz's book came about And I find it really hard to think of enrichment in any…

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IKEA effect: when work leads to love

The IKEA effect   The title of this week's bias recalls the research conducted at Harvard by M. Norton, D. Mochon and D. Ariely. Ariely, in which the participants were asked to assemble products, fold origami and build Lego elements. This study…

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The Barnum Effect

During the past year, which has been very special, we have been studying intensively and creating new partnerships. Unconscious bias   We are about to launch an important project on the subject of unconscious bias, heuristics, illusions and…

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Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have got it all wrong

We are at a crucial point in the history of humanity. We know what the problem is: our human activities, since the start of the industrial revolution, have increasingly degraded our living environments, which has led to climate change (global…

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Our New Blog is On Line!

We have been working on our blog for a few months now. Yes, it took us a while but now we hope things will go faster. The aim of the blog is to start a dialogue, with the people who follow us, with whom we are making projects, or people and…

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