Continuous learning – a strategic necessity: Bring back the kid in us all!

If Human Resources — and internal corporate universities — are still busily creating trainings and seminars to help managers to come to grip with the inevitable digital transformation, as Brian Solis likes to say, the real issue is to find … Continue reading

What’s the link between creating a learning organization and building a great brand?

If marketing has had to adapt to a new digitally enhanced environment and adopt new tools and terminologies, I think some of the same ingredients to building a great brand can cross over with the creation of a legitimate and … Continue reading

Interview of Jennifer Preston Social Media Editor at NYT

This interview with Jennifer Preston, Social Media Editor at the New York Times, was conducted by my good friend, Olivier Cimelière, who translated and posted it on his fabulous blog Le Blog du Communicant 2.0.  You can find the French … Continue reading

Real leadership credentials and schools as social networks

Great leadership is undoubtedly rare.  Establishing the best leadership credentials is a tricky task for any board.  Every culture has their preferences, and it would be foolish to suggest that the best perceived schools are bad credentials anywhere.  Schools act … Continue reading

Interview with Dario Cotroneo, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Hairstylist, CEO of DCI Institute

Minter Dialogue #32 This interview is with Dario Cotroneo, someone whom I met back in my L’Oreal days. From the first time I met Dario (2006), I found him to be a true visionary. Aside from being one of the … Continue reading

Four required courses for any self-respecting internal training curriculum

Most companies whose Corporate University program I have had a chance to view have a robust set of courses dealing with categories such as “metier” training, productivity enhancements and management skills. Few will have as part of their program, courses … Continue reading

3 tips to improve your presentation skills via @mediacoach

I thought I would reprint a great set of tips and tricks from Alan Stevens, the excellent Media Coach and speaker*, for improving your presentations. Blanking out the screen. There are a number of ways to toggle the screen off, and … Continue reading

Lessons from the Museum – How to avoid museum-style management?

Do you like museums? It’s funny, but we all know that, at least a part of us, MUST like visiting museums. It’s a necessary part of understanding who and why we are the way we are. Too often, though, it … Continue reading

Traders, Betrayers and Taking Responsibility

Unless you live in a cave, you will have heard that JP Morgan has taken a (minor) hit to its balance sheet as well as its “balanced” management reputation.  As several articles have pointed out (I refer you to the … Continue reading

Kris Sorbie – an innovative mLearning app for hairdressers

For anyone who is interested in mobile learning (aka mLearning), I highly recommend taking a look this wonderful new mobile app.  You don’t need to be a hairdresser to appreciate the quality of the experience. My good friends, Kris Sorbie … Continue reading