Author Archives: Guillaume Gevrey

5 Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Bury Instructor Led Training Yet

It has become a very popular hobby among L&D professionals to bash Instructor Led Training (ILT) at the profit of social learning, self paced learning or even individual coaching. There is no doubt that new technology based forms of learning … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be…Reachable

I have been having this discussion more and more often recently, and reading quite a few more articles than before. A lot of people I interact with today complain that they are expected to be reachable 24x7x365 by their employer … Continue reading

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The Single Most Important Thing HR Must Get Right

Cartoon by Tom Cheney Purpose. In my opinion, this is the single most important thing that HR needs to get right as the effectiveness of everything else it does depends on it. Without a clear understanding of its own higher … Continue reading

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Assertiveness continued – Saying NO

Image courtesy of: https://seanwes.com A lot of people apprehend saying no to other people’s request when they are already busy with their own important work, especially in highly relationship oriented cultures. The main reason quoted is that saying no is … Continue reading

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Assertiveness Across Cultures

Courtesy: http://www.dilbert.com Following my recent post on “4 Steps to Assertiveness? Not That Simple“, my dear friend and revered interculturalist, Dianne Hofner Saphiere  posted the following comment: “Dear Guillaume, in my experience perceptions of “assertiveness” are extremely culturally relative and, … Continue reading

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Join us for the People Skills Twitter Chat “Assertiveness and People Skills”

Hi, I am honored to announce that I will be co-hosting the next #peopleskills chat with Kate Nasser, next Sunday 6 October 10am EDT / 2:30pm GMT / 7pm IST / 9:30pm SST The topic of this week’s #peopleskills chat, … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Being More Assertive? Not That Simple

In my (almost) 15 years of experience, I have conducted numerous interventions around the topic of assertiveness with different industries, different geographies and different demographics. In all these interventions the most common expectation I have heard from learners is “I … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water – Rehabilitating The Ego

Ego bashing has been a very popular sport for the past few years, and honestly, I find that a bit puzzling. In my opinion, a person’s ego, when teamed up with a clear sense of purpose, is what drives to … Continue reading

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Handling Difficult Conversations

Pressed Difficult Conversations from Rory C Trotter on Something Different HR Blog I agree with Rory that a managers’ ability to have these difficult conversations is key to an organization’s success. The thing is: easier said than done. So how … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion in Indian organizations

My IndiaHRLive talk show with Nisha Raghavan on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. This was supposed to be a panel but Ester Martinez, Co-founder of People Matters, could not attend due to technical difficulties.

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