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I just say things as they are…

I just say things as they are…

"I just say things as they are" is a phrase you might hear quite often. Maybe even without paying attention to it. If you - as we do in Gugin work with leadership development, conflict reconciliation and cultural identities you DO pay attention to phrases like that....

Cross-Cultural Team Development in the Southern French Alps

Cross-Cultural Team Development in the Southern French Alps

Develop your team's intercultural competencies in one of Europe's largest nature reserves, Parc National du Mercantour. We can learn so much from nature and we want you to use wild nature as inspiration for your own and your team's development. For many years, Gugin...

How creative are you? And how do you turn it into innovation?

How creative are you? And how do you turn it into innovation?

We often hear about the need for being creative. We even have a so-called creative class. It is usually people ( all dressed in black ) working in the advertising industry. They claim they have unique skills when it comes to creativity and they are excellent at luring...

Leadership Keynote Speaker by Dr Finn Majlergaard

Leadership Keynote Speaker by Dr Finn Majlergaard

Leadership keynote speaker, Dr Finn Majlergaard delivers thought-provoking global leadership speeches and workshops all over the world, based on 25 years of experience with 600+ companies. Anyone can copy your product but no one can copy your culture. Learn to become the best in leadership

You can’t make a dog happy by wagging its tail

You can’t make a dog happy by wagging its tail

This post is about employee satisfaction. More specifically about why it is so hard to achieve and why we continuously continue to do all the wrong things to increase employee satisfaction. My motivation to write this post comes from many of our clients, who don't...

Fear as a Management tool? – Take the Survey

Fear as a Management tool? – Take the Survey

How often do you use fear to motivate? In the Gugin Research Team, we are about to start researching on how, when and why we as managers use fear as a management tool. Our preliminary research shows that some use it often, others never but almost everyone we have...

Check if your colleagues are cultural intelligent

Check if your colleagues are cultural intelligent

The not so cultural intelligent colleague - a true story You are a sales representative for a large global software company in the United Kingdom. You consider yourself cultural intelligent as you have worked in many countries around the world in many different...

Leadership Training reinvented

Leadership Training reinvented

Leadership training has to be reinvented in order to be relevant for tomorrows leaders and managers. AI and automation are changing the leadership roles dramatically. Why do we need to reinvent leadership training? We need to reinvent the leadership training primarily...

Terror attack – The Dangerous side effect of Cultures

Terror attack – The Dangerous side effect of Cultures

  The tragic event in Paris here in France where 12 people were killed has of course drawn headlines around the world. Apart from condemning the act and showing support to the relatives of the killed people another thing is going on, which can become potentially...

How is Corporate Culture and Customer Loyalty Connected?

How is Corporate Culture and Customer Loyalty Connected?

You can’t trick customers or employees into being loyal to your Company or Brand. You can only achieve long-term loyalty from customers and employees if your corporate culture is transparent, you do what you say and that you are willing to make sacrifices for your values.

The Nobel peace Prize to Europe – A Warning

I am always looking forward to see who are honored with the Nobel peace prize. Usually the winner of this prestigious award has done a lot to promote peace or fight injustice in a part of the world that deserves international attention - a Nobel peace prize...

Cultural Audit – Get the truth about your organisation

Cultural Audit – Get the truth about your organisation

Cultural Audit - Discover the truth about your organisation Introduction Cultural audit is the process where we describe all the aspects of a particular organisational culture. Gugin has developed and refined a comprehensive framework that gives us all the insight we...

The Millennial Generation change the Cultural Patterns

The Millennial Generation change the Cultural Patterns

The millennials are between 20 and 35 years old and they haven't lived a life without the internet. They are probably the most progressive, idealistic and tolerant generation the world has seen. Who are they and how are they going to change the world? The reason why I...

Why Business Leaders shouldn’t run Countries

Why Business Leaders shouldn’t run Countries

We often hear the argument that a country should be run like a business. We hear that politicians are talentless and that they have no knowledge about the real life. The people who are standing on the side shouting this are usually people who are (or claim to be)...

5 soft skills a leader should possess to create a strong corporate culture

5 soft skills a leader should possess to create a strong corporate culture

Soft skills – ​hard currency.
It is a tough job being a leader today. First of all, you get bombarded with pieces of advice and recommendations about what you should do as a leader, how you should behave and not behave etc. The recommendations are all about the soft skills other people believe you need to have.

Here is why innovation projects often fail

Here is why innovation projects often fail

In most surveys covering strategic priorities, innovation usually comes in among the top three priorities. Yet, most innovation projects fail to succeed. In this article, I will explain why that is and what we can do to make innovation more successful. Why is...

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