The Story of the Falling Man – A Tale that Could Happen to All of Us.

The Story of the Falling Man – A Tale that Could Happen to All of Us.

The Fall His boss flew over to sack him. He was stunned. It felt like the walls were collapsing around him. A cold wind cut through his skin. He had not expected this. He thought they would discuss the new plans.

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

Why VUCA is Relevant for Sustainable Leadership.

Why VUCA is Relevant for Sustainable Leadership.

Is there really a VUCA World? Someone asked me why I use the acronym VUCA in my book on sustainable leadership. He referred to a statement by Rob Briner who says that VUCA is an empty word. Change and uncertainty has

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

A Story About The Unbearable Lightness of Culture Change

A Story About The Unbearable Lightness of Culture Change

This blog is about culture change. Culture Change “We need to change our culture“, said the CEO, “if we want to execute our strategy“. We often talk lightly about culture change. We know that culture is a determining factor in

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

Career Loss: Why People Stay in the Wrong Jobs for the Wrong Reasons.

Career Loss: Why People Stay in the Wrong Jobs for the Wrong Reasons.

Careers have ups and downs. We value the ups more than we appreciate the downs. But both might have value. So here are some insights in the psychology of career loss. Your boss tells you … Imagine you have gone

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

What May Explain May’s Mayhem: Loss of Trustworthiness

What May Explain May’s Mayhem: Loss of Trustworthiness

Trouble Theresa May seems to be in trouble. Although she is holding on to power, the least one can say is that she  has lost the support she had when she stepped into the footsteps of David Cameron. Why is

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

What Scandals Tell Us About Leadership

What Scandals Tell Us About Leadership

Corporate and political life seems to be burdened by behavior the broader public does not appreciate (any more). In Belgium we are faced with a scandal in the city of Brussels. The mayor of Brussels accepted fees as a board

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

Why is Management by Fear a Problem?

Why is Management by Fear a Problem?

This blog is about fear and trust. Popularity Revisited My earlier post on popularity seemed to have touched many people. There were many discussions on Linkedin and the number of views went ballistic. Why would that be? Popularity is controversial. At first

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

Why Leaders Do not Have to Be Popular

Why Leaders Do not Have to Be Popular

Or at least, they should not strive to be popular. Why? Because being popular is rather a liability than an advantage. Why? Because being popular is not very sustainable? Why? Because it puts leaders in a very weak spot when things

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

The Organizational Design Perspective

The Organizational Design Perspective

Strategic Organisational design In previous blogs I have talked about organizational design. The question I want to debate here is how you start an organisational design process. My argument is that you need to start from the strategy a company

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

Board meetings or bored meetings?

Board meetings or bored meetings?

Board meetings have a dubious reputation. Boring. Rigged. Useless. Endless. Two years ago I have met Sir John Parker, chairman of Anglo American.  He showed me otherwise. Board meetings are moments in which one can decide about the future of the company.

David Ducheyne

David Ducheyne

David. is Chief People Officer for Securex. He's the author of a book on sustainable leadership. Avid Blogger and key note speaker.

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