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Davos 2015: how to follow the World Economic Forum annual meeting on social media

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 17 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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You know when it’s Davos time when your friends and colleagues on Twitter drop the “D” word, and when on January 20th your twitter feed gets inundated by pictures of a cute red train trolling through the foothills of Switzerland as participants make the annual pilgrimage to the small Swiss village. If you are not part of the lucky few, you can still follow the event from the comfort of your home or office. Here is a primer on the how and where. I will update regularly as more information is released.

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Picking up weak signals in the new digital age: HR challenges

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 11 June 2013 | 1 Comments


In 1996, Ralph Stacey said “ At least 90% of textbooks on strategic management are devoted to that part of the management task which is relatively easy: the running of the organizational machine in as surprise-free a way as possible. On the contrary, the real management task is that of handling the exceptions, coping with and even using unpredicability, clashing counter-cultures. The task has to do with instability, irregularity, difference and disorder.” ( Strategic Management & Organizational Dynamics). I have taught now for over 15 years to managers and senior executives, and have found little evidence in  business school of training that focuses on that skill. How can one help and train corporate executives to cope with unpredictability?

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2012, month by month

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 18 December 2012 | 0 Comments


As 2012 unfolds, a look back on lessons learned, and where my work, and my clients's needs and challenges took me this year. Quite a journey...

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