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Insight #63

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Leonor FINI – La passagère, 1964 – Huile sur toile, 50 x 33 cm


“Je peins des tableaux qui n’existent pas et que je voudrais voir.

“I paint pictures which do not exist and which I would like to see.”

― Leonor Fini


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18 Reasons You Should Start Looking for Another Job

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Antoni TAPIES – Nocturn matinal (bk. w/25 works) , 1970 – gravure sur papier, 47 x 34 cm


In an article published in 2015, Time highlighted the fact it’s time to looking for another job because hiring is way up, because open positions are way up as well and because employees are feeling more confident about quitting.

On the other hand, Forbes claimed 5 reasons why you should always be looking for another job: loyalty doesn’t pay, things can change quickly, it keeps you top of mind, every conversation is worthwhile and it will help clarify what you want and… what you don’t wat.

True, and what about the personal reasons to quit? John Rampton presents 18 very pertinent reasons you should start looking for another job.

1. You’re always bored.

2. You’re constantly left out in the cold.

3. The work doesn’t come naturally.

4. Feeling frustrated over your personal goals.

5. You aren’t being utilized properly.

6. You get the cold shoulder from your boss.

7. You receive poor feedback.

8. The company doesn’t « jibe with your life’s goals and values » (and we can add: people you respect are fired, people are no longer valued)

9. Less work is coming down the pipeline (and also retention and development programs are cut, previous advancement opportunities are blocked)

10. You don’t fit in.

11. You’re not that desperate for a paycheck.

12. You’ve got a horrible boss or he doesn’t understand the business

13. You’re easily overwhelmed.

14. You don’t talk about your job or company.

15. Your work-life balance is off (and this includes the location)

16. You don’t feel challenged.

17. You can’t be authentic.

18. You can’t envision yourself here any longer than a year.

So, what would you say about your current job?




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Insight #62

Miquel BARCELO – Pinassi, 1991 – Techniques mixes sur toile, 198 x 298 cm


“Il faut donner du temps au temps.”

“It will not be amiss to give time to time.

― Miguel de Cervantès, Don Quichote


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Essential behavioral interview questions HR specialists may ask you…

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema – The Roses Of Heliogabalus, 1888 – Huile sur toile, 132.1 x 213.9 cm


LinkedIn Talent Solutions developed a very useful guide for HR interviewers to screen candidates in terms of soft skills… Why not using this list to get prepared?

These are the most popular questions:

  • Adaptability: Tell me about a time when you were asked to do something you had never done before. How did you react? What did you learn?
  • Culture fit: What are the three things that are most important to you in a job?
  • Collaboration: Give an example of when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. How did you handle interactions with that person?
  • Leadership: Tell me about the last time something significant didn’t go according to plan at work. What was your role? What was the outcome?
  • Growth potential: Recall a time when your manager was unavailable when a problem arose. How did you handle the situation? With whom did you consult?
  • Prioritisation: Tell me about a time when you had to juggle several projects at the same time. How did you organize your time? What was the result?

Click here to download the full document including 30+ questions.


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Insight #60

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Alfons MUCHA – La lune et les étoiles, 1901 – Lithographie avec rehauts d’or, chacune 80 x 30,5 cm


“Ne me dites pas que la lune brille. Montrez-moi le reflet de sa lueur sur un verre brisé.”

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

― Anton Chekhov


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Killer questions for entrepreneurs

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Salvador DALI – Enfant géopolitique observant la naissance de l’homme nouveau, 1943 – Huile sur toile, 32 x 46 cm


Here are impactful questions to stimulate entrepreneurs facing a business challenge, as picked from my colleagues and published in the ICF blog:

  • What problem are you really trying to solve?
  • What is your mission?
  • Who is your customer?
  • What does your customer consider value?
  • What are your desired results?
  • What is your plan?
  • What about doing this, makes it the most meaningful thing for you to choose to do?

A simple and efficient coaching start to be successful!


Source : ICF blog


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Insight #59

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Raoul DUFY – Le violon bleu, 1946 – gouache, aquarelle et encre, 50.8 x 67.7 cm


“Si la musique est la pâture de l’amour,
Jouez encore, donnez-m’en jusqu’à l’excès
En sorte que ma faim gavée languisse et meure

“If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

― William Shakespeare


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When Art Meets Philosophy And Questions Identity

Video by Matteo Frittelli – Anish Kapoor | Descension for Galleria Continua, 2015


In this interview realised for a recent solo show in Italy, the British artist Anish Kapoor presents his views on what art and artists are. He draws a parallel with a journey « to discover something » which has to provoke a reflection through (maybe unconsciously) philosophical questions, inducing poetry and beyond.

Interestingly, he also makes a distinction between artworks and what those works really are, the same way our own identity cannot be simply resumed in the body we live in.

« If you think of ourselves, our bodies as an object, we occupy ourselves but I know I’m not just this. I think the same is true of all these things that we reflect upon as art. It’s a very special condition but in art there is this possibility of the object being something else. » ― Anish Kapoor

This refers to concepts such as identity, ego and the fundamental question of who we are, as explored by several generations of philosophers and psychologists. I will not initiate a never ending lecture that will cause more confusion than clarification. I will just repeat what the writer Eckhart Tolle wrote in one of his recent works, offering a very contemporary and accessible synthesis of Eastern spiritual teaching and old traditions…

“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose


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Anish Kapoor – video still from the movie directed by matteo Frittelli, 2015


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Insight #58

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Michelangelo CARAVAGGIO – Tête de Méduse – Huile sur toile montée sur bois – 1598, 60 x 55 cm (gauche) – 1596, 48 x 55 cm (droite)


“La haine et la colère sont le plus grand poison du bonheur et de l’esprit.”

“Hatred and anger are the greatest poison to the happiness of a good mind.”

― Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments


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