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Monthly Archives: June, 2010

Big bonus = Poor performance

At Airbus, employees get put in 3 categories:
- High performers exceeding expectations
- Medium performer meeting expectations
- Low performers with results below expectations.
Following the ratings your manager gives you, your bonus is impacted likewise.
However, recent studies have shown that higher incentives created poorer performance !
And what people really wanted were:
Autonomy. Mastery. Purpose.
To know more about that, [...]


2 great videos on excessively bad use of powerpoint

During today’s training on argumentation and public speaking, we have been shown some very good videos on powerpoint.
The first one is a very classic description of a bad use of powerpoints.
-pointless animations
-confusing acronyms
-useless charts
-overuse of bullet points… (errrrrrm)
It is a Don MacMillan video (ex Engineer) who is now a comedian – he still calls himself [...]


Persistence vs perseverance

I really consider Philippe as being one of the misunderstood geniuses of modern times.
He’s a friend of mine.
One of the only guys who lived in a messier place than me. He always lived by his own rules and seems to understand only facts. The only things I’ve seen him taking interest in, are drinking beer [...]