Entries by Virginie Lemay-Vriesde

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True global leaders embrace diversity and include everybody

True global leaders embrace diversity and include everybody. They never assume they already have all the answers.  Global leaders keep and open mind. They value diversity and include everybody.   They know that having a diverse team can be challenging. However, they accept and respect everyone. No matter where they come from, their nationality, religion, sex, […]

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Leaders are confident

In my previous 2 posts, I shared a few characteristics of great leaders.   One other important thing they all have in common is confidence.   To be a great leader you need to be confident in your actions AND in your message.  What do leaders do? Well…   Great leaders lead by example. They […]

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Most important characteristic of great leaders

My previous post on Leadership as part of the #10Tips10Days challenge went over some of the characteristics of great leaders (https://lnkd.in/g8DrQgi) One thing I did not mention, and to me the most important characteristic for leaders, is emotional intelligence (#Tip2) Watch my video to find out about what emotional intelligent leaders do! 😉 👉 Contact […]

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Effective leadership is not the exclusive domain of men or women

Effective leadership is not the exclusive domain of men or women! When we talk about ‘leaders’, we often think of men first: Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Napoleon, Roosevelt, Churchill, the Dalai Lama, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, etc.   However, there have been and there ARE also many women leaders: Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel, Amelia Earheart, […]

Pay attention to your body language!

Communication is 70% body language, 20% tone and 10% words. Surprisingly, that non-verbal communication is far more important than words being said.   When we communicate, our body language tells much more than the words we actually say. The way we stand, how we move our hands, where we look, etc. are also communicating ‘something’. […]

Some dates we never forget…

Some dates are always ‘special’ to us and we never forget them… These dates are the milestones in our life that remind us we are alive. For me, this special date was yesterday, 14th August.   Many years ago, I had a terrible car accident. I had to lie in bed for 6 weeks without […]

Animals and diversity…

They are all different And yet, they are all friends… If they all can get along with each other Why can’t we??? [French version / version francaise] Ils sont tous différents Et pourtant, ils sont tous amis… S’ils s’entendent tous les uns avec les autres. Pourquoi nous, ne peut-on pas le faire ? Source video: […]

Pay attention to cultural references

When we use some cultural references, we always have to be mindful of who we are talking to… Especially nowaday, in a world that is getting smaller and smaller, we often communicate with people who are not originally from the country where we come from.    When you want to convey something,  Whether it’s by doing […]