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Points of View

We at Turningpoint appreciate dialogue and discussion, innovative thoughts and ideas, new angles and perspectives on various topics, insightful analysis of current trends in leadership, and links with our world today. Therefore, we regularly open up the floor to our partners and coaches who provide a fresh approach to different subjects.

True courage - in Memorium Nicolas Riom

Nicolas Riom was a trusted friend and coach with Turningpoint. Sadly, he passed away in September 2018 after a recent cancer diagnosis.  In his memory, we are proud to share with you the text of a inspiring talk he gave in 2016...

« Le vrai courage, c'est la combinaison de la confiance, de la...

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Nicolas Riom

Nicolas Riom

L'histoire, clef de la transformation de notre organisations

Notre époque a ceci d'étonnant qu'elle nous rive à l'hyper immédiateté ; tandis que nos dirigeants eux-mêmes sont souvent contraints de se cantonner à des résultats très courts termes. Au XVIIème siècle, Jean-Baptiste Colbert le grand ministre de Louis XIV, plantait des forêts pour que la marine...

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Michel Mornet

Michel Mornet

Humility - a quality of a leader?

At the end of a leadership development seminar that I recently facilitated, a female participant who was part of the “top management” of a large international company came to tell me that, “this seminar changed my life.” And in effect, the person before me was completely transformed. When she...

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Édouard de La Moissonnière

Édouard de La Moissonnière

Superman or bust?

Crisis, competition, pressure, results…today’s leader seems to be in a never-ending race towards higher performance – to be stronger, to be faster.  At the same time, the demand to « be yourself », express emotion, reveal more of one’s personality at work is very present.  Is this the new trend,...

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Michel Mornet

Michel Mornet

"We are not born leaders, we become leaders..."

Would de Gaulle have been de Gaulle were it not for the World War II armistice? Would Gandhi have been Gandhi if he had not witnessed the violent acts of the British army in India?  How did these leaders, even though fragile and vulnerable, change the course of history? One, the totally isolated...

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Olivier Pelleau

Olivier Pelleau