If you're looking to achieve success with more peace of mind - then you probably already know that ...
The speed of change has accelerated
You can't keep working hard all the time
You have to reinvent yourself or your team for the digital times
HERE'S WHAT YOU
MIGHT NOT KNOW
By adopting the business techniques and leadership habits of fast-changing digital times, you'll...
Better cope with all the changes
Stay a successful leader of your life and your team
Achieve a great work-life balance and peace of mind
Accelerate the transformation of your organizations
Find your motivation and purpose back
Perhaps your organization is already in the middle of a transformation. But because they approach it with techniques and habits of slow times, you all end up with too many things to do.
The plans change all the time, sometimes even before the implementation has started. You spend most of your time in meetings trying to align than doing your actual job. You can sometimes get really impatient because things are not progressing as fast as you’d like. And you also have to deal with inefficient or slow decisions and that frustrates you!
You still want to deliver great results despite all these problems because you are committed to succeeding. You work harder and harder to deliver everything. You start sacrificing things that matter to you, sports, healthy food, family time, hobbies. You deliver but it's hard work.
Your stress can be high at times. Maybe you have moments when you know you’ve gone too far but the pressure to deliver is high. You might start losing your motivation and not always recognize yourself anymore. You have become very good at pretending that everything is OK. Sometimes, you can even fool yourself. You show up as this super(wo)man who is in control, who is strong, who knows what to do but deep down you can feel something has to change.
The 3 Mindset mistakes to avoid to be successful in digital times
This is the biggest mistake traditional leaders make. They are so busy solving today’s problems that they don’t see they are digging their own hole. Too many leaders don't take the time to pause, analyze their situation, learn the new skills, change their mindset, increase their energy, ... And what happens then, they get in this vicious circle that leads to being burned out or disrupted.
By investing time in your transformation, you will save a lot of time and peace of mind.
Some leaders think you need to have a certain position in the organization to change things. Others think they cannot change people. And they are partly right. Trying to change people by telling them what to do or with other traditional methods doesn’t work.
But once you understand how we function as human beings, you’ll become more powerful than you’ve ever been. You’ll get more things done and will face less resistance.
But you can only change others by creating a safe environment and by changing yourself. For both elements, you’ll need new habits.
With the right leadership habits, you’ll have more power than you ever had before.
You might have tried changing some behaviors or habits in the past without success. And after several attempts, your conclusion might be that “you are who you are, and you can’t change”.
And it is true change is hard, but it is often hard because we don’t understand how habits are formed. You might have tried to change rationally, through your neocortex. But did you know that behaviors are situated in your limbic brain (center of emotions) and your reptilian brain (center of body functions)?
By working with the limbic and reptilian brain (with your emotions and body), you’ll change much more rapidly than only with your rational brain. You don’t have to imagine crazy things but by practicing instead of just understanding, by prototyping instead of just making a plan, by telling a story instead of stating facts, by changing your disposition instead of judging yourself, … you’ll change yourself (and others) much more rapidly.
You can change once you understand how.
I used to be the CEO of a media company and was working really hard for too little impact. By adopting new business techniques and new leadership habits, I succesfully transformed my organization with more peace of mind. Watch my story here.
Ready to follow a proven roadmap to transform and become a successful leader of digital times?
You now understand why many transformations fail and why many leaders are not successful in digital times. And if you’re still with me reading this…
… I know you want to become successful in digital times and save time to do the things you really care about
… I know you are ready to invest some time and energy as long as you are 110% confident that those actions will reliably produce life-changing results
… I know you’re committed to doing the work and executing like a pro as long as you have the right plan
And with your permission, that’s what I’d LOVE to show you how to accomplish.
A program to transform you into a successful leader for digital times
30 steps of 30 minutes
I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from transforming an organization successfully and from supporting other leaders in their transformation and channeled it into a comprehensive implementation program that not only will allow you to deal with much more peace with all the changes but will also help you transform your organization (or team) successfully.
Leading authentically in digital times isn’t so much a training program
as it is a transformation program
The end result: You become another person at the end of the course with a bigger impact, more peace of mind, a great atmosphere with your colleagues and a great work life balance.
"Leading authentically in digital times" has been taken by leaders from some of the world’s biggest corporations
What's inside "Leading Authentically in Digital Times"
Habits and purpose
The impact of change
The "slow times" habits to leave behind
Rewire your brain for the fast-changing digital times
The new habits secret formula
Prototype your purpose
Shift your mindset
The power of beliefs
How to shift your mindset
Skillful actions instead of conditioned behaviours
The power of pausing
How to reinvent yourself, your team and your organization
Manage your energy & fears before your time
How stress works and what its effect is on your body and brain
How to increase your energy & decrease resistance to change
Understand organizational stress and eliminate silo's
Become authentic by managing your fears
Manage in chaotic times
Focus in chaotic times
The 3 Pitfalls of being action-oriented
CAFI, a problem solving methodology for fast digital times
How to focus in overwhelming times
How to better say no (to people and things)
Learn to let go for more control
The characteristics of a great team and how to drive team change, even if you’re not the manager
How to create a safe environment to transform
Improve your strengths, collaborate for your weaknesses
How to build trust, empowerment and break silo's in an organization
Apply the habits to real cases
The 5 Pillars to transform an organization
Inspire people to follow you
The stages of any transformation
And CELEBRATE !
Plus an exciting stack of bonuses
designed to accelerate your transformation
Implement the new business techniques
How to increase customer's experience
How to work agile towards a new purpose and values
Overcome silo thinking and improve collaboration: From a functional organizational structure to an agile one in cross-functional teams
From centralizing decisions to increasing empowerment
The podcast version
Optimize your time with the podcast version of the course. Download the audio and listen to it while commuting or whenever it suits your busy schedule.
Live Q&A sessions with Murielle
Never get left behind. That’s the promise I’m making you with the live Q&As. For three months, there will be an answer to all your questions and you’ll get unstuck more rapidly than when you try alone.
When you enroll in this edition, you'll get:
Leading authentically in digital times
When you join, you’ll be getting immediate access to the transformation path that will show you what lays ahead of you.
From there, you’ll be given access to one module every two weeks so that you have time to execute that portion of the project plan BEFORE moving on to the next.
We do this to protect your precious time, attention and focus while sparing you from the intense overwhelm that stops most leaders in their transformation. The course consist of 30 steps of approximately 30 minutes.
Plus, these bonuses to help you generate unstoppable momentum (and keep it) right until your success
The online course
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… You don’t have enough time to follow this course. You are too busy.
Pascale is the Managing Director of a large company. In the last years, she went through 11 mergers and is confronted with different cultures. She had great difficulties to get everyone aligned and was confronted with the digitalization of her company as well. If there was one thing, she was lacking, it was time. She didn't have the time to do all the things that were expected from her at work. She had way too many things to do. But when she heard about this course, her intuition told her to follow it. She thought she would revisit a lot of things about leadership because she had already followed a lot of leadership courses. But to her surprise, everything in this course was new. The techniques she learned helped her to better understand the reactions and behaviors of her colleagues and to improve her leadership style. She learned to pause, step back and focus on what is really important. And she suddenly sees new possibilities and options to choose from. The course brought her a lot of peace in her leadership, in her private life and in her relationships with her colleagues. She just finished the course, but her colleagues already see a huge difference. When confronted with difficulties, they see she stays calm, analyses the situation and acts very calmly and focused. That is a side her colleagues didn't know from her. Following this course made her win time, not lose time. Time for her, for her colleagues, for her company, for her friends and for her family of course.
This is the biggest myth. People believe they have to work harder to face all the changes coming from the digitalization. But with the QiLeader course, you will learn new habits and techniques better adapted for this fast-changing digital world. You will not work harder but smarter and win time. Moreover, the lessons have been designed to be 30-minutes long to take care of your precious time.
… an online course is not for you. You need to feel connected to others.
Caroline was interested in the course because her company goes through a digital transformation. She expected new information mostly but didn't think it could really transform her. She had followed online courses in the past. Those were very much focused on acquiring knowledge, not on transforming people. She was positively amazed by the QiLeader course. The combination of videos, cases, evaluations, webinars, questions, tools, notebooks, exercises, the comments of the other participants, the answers she received from Murielle on her own questions or thoughts made it all a great experience. She felt less alone because of this combination. She also participated to a learning group and a life event which made her feel part of a new community of authentic leaders.
“I managed to get out of the “survival mode” with the QiLeader course. Week after week, I saw myself transforming and adopting new habits. I handle things more peacefully today and I am more available for my team members. The team manages things more peacefully as well and can take a step back to better analyze things.” Although the QiLeader course is online, you will be part of a community of leaders facing similar struggles than yours. You will truly feel supported and less alone. The course has been designed to be very experiential and practical too so that you can immediately implement the techniques and see the impact.
… you can't change. You've already tried so why bother?
That is something Karine believed for many years. You are who you are. In French, there is an expression. “Chassez le naturel, il revient au galop” or a leopard can't change its spots. Karine tried to change some of her habits in the past without success. It only made her feel even more miserable because she couldn't stick to a new habit. She wanted to give up and just accept that she couldn't change.
Then she followed this course and learned about neuroplasticity, about the mastery path, about how to change behaviors not only with the neocortex but also with the other two brains and how to apply a methodology to adopt new habits. She understood much better now how habits or neuroplasticity works, she applied the principles, practiced and finally managed to change some habits. She understood why she couldn't change in the past, what she was doing wrong and how to practice her new habits now.
Today, not only does she feel better, she looks better, she is healthier and has become a better leader. You will also understand why you didn’t manage to change in the past. It wasn’t your fault, you didn’t know the right techniques. With the QiLeader course, you are going to become the leader you always wanted to be.
… you will change but it won’t make a difference because your organization will still be the same.
Stéphanie started the course more for herself than for her company. She was aware things needed to change in the company, but many directors were blaming the context, the market or the heavy competition for the bad results. She was convinced the culture needed to change with the habits of the leaders. She followed the course and started applying the principles to herself.
Because she started to see things with new eyes and to change her habits, it had an effect on her colleagues as well. At first, they were reluctant to hear from these new techniques but then they started to see the change in Stéphanie, the impact on her results and her new-found peacefulness. Her colleagues became curious. That is when she started to share some of the principles with them. It had a real impact and gave them energy and hope that things can change. And the company is starting to change in the right direction.
Tom had a similar experience and is starting to see great results around empowerment within his organization. Be the change you want to see in the world. Both Tom and Stéphanie experienced this and had an impact on the others around them because of their transformation.
You will have an impact on your organization and if it is still not enough, you will find the courage and techniques to either do even more for your company or to open your wings elsewhere.
… your work will never approve the budget.
Anne wanted to follow the course but wasn't sure the budget would be approved. I send her a methodology to get better results from a conversation. It is a methodology I used very often with my shareholders to get what I want. The result: Not only was the budget approved but her CEO enrolled as well. Curious about the methodology that will help you get the budget for this course, a salary increase or something else. Go to https://www.qileader.com/trade/
… there is no place for authenticity in our current short-term economy.
For years, I had this belief. I had to pretend to be someone else to be successful in my career. I wasn't the same person at home as at work. I showed strength in all situations. I was in charge, in control of things and showed that. I was certain of things. I had to talk to be convincing and show assertiveness and I had to take responsibility. Even when it was hard, I smiled and said everything was ok. I didn't show my flaws and worked even harder to compensate for those. I had even managed to shut down my sensations to pretend everything was ok. But then at some point, I faced many problems and the results were not good enough. I felt really bad but didn't show it. And I felt really alone.
Because by showing up as this wonder woman, I had managed to alienate my colleagues from me, even some friends. I came at the verge of a burnout and that is what I needed to realize that this superwoman behavior was not helping me anymore and was not leading to good results. I followed the ontological training course and started to show my vulnerability, to be authentic. It helped me create really great relationships with my colleagues. Some would do anything for me. But also, that is when we became really successful financially and humanly. And even my shareholders and financial advisers liked this authenticity. I am convinced they saw courage in how I was showing up.
There are much more leaders going or wanting to go in that direction than you might think. They don’t always have the guts to go for it or to discuss it openly. But with the QiLeader course, you will find a community of people daring to go for authenticity. You will definitely not be alone in this quest and that is how I believe, we will change the way businesses are run, one authentic leader a time.
… including emotions and the body in leadership will feel weird because you’re very rational.
That used to be me. I am a very rational person. I analyze things, I like to read, and I even felt an aversion for all this talk about meditation, the body mind connection, … I would listen politely but think: “Yeah, right, you are naive but if it works for you, it's ok. But not for me.” And when I started to face many issues and to feel bad, I started of course with a rational approach. I started to read a lot about new business techniques, about stress, about how our brain functions, about personal development, ... I read a lot and started to understand things. But it didn't help me.
I understood things but didn't really manage to change them or to change my behavior. That is when I had this intuition. It felt like it was shouting to me: “You have to get out of your head. You are overthinking things and you are stuck in your thoughts. Get out of your head!” So, I choose to follow the ontological coaching training (mental, emotion and body) because I wanted to continue using my head of course but I felt I needed the emotions and the body part as well (also called somatics). I knew I had to do this but was afraid at the same time.
I learned that it is very difficult to change behaviors through the prefrontal cortex (our rational brain). I learned that the body and emotions play a crucial role in learning and changing behaviors. Not only because that is how I finally managed to transform but also because that is where I saw the best results with my coachees. And I am talking about small, almost invisible shifts with your body and emotions, nothing crazy.
… you like who you are and don’t really want to change
Fred is a very creative person. He has 100 new ideas in a day and has a very enthusiastic personality. He loves to learn new things and to try new things. Unfortunately, he doesn't stick to things, he rarely finishes something he has started. He changed jobs many times in the past. Always starting with a lot of enthusiasm and great feedback to then give up and change job because a nicer opportunity presented itself. People told him he should work on practicing more stability and that he should be more organized. At some point, he tried that but that was not only too hard, he didn't notice a big difference. On top of that he did not want to become another person, a boring person. He liked being creative and enthusiastic.
He didn't want to change that side of his personality. But not changing was costing him a lot in terms of failures but also in terms of peacefulness. That is when he followed this course. He learned some techniques to increase his awareness and to be more at choice. Instead of seeing himself as this kind of person, or that kind of person, he could adapt his behavior to reach the outcomes he desired in function of a situation. He learned to practice the QiLeader dispositions, in particular the anchored one.
Today, when he needs more stability, he can switch to that disposition and reaches better results. But when he needs his creative side, he still has access to it as well. He changed as a person without losing the essence he likes. He just learned to adapt himself better to different situations and to increase his choices and results. With the QiLeader course, you can become the person you want. You will just have access to more behaviors that will give you better results.
… your situation is very specific
This course focuses on universal techniques that can be applied whatever the sector, at home and at work, in a private or public company, in a one-person organization or a multinational. We have senior leaders following the course, middle managers, self-employed persons, employees without a team, people looking for a job, a surgeon, consultants, architects, coaches, people in real estate, ...
… you don’t have a team. You are not a manager
Eric doesn't have a team. He works in a large organization that just merged and the mood is very bad internally. He is not really happy in his job anymore and doesn't believe he can change anything. His stress is quite high. He enrolled to the course more out of curiosity of this new world but without expectations that it would change anything for him. He hesitated at first of course because he doesn't see himself as a leader and does not have a team. He is an expert in his domain. But this course changed a lot for him. He realized that some things were preventing him from evolving in his career and he had quite some frustration inside him.
This course brought him a higher level of peace, of confidence and gave him techniques to communicate better. He started to change his behavior at work and noticed that this new behavior had a positive impact on his colleagues and on the overall mood. He thought he couldn't change anything at work because he isn't a team leader but now he realizes that he is much more powerful than he thought he could be.
You don’t have to have a team to follow this course. You will even increase your impact on others even when you are not their manager. Your relationship with your colleagues and your boss will improve with the techniques and you’ll get more done without feeling squeezed by bad decisions.
… you already know a lot about agile or digital transformation
Laurent was in the middle of a career change. He was not stressed, on the contrary he was enthusiastic. After spending many years as a senior leader in the distribution, he has decided to launch his career as a consultant. His specialty is Data & Digital Transformation. Laurent is an expert and hesitated to follow this course because he was afraid he would not learn many new things. But he came to one of my conference and discovered a whole new world of leadership that would truly help him in his job as a digital consultant.
This course brought him a whole new way of thinking, a new way of dealing with issues and of seeing an organization. He learned things that were completely new to him, very practical and easy techniques that he could immediately implement with his customers. He understands even better how to manage organizational change, how to transform the structure of an organization and has adopted a completely new way of thinking that is extremely productive. Thanks to the principles in this course, he gets even better results with his customers on data & digital transformation.
This course is very complementary to the new business techniques. These often require a new culture or mindset that is often standing in the way of a successful transformation. By learning these new techniques, consultants & coaches can serve their customers even better and lead their project toward a success.
… your english is not good enough
Almost all the participants are not native speakers. Murielle and most other speakers are not native speakers neither. You can put English subtitles to all the video's and your personal work in the notebook and QiLeader plan can be answered in your own language. But of course, you still need a minimum level of English to follow the course. If you understand most of what is written on this page, you will be able to follow the course.
I can’t start immediately with the course. Is that a problem?
This course in online and available 24/7. It has been designed so that you can fit it in your busy schedule. You can follow it whenever you want. Only the Q&A sessions will be scheduled at specific times. But don’t worry, if you can’t follow a Q&A session, the replay will be available to you. You’ll have lifetime access to this course so that you can follow it whenever it suits you and go over it when necessary.
Do I need to be online at specific times?
Only the Q&A sessions are scheduled at specific times. These are live conferences on Zoom or Facebook with Murielle where you can ask questions or deepen your learning. The other modules will be available 24/7. We value your time and know you probably have a very busy schedule. Therefore, you can plan your lessons whenever you want. Please send us an e-mail if you want the dates of the Q&A sessions in advance to plan in your agenda : [email protected]
I am a coach/consultant. Can I offer this course to my clients?
Many of our participants are coaches or consultants in digital transformation, business strategy, agility or HR. They often experience difficult implementations because of inappropriate mindsets or culture. By offering this course to their clients, they increase their impact in the organization because of the changed mindsets. Their mission is often benefiting from the improved leadership. If you are interested in offering this course to your customers, please contact us at [email protected]
What are the conditions to receive the certificate from Solvay Brussels School?
You have to complete the course, do the exercises and submit a final Personal QiLeader plan. You will receive the certificate by postal mail.