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Vision, mission and what can you do!

We will spend over 70.000 hours at work during our lives.

Imagine if we spent all those hours feeling safe, able to be fully ourselves and we knew our contributions mattered! 

Well that's my vision!  

MY MISSION is to make work a better place for people and to transform the employee experience. I want work to be a place where everyone can be their one true self, where people can feel safe and where people can find purpose in what they do. Feeling like our work matters should not be something only a few people attain, but it should be the norm for everyone.

 

But why?

As a millennial leader, I firmly believe that the corporate world needs a change in leadership and we need to transform the employee experience. The management style that has preceded my generation no longer work with today's reality and we need to look at our workforce in a new way.

I believe:
Tailoring positions

I believe in framing jobs and responsibilities around both the individual (skills and personality) and the tasks at hand. 

New role models

I believe the new leaders struggle to find their place as leaders as they lack role models they can identify with. 

Understanding

I believe leaders need to understand each employee’s. motivation, strengths and shortcomings to enable people to thrive and grow.

Empathy

I believe we need more leaders who lead with authenticity, empathy, humility and care for their employees.

Soft skills

I believe we need to drastically increase the value we attribute to soft skills and emotional intelligence, especially for people in leadership position.

People first

I believe in putting people before deliverables.

Always!

 
But how?

Changing leadership in the corporate world is no small task. It will take time and a lot of effort, but I want to be part of the process and part of the solution. We will change the way we lead through multiple steps and efforts, such as:

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1. AWARENESS

Create awareness for this need to change the way we lead through repeating this message to all whom will listen.

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2. START THE DISCUSSION

Start, stimulate and contribute to the discussion and debate around the upcoming change in leadership required in the corporate world.

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3. BUILD A NETWORK

Build a network of thought leaders and of corporations that have already embraced the change to show examples of success and that the change is not only inevitable, but possible.

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4. PRESENT NEW ROLE MODELS

Present new leadership role models to new and experienced leaders to challenge the status quo and help shape the next generation of leadership.

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5. CREATE COURSES FOR LEADERS

Create courses and trainings to help leaders understand the importance of empathy, humility and care in leadership.

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6. CREATE COURSES FOR HR

Create courses and training programs for HR department so they are better equipped to guide new and experienced leaders through this change. 

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7. COACH LEADERS

Coach leaders to help them increase their self-awareness as only through self-awareness can they better understand others and learn to lead with empathy.

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8. MENTOR PROFESSIONALS

Mentor entrepreneurs and professional in finding their way to lead with authenticity and empathy regardless of their position.

 
What am I doing so far?

Although I am only at the beginning of this journey, I am already pushing hard to promote this change. For now, I am doing so through three key activities:

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CURRENT ROLE

Through my current role as a People Leader in a large organisation where I promote and showcase a different way to lead my team.

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STARTUP MENTOR

Through my role as a mentor for startup entrepreneurs and marketing professionals, I am focusing on leadership management and building awareness.

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CONTENT CREATION

Through my content creation I am building an audience to engage and discuss the need for leadership change in the corporate world.

If you are not already following me on LinkedIn, I invite you do so here: Laurence Paquette LinkedIn.

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What can you do?

Does my vision and mission appeal to you?

Do you also see a need for a change in the way we lead in the corporate world?

Do you also believe people should feel safe at work, that we should put people before deliverables and that everyone should be able to see that their contribution matters? 

If so, join me! 

 

You can join in two ways:

Don't be shy, everyone can take part! I am waiting to hear from you!

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