Be-in-Charge helps young talents thrive in a changing business environment

On July 7th 2016, the French daily Les Echos, published with the title: “The Great Fear of Autonomy”. Eric Le Boucher, co-founder of, built his paper around the idea that people fear change because they are focused on souvenirs and memories. Le Boucher also reminds that a wave of so called “schumpeterism” is still taking the economy like a storm by. The result is that the new value being created, actually destroys what used to be. Le Boucher compares this situation to that of an industrial revolution, and he concludes it is a bad time to fear change, and not “leap forward.”

In the mean time, Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet, founder of met with 3 Human Resources Managers. All three had come to the same conclusion: “If we cannot help our young talents, we will not retain them!”

A young manager overwhelmed. He is in need for some organizational change. Proper training will help be more agile.

The 3 Human Resources Managers: Alexandra, Mélanie and Kelly needed training to help their young talents. Alexandra needed “how-to” tutorials. Whereas Mélanie and Kelly focused on helping their talents bring some sense into what is done in the workplace.

Human Resources Managers across industries look into training to deal with  similar situations

Alexandra diagnosed a lack of basic communication skills as stopping young talents from progressing. She said: “Our Young Talents need to better understand how to communicate within the industry, whether it is across cultures or with clients or across various levels of hierarchy within the firm. They do not know how to communicate. As a result, they repeatedly hit walls. “Plain English” techniques should help young talents get over such hurdles, and enable them to blossom at work.”

While Mélanie and Kelly both pointed to the young talent’s difficulty in combining work priorities and personal values. Actually Mélanie said: “I focus on ethics. I base my approach on the teachings of ethnographic-Christianity, because it helps bring sense to what is done in the workplace. This approach helps put work-related inconveniences into perspective. Putting things into perspective enables to heal from work-related bruises, and as a result, improves Young Talent efficiency.”

As for Kelly, she chose to offer: “…to those of my Young Talents, who are in pain and come to me, to meet with a coach.” Together through meditation, they sort the priorities of the Young Talent. As a result, we get back someone who spends less time at work. But, because the time spent at work is better spent, we get back someone who is happier. And the result is: more time for oneself, and be more efficiency in the workplace. We get increased productivity.

Across continents, the work environment affects young talents’ happiness and productivity

Alexandra runs the European Young Talent program from her Paris office. She does this for an international law firm. Alexandra asked Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet to help train the Young Talents. Mélanie, manages the Young Talent Program for a top French commercial real-estate developer. She follows the courses of a recognized thinker in the topic of social-Catholicism, which she uses to design her training program. And, Kelly is in charge of the Human Resources for a prime Canadian Advertising firm. She outsources her coaching-needs.

It is noticeable that, all three Managers have similar needs for training or coaching, and turn to specialists to outsource the training or coaching of their Young Talents. Even more remarkable, all three:

    • Identify within their teams, a work related pain caused by a void or a lack of meaning;
    • Believe that filling the void or bringing meaning to work can be achieved:
      • Either, by mastering simple techniques. Such techniques free the mind from minor tasks, and help focus on the bigger picture.
      • Or, by adopting common sense based everyday rules. Such rules are common to all, which helps avoid wondering about even the most minor decision.
    • Understand that training or coaching can help provide meaning to what is done in the workplace.

    Be-in-Charge helps young talents focus on the bigger picture at work, by mastering everyday repetitive tasks.

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