News feed for Mentees & Mentors

February 2016

Hi all,
As usual, I'm sharing with you few articles, links which you might find relevant, or at least will feed your never-ending reflection and curiosity.
This time, a couple of interesting articles relating to dealing with "passive-aggressive" colleagues, and to the added-value of great Listening. And finally, another article on Emotional intelligence, and an academic paper looking at Coaching for Surgeons! ;)
Take good care of yourselves.
Alan Lefebvre

Reminder: This news feed is proposed to all Mentees (FdCo, HoM, PMR, MedCo) and Mentors.
Main topics are about “Leadership, People and team Management”, as well as others various Humanitarian issues, Security etc…Please, let me know if you wish be taken off the list, or if you have any other info/article you would like to share with our colleagues! 

We have met or work with this kind of colleague who "says one thing in a meeting but then does another. He passes you in the hallway without saying hello and talks over you in meetings. But when you ask to speak with him about it, he insists that everything’s fine and the problem is all in your head"

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague, this article can give you few interesting tips on you can do in such situation!

Quick Quote: “When you Talk you are only Repeating what you know; but when Listen, you may Learn something new" - Dalai Lama XIV.

"Hearing is one thing, listening is another".
In MSF, The Price of Poor Listening is not so much about money being lost (even if...), but rather more about people feeling poorly managed or supervised (and actually still the main reason why some leave  the organisation). 
I quite like this sentence extracted from this article: "Strive to understand more than the person's words by looking for nuances in the thoughts and feelings surrounding their words. If you're visual, strive to see the picture that's inside the other person's head."

I have already shared with you few articles on Emotional intelligence., Here is another one, which defines and summarises well the main elements of being emotionally intelligent!
Check out if you have some or all of the 10 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence.

I know, this academic paper (Unfolding the Remarkable Orthopedic Surgeon, How to unleash the quest for excellence and the sense of caring) is not really about mentoring, but more about Coaching, and especially on how it can help surgeons to develop the following:

Sustained technical excellence and innovation
Leadership versatility
Emotional and relational competence
Cultural inclusiveness...

Reminder: If you are interested to develop your Leadership and People/Team management competences, do not forget that MSFOCB (Alain Rias) has developed 2 great workshops, to which you can apply (either via your Career manager, or your direct supervisor)!
More on the content of these 2 workshops (target groups and dates):

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