When Yves was a toddler, his parents took him along their travels across the world, and Yves has been traveling ever since while settling down in various countries. Having experienced and adapted to various cultures, Yves knows not to be prejudiced but to relativize and contextualize.
Barok and renaissance music brings him peace of mind. Curious by nature, Yves consumes numerous books, history being his favorite topic. The management book 'Corporate Recovery: Managing Companies in Distress' currently lies on his nightstand. Learning languages is another one of his hobbies. Arabic is the latest addition to his polyglotical toolbox.
To young Yves, he'd say: "Be yourself and remain honest without rocking the boat too much." He learned the hard way that diplomacy gets one further than being very direct.
"Ask for forgiveness rather than for permission.” Decisive and man of the action, Yves is not hindered by analysis paralysis or lack of information. On the contrary, he calls himself risk preferent.
He has always spent a lot of time developing people, challenging them, putting them in difficult situations, and supporting them. Not bothered by his ego, approachable, and very open-minded, Yves will enjoy helping people on the path to authentic leadership by passing on his experience.
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