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Last May, I went to a superb exhibition at the Army Museum in Paris, ‘Napoléon The Strategist’. It helped me understand what the quote below means as I saw how Napoléon used his skills as ‘a military genius’.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
– Napoleon Hill 

It was fascinating to learn how ‘strategy’ was always on his mind when he defined and made it evolve.

From being only a military affair to a wider one in politics, economy, finance and communication. For doing so, artefacts were used, such as documents, maps and objects. It was Napoléon’s way to help others succeed best and quickest and learn from failures in addition to being a recognized leader.

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The photo I shot while visiting the Army Museum and its exhibit on Napoleon, Paris, France.

Helping each other to succeed can start with conversations. As Paul Simbeck-Hampson told me in meaningful asynchronous online conversations:

Very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.” 

 MJ Wheatley

His curiosity on my challenges and what I am up to, my curiosity on his journey, he and his ecosystem are instigating, have triggered insightful conversations and an exploration of an upcoming engagement and collaboration. Stay tuned for more.

In the meantime, this insight may catch your attention for your exploration:

when those four things exist: asking questions, listening, heightened interest and the desire to learn, we will create conversation and gain all the other benefits that come with that.” – Kevin Eikenberry

It is about mutual respect, too.

Community Management helps propel your internal community and scale engagement to keep learning and innovating with your organization’s ecosystem.

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    • Rotana Ty
      Rotana Ty says:

      With great pleasure, Paul. Thank you! Well, this oldie is from 2018, i.e. the early days of our exploration and collaboration with Supro. As written in the Tapestry book:

      “Great design happened with passion, intelligence, and personal commitment”, as put on I have fond memories of our project and of this first step reaching out to another company to help expand my reach to like-minded people. I remember in glee the brave shift I took and how good it felt to type that tweet after our meetings:

      “Big thanks and thumbs up to you, Paul, Tom and the whole team @SuproCo! It was a real treat! Personal and collective growth for the win! Onwards and forward!”


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