One on one

In just a few questions, let yourself be inspired by Quebec business leaders.

Myrianne Collin – Executive Director of LaSalle College

2 July 2020

One on one

  One-on-one with Myrianne Collin, Executive Director of LaSalle College, a passionate leader who strives to maximize the potential of her organization while demonstrating a caring leadership.     1. In this period of chaos, as a leader, what prevented you from sleeping? Let’s just say that I was driven by my survival instinct. That […]

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Isabelle Frenette – Vice Presidente of Human Resources at Ludia

11 June 2020

One on one

  One on one with Isabelle Frenette, an inspiring team player with a sharp strategic vision, now Vice President of Human Resources at Ludia, a company in the video game industry which is fortunately doing well during these exceptional times.     1. In this period of great chaos, as a leader, what has prevented you […]

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Ben Marc Diendéré – Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer at Via Rail Canada

28 May 2020

One on one

    One on one with Ben Marc Diendéré, a rainbow all by himself, a human being filled with optimism, a culture lover, a committed philanthropist and above all a strategist in influence communication currently working at VIA Rail.   1. In this period of chaos, as a leader, what prevented you from sleeping? Since […]

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Alain Bergeron – President and founder of SYRUS Réputation

22 May 2020

One on one

    One on one with Alain Bergeron, President and founder of SYRUS Réputation, a boutique firm specializing in business consulting.     1. In this period of chaos, as an entrepreneur, what prevented you from sleeping? Layoffs. Even if they are temporary, still hurts. Otherwise, generally speaking, I don’t need a lot of sleep […]

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Guillaume Bouchard – CEO of CONTXFUL

23 April 2020

One on one

  One-on-one with Guillaume Bouchard, a serial entrepreneur in confinement in the Laurentians, from where he manages his company CONTXTFUL as well as L’Escouade Numérique, a support network specially created to support the entrepreneurial community during these exceptional times.   1. In this time of great crisis, as an entrepreneur, what keeps you awake at […]

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François Dumontier – CEO of Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix and Octane Racing Group

6 July 2019

One on one

    One-on-one with François Dumontier, CEO of Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix and Octane Racing Group the biggest sport and tourism event in Canada.     1. What factors do you feel led you to become CEO of Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix and Octane Racing Group? This year has marked my 25th year […]

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Eric Desaulniers – CEO of Nouveau Monde Graphite

20 May 2019

One on one

  One-on-one with Eric Desaulniers CEO since 2011 of Nouveau Monde Graphite, a mineral exploration company which holds mining claims in the province of Québec with the objective of discovering major ore deposits.     1. What led you to become president of Nouveau Monde Graphite? As a physicist + geologist, you might say that […]

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Frédéric Soucy – President of the Société de Gestion Cogir

6 April 2019

One on one

    One-on-one with Frédéric Soucy, President since 2017 of the Société de Gestion Cogir, one of Quebec’s leader in real estate.      1. What factors do you feel led you to become CEO of the Société de Gestion Cogir? I think that multiple factors were favorable. Like in many cases, the sum of these factors […]

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Samuel Watts – CEO of the Welcome Hall Mission

19 March 2019

One on one

  One-on-one with Samuel Watts, CEO since 2016 of the Welcome Hall Mission, a non-profit organization that offers many programs to support those experiencing homelessness, young single mothers, families and at-risk youth.     1. What led you to become CEO of the Welcome Hall Mission? It was an opportunity to have a major impact […]

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Kathy Baig – President of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

15 February 2019

One on one

    One-on-one with Kathy Baig, President of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 2016.      1. What led you to become President of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec? I had the deep desire to reposition the engineering profession and bring it back its lustre. It all started in 2013, during the […]

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In our mind

The associates share their thoughts and opinions with you. Do these reflections resonate with you? Jump into the conversation!

Ultra-performing, but for how long?

12 September 2019

In our mind

Throughout my years at La tête chercheuse, I’ve been interested in all kinds of phenomena – sometimes new, sometimes surprising, and always thought-provoking. Because we work, day after day, in a real human laboratory, thanks to our exploratory approach with candidates, we often make observations that lead us to, not necessarily generalize, but certainly to […]

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Competitive or performing?

11 August 2019

In our mind

It’s a question I often ask because, for me, it encompasses two very different notions. First, the performer is motivated to go above and beyond, to succeed as a team and deliver results. Second, the competitive person compares (to last quarter’s results, the other team, the competition…), in a spirit of competition. Competitiveness doesn’t always […]

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Be in the known

Discover our tips to facilitate your role as a recruiter!

A head full of interview questions: La tête chercheuse’s TOP questions

20 January 2020

Be in the known

Although time is sometimes limited, the selection of a new player is a process that should not be taken lightly. Whether it is for a position creation or a temporary replacement, one should never try to just “fill a chair”. The addition of a recruit must fit in with the strategic focus of the organization […]

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“Why do you want this job?” said the interviewed interviewer.

17 November 2019

Be in the known

Yes, it’s essential to uncover why the job seeker is interested in interviewing for a specific job at your company. You might also be interested in how they present themselves, formulate ideas, and whether they’ve come prepared. But the person you’re evaluating has an opinion too, one that’s equally as important. First impressions are a […]

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In the spotlight

We have created or unearthed content that resonates with you: communication and marketing industry, HR trends, management, governance, social challenges, the business world from here and elsewhere, etc.

How is the job market reacting to the crisis?

10 June 2020

In the spotlight

We surveyed our network in order to paint a portrait of the Quebec job market, currently undergoing a major transformation, in spite of itself. After recording a record unemployment rate in the midst of the pandemic – jumping from 7.8% to 17% last April, and then dropping back to 13.7% this June – we were […]

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The way out of the crisis: Discussion with three entrepreneurs in China

23 April 2020

In the spotlight

In order to help companies in Quebec get through the crisis, La tête chercheuse activated its network in order to speak with Canadian entrepreneurs currently operating in China and living the aftermath of the crisis. Hoping that their lucidity will help you approach the coming weeks with confidence, here are some of their key learnings […]

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Crisis Management 101

10 April 2020

In the spotlight

The current situation is here to remind us: knowing how to navigate in a situation of crisis is crucial. Good crisis management allows leaders to not only reassure their troops throughout troubled times, with targeted communications and actions, but also, if done well, to feel the first signs of the crisis ahead of time and to […]

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Celebrate “We”

11 December 2019

In the spotlight

We think you’ll agree when we say that the secret to a well-oiled machine that delivers successful projects is the support of your troops. At La tête chercheuse, we like to underline the little things that make everyday life more manageable while defining who we are as a collective team. Interestingly, the Harvard Business Review […]

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Is professional happiness a new concept?

17 October 2019

In the spotlight

No, especially not at La tête chercheuse. For more than twenty years, we’ve been working with people who want “better” – a better quality of life at work. We’re not about to hide it – today’s “better” coincides with a labour market transformation that’s handing talent “the long end of the stick” – more often […]

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