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No, I don’t think so. But to put it crudely, I don’t believe forced “social mixity” alone will lead to “better schools for all”. I rather believe that “better schools for all” will facilitate more “social mixity”. In this entry, a sequel to “Is “magical thinking” only striking Belgian politicians?”, I briefly discuss the title… » read more

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“Burn after reading” is a hilarious movie but also one that makes you think and warns us: We take ourselves way too seriously. We need to be OK with not being perfect, or we’ll end up making a big mess of our lives, just to keep from looking at ourselves in the mirror. Coincidently, “Burn”‘s… » read more

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A few general reflections on this particular brain disease affecting some decision-makers in Europe and elsewhere and a practical application on the social mixity decree for the French-speaking schools in Belgium Having worked for the European Commission and national governments as a consultant, a manager of a ministerial chief of staff, I have sympathy for… » read more

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You will find in attachment a presentation I gave recently for HR managers of the public sector at EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration). The presentation draws on my experiences in the public and private sector and on my readings of authors such as Kenneth Thomas and Wouter van den Abeele in particular. This presentation… » read more

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