Damien Richeux

Damien Richeux

I specialised in the development of capabilities for companies to stay competitive, profitable and sustainable over the long term.

While technology has changed common business practices forever, technology has enabled companies to the vast potential of the new exiting opportunity, which in most cases leaves IT departments scratching their heads as to how to keep up with the continuously involving Market.

In a nutshell, If you want to be or stay ahead of your competitors, you’ll want to deploy powerful ICT and software solutions that can facilitate your business growth and seamlessly integrate across all levels.

Being a part of the Magnificent 11 team allows me to deliver strong suite of capabilities starting with a skilled and experienced Business Analyst team, a track record for solving our customers problems and delivering solid solutions,  far-reaching analysis capable to exceed our customers expectation.

I am passionate about most things, I released recently that I love to create and express myself through drawing, designing and problem solving approach in everything I do. I actually started learning how to build small gaming apps for smartphones, it’s fun, I learn a lot about coding and programing and you can vitally create anything you want.

I am also passionate about self-development, for example I was ask recently the following question: Hardly any person ever sets out to become an average or below average performer, yet over 80% of entire workforce is working at average or below average levels. What gives?

There is many reasons as to why over 80% of the entire workforce is working at average or below average levels. However, even if these reasons are true for me, they may not be true for someone else.

There is a golden rule in the business world that says 80 percent of your business is performed by 20 percent of your customer base. This means that just 20 percent of your clientele accounts for the largest percentage of your profit from year­ to­ year and that you should do everything in your power to please this 20 percent and keep each as a customer.

The same golden rule applies here, the top 20 percent of performer’s account for the largest percent of the entire workforce, then the middle 70 percent, and the bottom 10 percent.
I have a set of 3 questions for the 80% of the entire workforce:

● Why are you not in the top 20% yet?
● When would you be in the top 20%?
● How will you get to the top 20%?

I believe that the lack of passion, clarity, goal setting or choosing the wrong career path can dramatically impact the overall performance and results of the individual in his or her chosen field.
Which ultimately will slower his or her progress to the top 20%, moreover if there is no conviction or commitment. A decision needs to be made and only you can make it for yourself. For me the main reason for average of below average levels is that most people hate their job, which provides them a license for non­performance. Believe it or not, by declaring that you hate your job, you find a sense of relief that you don’t have to perform that much because “how can you be a superstar in a job that you hate?

Another phenomenon happens when people hate their jobs. The focus is “off” of you once you hate your job. If you find one or more reasons (your boss, your pay, working conditions etc.) to hate your job, you can be assured that the focus is “off” of you for an indefinite period as you are now simply looking at how “something else” needs to be fixed for you to love your job. In the process, you can forget your priorities and be guilt­free.

Lastly, I want to say that there is a “small percentage” of “reasons” and “circumstances” that provides genuine reasons to hate your job. But the percentage is very very small. In general, the fix is in “you” and not in the job.

I am greatly inspired spiritually by Jesus Christ who is in my opinion the greatest messenger and leader of all times. The Christian faith represents approximately one ­third of the world’s population and is the largest religion in the world. According to the Pew Research Center the Christianity represented a total of 2.2 billion of adherents across the world. This means that Jesus’s message of peace brings comfort to one­ third of the world’s population including me. Quote message of peace:

Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership. I admire the teachings on leadership by guys like John Maxwell,Steve Jobs, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

There are leaders from my personal life such as a former pastor, a former boss and leaders in my own community who have influenced me as I have watched their leadership. I love leadership. It is so needed these days; especially in today’s world.

The principles, however, that I admire most are found in the leadership style of Jesus. Jesus’ leadership is still impacting culture today.

Jesus was willing to invest in people others would have dismissed.​Consider thedisciples. They were not the “religious” elite, yet Jesus used them to start His church.

Jesus released responsibility and ownership in a ministry.​Consider how Jesus sent the disciples out on their own. No micro­management it appears.

Jesus had a leadership succession plan. ​Jesus consistently reminded the disciples that He wouldn’t always be with them. Of course, He was still the “leader”, but He left others to take the ministry forward.

Jesus practiced servant leadership better than anyone.​The King of kings was willing to wash the feet of His followers.

Jesus was laser focused on His vision.​Regardless of the persecutions or distractions, Jesus kept on the mission God had called Him to complete.

Jesus handled distractions with grace.​When the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years touched His garment, Jesus stopped to heal her, even though headed to a definite purpose.

Jesus was into self­-development.​Jesus constantly slipped away to spend time with God.

Jesus was into leadership development and replacement.​He very purposefully prepared the disciples to take over the ministry. He pushed people beyond what they felt they were capable of doing.

Jesus held followers to high expectations.​Jesus was not afraid to make huge requests of people. “Follow Me” meant the disciples had to drop their agenda to do so. He told the disciples they must be willing to lose everything to follow Him.

Jesus cared more about people than about rules and regulations.​He was willing to jeopardize Himself personally by breaking the “rules” to help someone in need.

Jesus celebrated success in ministry.​He rewarded people generously who were faithful to Him and His cause.

Jesus finished well.​Any questions whether His ministry was effective? Still working today.

 

LinkedIn: Damien Richeux
Email: Damien@magnificent11.com

 

 

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