#10_Alexandre Chevalier, Commercial Director, Ex Delsey, Paris, France

Alexandre Chevalier is ex Delsey Commercial Director Europe with a long and diverse commercial experience. He won the manager of the year trophy of the magazine Aktion Co a few years ago.

In this conversation we explore together many questions including: why should someone decide to become a manager? From being a scout and wanting to be the chief and number one in your group to becoming a leader in an organisation there is a long way.

At some point you know about the responsibility you have as a leader. You are sometimes alone and need to assume it. You need to transmit something every day, help people to develop and reach a common goal, motivate them to go beyond their comfort zone also.

Sometimes the leadershp journey is a trip with different steps and sometimes these steps are not connected, like when you change company. So you need to reboot, reset for the next one with humility. Those periods of transitions are some of the times where you need a network but you have to keep your network alive before you need it.

The digitalization has changed also his role as a leader. It needs adaptability to stay connected with the reality of the business. That includes to understand the technical evolutions, you definitely need also hard skills, to be able to put the hand in the engeen sometimes.

Alexandre sees the future of leadership focused both on the digital connection and the well-being of people. Because still: “Together Each Achieves More”.

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