Who is Laurent Ledoux?
Laurent travelled around the world to learn the art of living and speaks seven languages. He now restructures companies and organisations so that they can increase the positive impact they have on society. This ‘barefoot manager’ has worked for large companies, banks, public institutions and NGOs.
He developed a unique management philosophy by reading important philosophies from the past and experiencing those of the present. He recently founded Phusis to guide transformations in large companies and their implementation of collaborative governance. The Phusis team works everywhere in Europe.
His strongest belief: profit maximisation should not be the main objective, and by definition is not the main objective of a company. Of course, profit is important, but the primary objective should be to help meet the needs of society, whereby a working environment is created in which employees can grow and develop, not only to the benefit of the company, but also of themselves. Because he is responsible for creating such working environments, some employees refer to him as ‘the barefoot manager’. This is because Laurent Ledoux sometimes walks barefoot at work. “It is a way to be more in contact with the earth; it's a habit from my time in Africa.”