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Eric Chataigné is an "A-Player" type profile.

A-Player profiles have unusually strong adaptability, learn very quickly and are strongly action-oriented. They have a tendency to succeed and progress easily, regardless of the environment in which they're likely to evolve.

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Eric Chataigné

Leader of the DBA team @ Intrasoft international

  • Master

Technical skills

information technology team management services European institutions Innovation management
Network Coordinatio

Areas of interest

Artificial Inteligence new global challenges programme management Agile


How he behaves
What he wants to do
What he is capable of doing


Personal pitch

I am working as Project Manager and team leader in the Intrasoft International DG7. Since June I am in charge of the DBA team at the European Investement Bank (EIB). From 2013 to 2015, I managed several projets related for the European Commission, aiming at providing on line partform for the education, innovation and transportation communities. From January 2010 to April 2013, I worked at the European Parliament in charge of the migration to Windows 7 for 3000 users and of a team of 20 persons involved in ICT user support, application development, quality and process development. From July 2006 to December 2009, I was the deputy manager of the EuroMed, Innovation and Technology Programme and Consultant in the development of support services to innovative SMEs. I was responsible of the delivery of the project, the definition of the activities and the management of the 50 experts. From November 1999 to June 2006, I was the deputy project director of the IRC Secretariat and was leading the IT activities. Responsible of a team of IT developers and content providers in charge of the design, the developments and maintenance the IT tools hosted by the project, I was delivering trainings and advises to the Network members. It continued the activities I started in 2005, at Toulon Var Technologies, a French organisation supporting SMEs; I was coaching companies in the professional use of the Internet. From 1992 to 1994, I was working in Yaoundé (Cameroun), as a teacher in the Ecole Polytechnique. Education: 1986-1991-Institut National des Sciences Appliqués de Lyon-Computer Science Engineer 1990-1991: One-year study in Canada, in University of Montreal at the Industrial Design department and at the Computer science department.


Behavioural style

Highly motivating aspect that will make him feel fulfilled.


Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilise

Behaviours in the "influence" category are linked with providing direction. They include developing a professional network, managing teams, making decisions and being motivated to get ideas across. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to mobilise others and the way they establish relationships.

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilise


Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviours in the "Cooperate" category are linked to facilitating collective work. They include mediating interactions between people, solving conflict, making use of the team's resources, and providing support for others. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively


Anticipate challenges / Develop a vision / Innovate

Behaviours in the "think" category are linked to conceiving projects. They include designing strategies, identifying project risks, evaluating tasks and activities, and contributing new ideas. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to process abstract rather than practical concepts.

Anticipate challenges
Develop a vision


Take initiative / Plan and organise / Inspect and Improve

Behaviours in the "act" category are linked to obtaining results. They include launching projects, implementing action plans, monitoring outcomes, or controlling production quality. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to understand practical rather than abstract concepts.

Take initiative
Plan and organise
Inspect and Improve


Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviours in the "feel" category are linked to controlling one's emotions. They include managing stress, investing one's energy, and radiating a positive vibe. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to express and channel their emotions in different contexts.

Spread enthusiasm
React swiftly
Handle stress
Development potential
Highly developed:
Higher than 80% of people
Well developed:
Higher than 60% of people
Moderately developed:
Higher than 40% of people
Slightly developed:
Lower than 60% of people
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style: Promoter

Eric Chataigné comes across as someone determined and strong-minded. He is proactive and always on the lookout for suggestions and initiatives to take his work forward. He has a flexible approach to his job and can easily handle change and unexpected events. The engaging way in which he presents his ideas leaves those he talks to in little doubt - you want to follow his lead. His leadership and passion for continual progress make him an extraordinary driving force in a team.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • He is open-minded and curious about other people's ideas.
  • He finds it easy to be assertive in his relationships, and sets the agenda.
  • He has a positive view of criticism and tolerates different points of view.
Work management
    He strives for excellence and is not satisfied with the bare minimum.
    He handles unexpected events with ease and is able to improvise.
    He is concise, gets straight to the point, and works quickly.
Emotional management
    He is responsive, very energetic and has a sense of urgency.
    He expresses his feelings and finds it easy to communicate with others.
    He tries things out and is willing to take risks.


#lead #open #tolerant #takes part #creative #change #improvises #to the point #tenacious #initiative #responsive #expressive #takes risks

Areas of improvement

    He would benefit from finishing what he starts before moving on to new activities.
    He could give others more visibility on his progress by planning work rigorously.
    He would benefit from being more selective about feedback he listens to, and further trust his own opinions.


What motivates him the most...

Having a positive impact on the world
Creating new things
Focusing on aesthetics

What motivates him the least...

Having clearly defined tasks
Focusing on quality
Maintaining personal balance

How he manages his energy

Eric Chataigné channels most of his energy towards taking action. His main drivers push him to act and take risks. He needs to be stimulated to maintain his interest in his activity or role. For him, stability is synonymous with boredom and weariness. It is better to give him new challenges often.

The activities he prefers


Designing is an essential activity in which Eric Chataigné feels fully engaged. Contributing his imagination and ideas is crucial to him because he draws significant energy and passion from it. It is one of the key ways in which he finds satisfaction in his work.


Promoting a project is an activity that particularly interests Eric Chataigné. He highly enjoys working with a large number of people and communicating his ideas. It is important for him that this be part of his day-to-day.


It is important for Eric Chataigné to have a role that allows him to support those around him. Indeed, he largely prioritizes support over competition. He enjoys creating bonds and fostering cohesion among team members.

The work environment he prefers

#fun #flexibility #casual #freedom #friendly #permissiveness #humour #proximity #adaptability

His management style

Come with me
Try this

What this means

Eric Chataigné is an inspiring manager who tries to help his employees develop individually. He creates an action plan for each of them and positions himself as a mentor. He's a manager who pulls everyone towards a common goal but who can also take into account individuality.

The management style he seeks

Come with me
And you, what do you think?

His ideal manager

Eric Chataigné expects a manager to actively listen and define group objectives collectively. He is motivated by leaders who involve the whole team in the pursuit of goals. He needs a manager who gives meaning to his work, and who is less attached to intended results, focusing rather on the best way to achieve them.

The culture in which he blossoms

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Best fit
Good fit

The ideal culture for him

Eric Chataigné thrives in cultures geared towards relationships and a collective spirit, where human aspects are prioritized, and everyone feels like they belong. This means environments where rules are adapted to ensure everyone's needs are accounted for, and where mutual respect is a top value. He avoids results-driven or data-driven workplaces, preferring cultures centered around collaboration and collective projects. He considers it important that this mindset be shared across the company.


His way of thinking

Preferred tasks Complex

Capacity to comprehend new and strategic subjects.

Decision-making Prudent

Tendency to take the time to make the most of available resources.

Learning style Deepen

Ability to progress by putting proven concepts to use.

How he learns new skills and concepts

Brilliant from an intellectual point of view, Eric Chataigné tends to easily assimilate foreign concepts. He is able to understand new or complex subjects without needing to put them into practice. This means he can develop his skills by researching and reading on diverse subjects. He needs to be intellectually stimulated by his work, and might get easily bored otherwise.

Careful in his approach, Eric Chataigné prefers to rely on proven strategies. He is observant and tends to adopt tried-and-true concepts that he can trust thoroughly. In this sense, he finds it easier to learn from information provided.