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Burnout

Burnout

Burnout refers to a phenomenon where employees suffer a mix of physical and psychological symptoms due to a continued stress in the working environment. According to the State of the Global Workplace 2022 report delivered by Gallup, only 21% of employees around the world are engaged at work and only 33% of employees are thriving …

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Conflict / Conflicto

Conflict

Many people fear conflict, and yet it is part of life and part of our long-term relationships. Every time we are surrounded by people, there’s a potential occasion for conflict because they might want or need something different from what we want. This is why we should learn how to deal with it. Basically, a …

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Autonomy / Autonomía

Autonomy

Motivation, when lasts, is not an external stimulus. According to the “Self-determination theory”, intrinsic motivation mainly depends on 3 factors: competence, relatedness and autonomy. It is when we feel that we’re good at something, we belong, and we’re in control, that we’re driven to accomplish. Promoting engagement Control leads to obedience. When people simply follow …

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Prioritization / Priorizar

Prioritization

When everything’s a priority, nothing is a priority. That’s why prioritization is essential, and yet many times we get caught in the trap of start working without a decision on what our priorities are. Understanding the impact The first step when we prioritize is understanding what the impact of our actions will be. Assuming that …

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Luck / suerte

Luck

I have luck. Last Friday I was invited, jointly with a friend, an executive in a Swedish company, to give the closing lecture in a leadership course. The professor, another friend of ours, asked us to provide his students with some experiences and thoughts that can eventually help them in their professional careers. While preparing …

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Digital leaders / líderes digitales

Digital leaders

Digitalization changes the nature of organizations. It changes business dynamics, work requirements and needed skills. A more democratic access to information may cause hierarchy and silos to break, and blur functions and organizational boundaries. Leaders need to change. They need to become digital leaders. Talking of leadership in digitalization is talking of change management. Besides …

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Win by chance / Ganar por casualidad

Win by chance

Everyone can win by chance. Indeed, everyone can win by chance many times. With chance, I mean that there is no correlation between the effort and the results. By winning, I mean achieving their goals. Many times, there are factors impacting the results that are out of the hands of people: timing, context, others’ skills, …

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Distributed leadership / Liderazgo distribuido

Distributed leadership

The future is not what it was. Companies can’t predict it anymore, and uncertainty calls for adaptation and flexibility. Trust is the new liquid gold, continued eroded by the effects of an old-fashioned leadership style in a difficult context. Hierarchies are flattening in an attempt to make things simpler. And in the middle of this …

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Right attitude / actitud adecuada

Right attitude

The power of choice and right attitude are up to you. Take a minute and read it again. How does it feel? Victor Frankl says in his book, Man’s search for meaning, “everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any …

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boost creativity / disparar la creatividad

Boost creativity

Pablo Picasso once said that all children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up. Children are incredibly imaginative, creative, full of resources; they can easily think out-of-the-box, amazing their grown-ups in every possible way. Therefore, how about connecting with our inner child to boost creativity? Good artists copy, …

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