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Seguridad psicológica / Psychological safety

Psychological safety

Picture this. You’re in an important meeting. Your team has an urgent problem on the table. There are a couple of people hogging the conversation because there are “the experts”. But you have an idea that could solve the issue. Nevertheless, you remain silent because the last time you dare to talk, they simply dismissed …

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Our value / nuestro valor

Our value

A few days ago, I was listening to America Ferrera in this TED Talk, explaining how she became aware of her value and her right to succeed as she was, after going through different experiences along her professional career as an actress. She made me think of how we people consider our value, and how …

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Collaboration / colaborar

Collaboration

This has been a tough year. Since the pandemic struck us, things had changed at many levels. In time, we have come to this new normal, which unfortunately seems like the old normal with more uncertainty. To make things worse, technology has changed the game for many of us, and it’s adding another layer of …

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Importance of ethics / importancia de la ética

Importance of ethics

If it’s legal, it’s right. That’s what many say when asked about some sort of business practices. And yet, recent history shows us the importance of ethics while pursuing business objectives. Regulation will always be behind business This era of digitalization, the use of artificial intelligence and data processing tools, along with changes in people’s …

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Thank you / Gracias

Thank you

Today is my birthday. To be honest, I was actually considering skipping my writing today and spend this time doing nothing as a birthday present. But I finally decided to write a couple of lines to say thank you. This last year, it was great. I got the opportunity to work in some interesting projects, …

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Blind spots / puntos ciegos

Blind spots

We are terrible evaluating our performance. It amazes me how blind we can be when considering self-assessment.  If you are interested in growing, you should pay attention to these three blind spots: knowledge blindness, emotion blindness and behavior blindness, as they are defined in a book called Insight. The more we ignore them, the more …

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Perception / Percepción

Perception

Perception is a process by which we gather information coming from our senses, organize and interpret it to give meaning to our environment. The amount of information around us is massive, so we don’t have either time or capacity to gather, process and understand it all. Therefore, the reality we perceive is inaccurate since there …

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Intuition / Intuición

Intuition

Does intuition play a part in a decision-making process? Making decisions is generally hard due to the inherent uncertainty and the complexity of the problem and the pressure of time. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t underestimate the power of our intuition to make sound decisions. Intuition is when we instinctively know that something is right or wrong. In …

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