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Journaling / Escribir a diario

Journaling

Awareness is the first step for personal development and having some clarity of thoughts is key in this process. Without having an accurate picture of what we think and believe, and how we behave, it is impossible to start managing our emotions, and thus our impact in others. Journaling can be the mean to move …

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Ockham's razor / La navaja de Ockham

Ockham’s razor

It is said that simplest explanations are usually the right ones. This statement is known as the Ockham’s razor – after an English philosopher named William of Ockham. The rationale behind is easy to understand: why should we complicate things that apparently have a quite straight reasoning? This fallacy is so powerful that it’s easy …

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the future of work / el futuro del trabajo

The future of work

This week, I gave some lecturers about the future of work, and the effects of digitalization on the workplace. Now I want to share some ideas with you. Being a trending topic today, there are many people wondering what to expect in the coming years. Two years ago, the World Economic Forum releases a list with …

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Focus / Foco

Focus

In 2019, Daniel Goleman wrote an article at HBR about how having focus and direct attention is the primary task for a leader. It is not only about getting distractions out of the way, but being aware of these three layers of reality (self, others, and the world), and the information we can get from …

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Totally obvious / Lo que es obvio

Totally obvious

After some weeks away, I’m here again, hoping that you too had some time to do nothing and have fun. During this time off, I reflected about how our context impact our lives. And, being that important, how there are things that we take for granted, and never question because it’s the water we swim …

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Time to rest / Tiempo para descansar

Time to rest

This is my last post before my summer holidays. I will be back with more content on September. With the years, I understand the importance of having time to rest, and recharge my batteries for the next period. Without it, it’s impossible for me being at 100% once I get back to work. I talk …

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Meta-learning / Meta-aprendizaje

Meta-learning

After listening to an interesting TED Talk from Ray Dalio,  this question stuck with me: how do I know I’m right? As arrogant as it can sound, I’m usually right in assessing situations, which makes it easier taking decisions. And yet, I never questioned myself how I do know. This kind of meta-learning is far …

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Appreciation and recognition / Aprecio y reconocimiento

Appreciation and recognition

A good leader makes other people feel important and appreciated. Appreciation and recognition are two of the main factors to boost motivation among people, and therefore commitment. Many leaders and organizations around the world focus their efforts on what should be improved, forgetting what’s already there going well, and must be recognized. Thus, getting a …

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Self-care / autocuidado

Self-care

We don’t usually talk about the importance of self-care in leadership, but it’s like other things in life: nobody can take care of others if they are not in a relatively good shape. The way leaders impact others also will depend on how happy and healthy they feel and how well-aligned with their values they …

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Being proactive / ser proactivo

Being proactive

Weeks ago, I talked about autonomy, a sine-qua-non condition to intrinsically motivate people. On the other side, organizations need proactive people to make things happen. Being proactive is an essential behavior in today’s context, in which hierarchy is flattering. Proactivity is acting with anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes without waiting for things to …

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