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Critical thinking

Critical thinking

According to the World Economic Forum, one of the most demanded skills for leaders is critical thinking. I’ve already written about the VUCA world we’re living in is; and how important it is for a leader to be flexible and able to understand the context and make decisions. Critical thinking is about being able to …

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All or nothing

All or nothing

One day, a maths teacher wrote the table of 9 on the white board as below: 1 X 9=9 6 X 9=54 2 X 9=18 7 X 9=63 3 X 9=27 8 X 9=72 4 X 9=36 9 X 9=81 5 X 9=45 10 X 9=80 Table of 9 written by the teacher As soon …

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Self-managing teams

Self-organizing teams

Self-organizing teams is a trend now on the world. Companies here and there have realized the power of improving teamwork, collaboration and accountability among their people. But just by empowering the employees, it doesn’t mean we can have a successful self-organizing team. This requires changes on leadership and management, on employees’ mindset, and, therefore, on …

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Lideres del futuro

The future of leadership

Leadership has been studied for more than a century now and the approach to the topic experimented many changes. Under this light we could think that leaders in next decades will need to be different from leaders today. That’s why today I talk about the future of leadership The context We are immersed in a …

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Less is more

Less is more

First time someone told me ‘less is more’, I was a kid, and it was a friend of my parents explaining why having myself covered with many fake rings, bracelets and collars was not a good idea: ‘nothing shines if you don’t make the space’. Some years later, at the office, a guy simply had …

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Fear and ethics

Fear and ethics

People develop their ethics as a result of an accumulation of values transmitted by family, friends, culture, religion and experience; and ethics are what tells us ‘this is a right behaviour’ or ‘this is a wrong behaviour’. Generally speaking, we all have developed that sense of good or bad. Then, why do people, with values, …

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Making changes

Making changes

When she called me, I thought she just wanted to have a coffee and a nice talk. No surprise, we have been friends for 20 years now. But, this time, she was making changes and wanted some advice. My friend was just been promoted, among her peers, just after her boss retired. They, she and …

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