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Difficult situations / Situaciones difíciles

Difficult situations

After releasing my post last week, I received some feedback, which I really appreciate. It seems easier to have a love-centred mindset when things go well. But, and here goes the issue, a leader must sometimes face difficult situations such as firing people or communicate tough decisions. How does love work in these moments? Is …

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Impact of love / impacto del amor

Impact of love

Thinking about how to start this new year in the blog, I’d want to bring something that many people consider far away from business. We don’t usually talk much about love in our professional lives. At least as far as collective thinking is concerned, love is something belonging to a more intimate circle. That’s why …

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Learning something new / Aprender algo nuevo

Learning something new

Right on the new year’s edge, it’s maybe the time to think of learning something new. The process of learning brings along many other things than knowing about a topic. It comes with the possibility of improving your self-knowledge. If you’re a leader, understanding how you learn in the first place makes it easy developing …

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Leading in crisis / Liderar una crisis

Leading in crisis

Have you ever been part of an extraordinary team? One of those high performing teams, not only in good times but, more important, in complex times. Leading in crisis is a challenge. Managing the pressure once it’s there is very difficult. On the contrary, building the team in times of peace to be ready for …

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Abundance mindset / Mentalidad de abundancia

Abundance mindset

It was Stephen Covey the first one talking about an abundance mindset and its opponent, a scarcity mindset, and the effects on self-leadership. To frame the topic, I can summarize an abundance mindset in a sentence: I win, you win. An abundance mindset means being open up to possibilities, and, in this sense, thinking that …

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Commitment / Compromiso

Commitment

Tomorrow, it will be a year since I started this blog. Maybe because of this, I feel like talking about commitment and how it shapes our relationships. Meeting you here every week is not easy. It requires time and effort. When things go smooth, and I have fewer things on my plate, I can plan, …

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Inteligencia contextual / Contextual intelligence

Contextual intelligence

Some managerial knowledge is universal, and some is specific to a context, a market or a culture. When I teach my students about leadership and management, they learn soon that the answer to almost all questions on the topic is “it depends on”. A good leader must read the context and circumstances before making decisions. …

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Negocios como nunca / Business as unusual

Business as unusual

There were good old days when businesspeople can talk about doing business as usual. Today, they are lucky who can still do business: business as unusual, though. As a consequence of the pace of changes and complexity, there are few, if any, who can say they could still operate the same way, only making some …

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