attitude

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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Internal barriers / Barreras internas

Internal barriers

It’s been a long time since I wrote about women in leadership, but today I want to talk about women’s internal barriers and biases. And how they can prevent their access to leadership roles. Much is said about the number of women in top management positions, and it’s well-known the efforts of many governments and …

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Second orden thinking / pensamiento de segundo orden

Second order thinking

Deciding is often a tension between a long-term want and a short-term need, thus most times is a difficult process where a second order thinking is needed to unravel hidden implications of our decision in the future, preventing unintentional outcomes to occur. The question is now how we can identify second order impacts. The straightest …

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Stoicism / Estoicismo

Stoicism

When Epictetus, the Greek philosopher, stated that “that alone is your power, which is our own work; and in this class are our opinions, impulses, desires, and aversions. On the contrary, what is not in our power are our bodies, possessions, glory, and power”1, he was following the steps of Zeno of Citium, founder of …

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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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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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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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