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Digital leaders / líderes digitales

Digital leaders

Digitalization changes the nature of organizations. It changes business dynamics, work requirements and needed skills. A more democratic access to information may cause hierarchy and silos to break, and blur functions and organizational boundaries. Leaders need to change. They need to become digital leaders. Talking of leadership in digitalization is talking of change management. Besides …

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Assumptions / Suposiciones

Assumptions

And two years ago, COVID-19 came to change everything. Or that’s what it seems. In my opinion, this pandemic only has accelerated things that were already happening. But, anyway, leaders need to rethink their managerial assumptions to adapt to a new era. Digital transformation We’ve been talking about digital transformation for years but going through …

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Flexibility / Flexibilidad

Flexibility

From time to time, I talked about how leaders should assess the context before they make any decision. This context, non-linear and incomprehensible, calls for adaptation and flexibility. We have now strong evidence that flexible and adaptive leadership is essential to handle challenges and succeed in an evolving environment. Preparation for uncertainty “Notice that the …

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Reasons / Razones

Reasons

Two years of the pandemic after, we are tired. The future looks more uncertain than ever, and many have lost their motivation.  In the middle of the mist, people need reasons to stay, make efforts and outperform. For creating the better conditions, many factors should be considered. Context changed This uncertainty has come with a …

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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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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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Miedo al cambio / Fear of change

Fear of change

After having a great conversation (in Spanish) about fear of change, I feel inspired to share with you some of my learnings. To be honest, learning from others while having a talk is one of my favourite ways to do it: an effortless way to make me consider other ideas on the topic. What is …

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Contexto no lineal e incomprensible

Non-linear and incomprehensible context

Last year, Jamais Cascio published in his medium account an article called “Facing the age of chaos” in which a new framework, the BANI (for Brittle, Anxious, Non-linear and Incomprehensible context) framework, was introduced to take over the well-known VUCA framework. We have been using VUCA for decades to try to deal with changes and …

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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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