culture

Seguridad psicológica / Psychological safety

Psychological safety

Picture this. You’re in an important meeting. Your team has an urgent problem on the table. There are a couple of people hogging the conversation because there are “the experts”. But you have an idea that could solve the issue. Nevertheless, you remain silent because the last time you dare to talk, they simply dismissed …

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Perception / Percepción

Perception

Perception is a process by which we gather information coming from our senses, organize and interpret it to give meaning to our environment. The amount of information around us is massive, so we don’t have either time or capacity to gather, process and understand it all. Therefore, the reality we perceive is inaccurate since there …

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Top performer / Excelente en su trabajo

Top performer

What is a top performer? Let me tell you why I’m asking you this. The other day while I was driving to work, I was listening to an episode of Dare to lead, a podcast conducted by Brené Brown. In this occasion, she talked to Simon Sinek and Adam Grant, two of the most well-known …

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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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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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Burnout

Burnout

Burnout refers to a phenomenon where employees suffer a mix of physical and psychological symptoms due to a continued stress in the working environment. According to the State of the Global Workplace 2022 report delivered by Gallup, only 21% of employees around the world are engaged at work and only 33% of employees are thriving …

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Distributed leadership / Liderazgo distribuido

Distributed leadership

The future is not what it was. Companies can’t predict it anymore, and uncertainty calls for adaptation and flexibility. Trust is the new liquid gold, continued eroded by the effects of an old-fashioned leadership style in a difficult context. Hierarchies are flattening in an attempt to make things simpler. And in the middle of this …

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Toxic workplace / trabajo tóxico

Toxic workplace

Picture a place where only titles, job descriptions, and levels in the hierarchy matter. A place where communication doesn’t flow, and silos are part of the landscape; a place where status and visibility are more important than collaboration and results. You’re picturing a toxic workplace. The elephant in the room Toxicity is something all employees …

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Real purpose / Propósito real

Real purpose

Leaders need to deal with uncertainty. To make that, they aim to a desired future chosen among all the possibilities. A destiny strongly dependent on what the organization’s purpose is. Vision, the desired future, and purpose, the why, are present in every organization. But unless actions follow the words, it’s not a real purpose but …

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