culture

when labor becomes talent / talento y no mano de obra

When labor becomes talent

In today’s global economy, the traditional concept of work has undergone a significant transformation. The industrial-age notion of workers as mere cogs in a machine is giving way to a new paradigm in which labor is increasingly viewed as talent. This shift is being driven by several interrelated factors and has far-reaching implications for organizations …

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Truth / La Verdad

Truth

Once, Truth and Lie went swimming in a large lake. After a while, Lie came out of the water dressed in beautiful clothes. Truth, on the other hand, remained in the lake, naked and unadorned. When Lie came out of the lake, people admired Lie’s splendid clothes and his beauty. They were drawn to her. …

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Managing by values / Gestión por valores

Managing by values

In today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving business landscape, effective management practices go beyond mere profitability and performance metrics. Organizations are recognizing the significance of aligning their actions and decision-making with a set of core values that define their purpose, culture, and impact on society. Managing by values is an approach that emphasizes the importance of …

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bias / sesgos

Bias

Last week, I was on the subway on my way to work when a couple of people got on. Immediately, the woman next to me moved to a seat farther away from them and looked at them suspiciously. The reason was probably something to do with their appearance. It was obvious that they weren’t in …

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Generational diversity / diversidad generacional

Generational diversity

Generational diversity, like gender diversity, has become a relevant issue because of the impact it has on society. For the first time in history, people from 4 different generations are living together. And this creates conflicts and differences that we need to understand and manage. These are the Baby Boomers, born before 1964; Generation X, …

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Boundaries / Límites

Boundaries

Conflict is inherent to human relationships. And yet, there are people who can’t deal with it. Our approach to conflict depends on, among other things, our willingness to take care of what we need while we care of what the other needs. Thus, setting boundaries is essential, but not always easy. Conflict is always an …

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Accountability / Corresponsabilidad

Accountability

The definition of accountability is “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or account for one’s actions”. But that’s not all. Because we’re social animals, we tend to feel obligated to others: we’re accountable to others because it’s harder to make excuses when we’re in a relationship. A story In one of my courses at …

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Abuse of power / abuso de poder

Abuse of power

As I watched The Last of Us, the latest HBO series, I began to think about how leaders abuse power to manage extended crisis and the consequences for their people. Crisis means uncertainty, and uncertainty means fear. No one is sure what to do, but doing something is a must. And then someone takes control …

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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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