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Critical thinking

Critical thinking

According to the World Economic Forum, one of the most demanded skills for leaders is critical thinking. I’ve already written about the VUCA world we’re living in is; and how important it is for a leader to be flexible and able to understand the context and make decisions. Critical thinking is about being able to …

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Less is more

Less is more

First time someone told me ‘less is more’, I was a kid, and it was a friend of my parents explaining why having myself covered with many fake rings, bracelets and collars was not a good idea: ‘nothing shines if you don’t make the space’. Some years later, at the office, a guy simply had …

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Building presence

Building presence

Last week I attended a great on-line event hosted by Mark Bowden; he is an expert in body language and communication techniques. For an hour, he explained how you can building presence when participating in an on-line event. It was truly insightful and amusing in equal measure. These tips to go on-line are great whether …

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Learning is everywhere

Learning is everywhere

Many people say ‘There’s no learning in the comfort zone, and there’s no comfort in the learning zone’; at least I’ve heard it many times. It probably comes from the feeling that learning is difficult because it is a change (in behaviour or knowledge) and, therefore, an effort. To be honest, I don’t fully agree …

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Control vs. Confidence

Control vs. Confidence

Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the most common fight in the world. Coming from the very core of human beings and place of many needs; weighing more than we can tell, the Control. His opponent this day, coming from the growth and the conscience, land of self-development, the lightweight Confidence. Let the fight, Control vs. …

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Women in leadership

Women in leadership

Last Monday, March 8th. It was the International Women’s Day. A day marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity. And a good moment to talk about women in leadership. This crisis we are suffering gave us the opportunity to study the impact of female leadership much better than before to provide an understanding …

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Motivation

Motivation

Why are you reading this? Maybe this article got your attention because of its title? Maybe you know me and thought ‘let’s see what she is talking about today’. Or maybe you just followed the blog and found it in your email. No matter the reason, you have one (or more than one). And motivation …

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False dichotomy. Falsas dicotomías.

False dichotomies

“The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care”. What do you choose? This is a quote I love from Hugh MacLeod, creative artist and founder of a company called Gapingvoid and aimed, in their words, “to make work more …

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Creating value

Creating value

‘You won’t get paid for how hard you work; you’ll get paid for how hard is replacing you’. Many years ago and by saying this, a clever friend explained to me how worthy companies do business: it is all about creating value. Creating value is like one of those infinite loops tech people use to …

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