development

Autonomy / Autonomía

Autonomy

Motivation, when lasts, is not an external stimulus. According to the “Self-determination theory”, intrinsic motivation mainly depends on 3 factors: competence, relatedness and autonomy. It is when we feel that we’re good at something, we belong, and we’re in control, that we’re driven to accomplish. Promoting engagement Control leads to obedience. When people simply follow …

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Prioritization / Priorizar

Prioritization

When everything’s a priority, nothing is a priority. That’s why prioritization is essential, and yet many times we get caught in the trap of start working without a decision on what our priorities are. Understanding the impact The first step when we prioritize is understanding what the impact of our actions will be. Assuming that …

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Win by chance / Ganar por casualidad

Win by chance

Everyone can win by chance. Indeed, everyone can win by chance many times. With chance, I mean that there is no correlation between the effort and the results. By winning, I mean achieving their goals. Many times, there are factors impacting the results that are out of the hands of people: timing, context, others’ skills, …

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Right attitude / actitud adecuada

Right attitude

The power of choice and right attitude are up to you. Take a minute and read it again. How does it feel? Victor Frankl says in his book, Man’s search for meaning, “everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any …

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boost creativity / disparar la creatividad

Boost creativity

Pablo Picasso once said that all children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up. Children are incredibly imaginative, creative, full of resources; they can easily think out-of-the-box, amazing their grown-ups in every possible way. Therefore, how about connecting with our inner child to boost creativity? Good artists copy, …

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Persuasion / Persuasión

Persuasion

When I work with managers developing their leadership skills, we usually talk a lot about how they make decisions. Complexity, non-linearity, and uncertainty shape a context, in which making decisions is certainly difficult. And yet, making decisions is only one side of the coin. The other side is persuasion, an art that every leader should …

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Stories / Historias

Stories

The first time I clearly understood that I should start telling stories, I was in my last year of college. An accident waiting to happen I had been working in my final project for about a year and a half, collaborating with a diverse team of doctors, physicists, and engineers. We worked in a hospital, …

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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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Women helping women / Mujeres que ayudan a mujeres

Women helping women

Two days ago, was March 8th The International Women’s day. A day set in our calendars to give voice to the fight against gender discrimination, aiming to a world more diverse, equitable and inclusive. As a woman, I’m a true believer that only working together with men, we can aspire to create better conditions for …

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What is essential / Lo esencial

What is essential

The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought. Or at least, this is what Richard Feynman said. I tend to agree, despite being surrounded every day by uncountable events that make me difficult to focus on what is essential. At times, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, select what …

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