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Conflict / Conflicto

Conflict

Many people fear conflict, and yet it is part of life and part of our long-term relationships. Every time we are surrounded by people, there’s a potential occasion for conflict because they might want or need something different from what we want. This is why we should learn how to deal with it. Basically, a …

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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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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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Commitment / Compromiso

Commitment

Tomorrow, it will be a year since I started this blog. Maybe because of this, I feel like talking about commitment and how it shapes our relationships. Meeting you here every week is not easy. It requires time and effort. When things go smooth, and I have fewer things on my plate, I can plan, …

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Humour

Humour

“I think being funny is not anyone’s first choice”. Probably Woody Allen is right. Changing a bit the context (he was talking about his occupation) and considering life, I wonder why humour shouldn’t be our first choice. Humour has positive effects on our mental health, and it is known that people with a high sense …

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Work smarter

Working smarter

There are a few truths in life. In fact, as I tell many times to my students, the answer for almost every question is: it depends, meaning there’s almost anything to be considered black or white. But the fact that we all have 24 hours a day to invest, spend or waste is one of …

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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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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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