learning

Blind spots / puntos ciegos

Blind spots

We are terrible evaluating our performance. It amazes me how blind we can be when considering self-assessment.  If you are interested in growing, you should pay attention to these three blind spots: knowledge blindness, emotion blindness and behavior blindness, as they are defined in a book called Insight. The more we ignore them, the more …

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Intuition / Intuición

Intuition

Does intuition play a part in a decision-making process? Making decisions is generally hard due to the inherent uncertainty and the complexity of the problem and the pressure of time. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t underestimate the power of our intuition to make sound decisions. Intuition is when we instinctively know that something is right or wrong. In …

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Second orden thinking / pensamiento de segundo orden

Second order thinking

Deciding is often a tension between a long-term want and a short-term need, thus most times is a difficult process where a second order thinking is needed to unravel hidden implications of our decision in the future, preventing unintentional outcomes to occur. The question is now how we can identify second order impacts. The straightest …

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Generalist / Los generalistas

Generalist

A friend of mine always says: I’m not an expert on anything in particular, but I know a little about many things. Being a generalist used to be a challenge, in a world that asked for precise knowledge and specialization. But not anymore. Today, there are generalist profiles succeeding in a game that, in the …

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Journaling / Escribir a diario

Journaling

Awareness is the first step for personal development and having some clarity of thoughts is key in this process. Without having an accurate picture of what we think and believe, and how we behave, it is impossible to start managing our emotions, and thus our impact in others. Journaling can be the mean to move …

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the future of work / el futuro del trabajo

The future of work

This week, I gave some lecturers about the future of work, and the effects of digitalization on the workplace. Now I want to share some ideas with you. Being a trending topic today, there are many people wondering what to expect in the coming years. Two years ago, the World Economic Forum releases a list with …

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Meta-learning / Meta-aprendizaje

Meta-learning

After listening to an interesting TED Talk from Ray Dalio,  this question stuck with me: how do I know I’m right? As arrogant as it can sound, I’m usually right in assessing situations, which makes it easier taking decisions. And yet, I never questioned myself how I do know. This kind of meta-learning is far …

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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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