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Burnout

Burnout

Burnout refers to a phenomenon where employees suffer a mix of physical and psychological symptoms due to a continued stress in the working environment. According to the State of the Global Workplace 2022 report delivered by Gallup, only 21% of employees around the world are engaged at work and only 33% of employees are thriving …

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Distributed leadership / Liderazgo distribuido

Distributed leadership

The future is not what it was. Companies can’t predict it anymore, and uncertainty calls for adaptation and flexibility. Trust is the new liquid gold, continued eroded by the effects of an old-fashioned leadership style in a difficult context. Hierarchies are flattening in an attempt to make things simpler. And in the middle of this …

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El largo plazo

The long run

Being a successful leader today is, among other things, a matter of endurance. Surrounded by uncertainty, what can make the difference is to focus on the long run. A time ago, I used to go running. Running practice has interesting effects over body and mind: from the first time of suffering, completely out of shape …

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Boost diversity

Boost diversity

How can you develop the right mix of talent, and create the environment and capabilities needed to face your challenges? How can you boost diversity? If you have read my last two post (1)(2), you probably understand why this question is so important. According to some studies, “diverse and inclusive organizations are 70% more likely …

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Short-term view

The short-term view

Being able to balance the short-term and long-term views is key for a leader. When chaos reigns and complexity is unmanageable, balance between a short-term stability and a long-term viability is tricky. When the business is going well, focusing on the long-term view is pretty easy. We feel we don’t need to care a lot …

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Do as I say, not as I do

Do as I say, not as I do

What happens with some people who think the rules don’t apply to them?
Usually, they think their power and position drive away consequences and, therefore, the common rules don’t apply to them. This ‘do as I say, not as I do’ behaviour provokes lack of trust.