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Difficult situations / Situaciones difíciles

Difficult situations

After releasing my post last week, I received some feedback, which I really appreciate. It seems easier to have a love-centred mindset when things go well. But, and here goes the issue, a leader must sometimes face difficult situations such as firing people or communicate tough decisions. How does love work in these moments? Is …

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Impact of love / impacto del amor

Impact of love

Thinking about how to start this new year in the blog, I’d want to bring something that many people consider far away from business. We don’t usually talk much about love in our professional lives. At least as far as collective thinking is concerned, love is something belonging to a more intimate circle. That’s why …

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Learning something new / Aprender algo nuevo

Learning something new

Right on the new year’s edge, it’s maybe the time to think of learning something new. The process of learning brings along many other things than knowing about a topic. It comes with the possibility of improving your self-knowledge. If you’re a leader, understanding how you learn in the first place makes it easy developing …

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Abundance mindset / Mentalidad de abundancia

Abundance mindset

It was Stephen Covey the first one talking about an abundance mindset and its opponent, a scarcity mindset, and the effects on self-leadership. To frame the topic, I can summarize an abundance mindset in a sentence: I win, you win. An abundance mindset means being open up to possibilities, and, in this sense, thinking that …

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Inteligencia contextual / Contextual intelligence

Contextual intelligence

Some managerial knowledge is universal, and some is specific to a context, a market or a culture. When I teach my students about leadership and management, they learn soon that the answer to almost all questions on the topic is “it depends on”. A good leader must read the context and circumstances before making decisions. …

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Negocios como nunca / Business as unusual

Business as unusual

There were good old days when businesspeople can talk about doing business as usual. Today, they are lucky who can still do business: business as unusual, though. As a consequence of the pace of changes and complexity, there are few, if any, who can say they could still operate the same way, only making some …

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Take responsibility

Take responsibility

Not everything in boosting diversity is about the behaviour of the leader. All of us, especially if we are part of a minority group, should take responsibility in promoting it. What can we do? To make an impact, confidence is critical. There are many things that can diminish the confidence in our contribution, such lack …

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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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