Locus de control / locus of control

Locus of control

I was thinking about what to blog about this week after the summer break. It was pouring. It’s a reminder that there are some things in life that we simply cannot control. We can’t stop the rain from falling, just as we can’t control the actions of others or the events that happen around us. …

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Consciousness, compassion and consistency / Consciencia, compasión y consistencia.

Consciousness, compassion and consistency

In working with my clients, I’ve realized more than ever that there are three main pillars to developing successful leadership behavior: consciousness, compassion, and consistency. Every other leadership skill we can think of can be built on these three pillars. Consciousness: the power of self-awareness At the heart of Consciousness is self-awareness, the foundation upon …

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Lifelong learning / Aprendizaje permanente

Lifelong learning

Education has never been more important. Unlike in the past, learning has become a lifelong process. It doesn’t end when we leave school. Over the last fifty years, the concept of learning has evolved. Learning can no longer be divided into a time and place to acquire knowledge and a time and place to apply …

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High performing teams / Equipos de alto rendimiento

High performing teams

This year I started teaching a new course at the university. It was aimed to the third-year students with the intention to teach them basic abilities to work in group and develop good communication skills. We briefed them to develop a complex project in groups, formerly defined, and gave them almost five months to complete …

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Empathy / Empatía


Empathy is defined as “the ability to recognize, understand and share the thoughts and feelings of another person”. It helps us work with others, build relationships and, as it shapes our morality, plays an important role in the decision-making process. In general, empathy is necessary to develop positive behaviors that benefit society, individuals, and relationships. …

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Self-sabotage / autosabotaje


This scenario may sound familiar. You have an important meeting to present your work to your colleagues and managers. You have been working on the presentation for days and still feel it is not good enough. After a sleepless night thinking about everything that could go wrong the next day, you beat yourself up for …

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Generational diversity / diversidad generacional

Generational diversity

Generational diversity, like gender diversity, has become a relevant issue because of the impact it has on society. For the first time in history, people from 4 different generations are living together. And this creates conflicts and differences that we need to understand and manage. These are the Baby Boomers, born before 1964; Generation X, …

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Boundaries / Límites


Conflict is inherent to human relationships. And yet, there are people who can’t deal with it. Our approach to conflict depends on, among other things, our willingness to take care of what we need while we care of what the other needs. Thus, setting boundaries is essential, but not always easy. Conflict is always an …

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Abuse of power / abuso de poder

Abuse of power

As I watched The Last of Us, the latest HBO series, I began to think about how leaders abuse power to manage extended crisis and the consequences for their people. Crisis means uncertainty, and uncertainty means fear. No one is sure what to do, but doing something is a must. And then someone takes control …

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