reflection

Luck / suerte

Luck

I have luck. Last Friday I was invited, jointly with a friend, an executive in a Swedish company, to give the closing lecture in a leadership course. The professor, another friend of ours, asked us to provide his students with some experiences and thoughts that can eventually help them in their professional careers. While preparing …

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Ethics / Ética

Ethics

Last week in Spain, we learnt that, during the worst of the COVID-19 crisis, the government of Madrid awarded a facemask-supplying contract to a relative of Madrid’s regional president. Last month, we knew that the UK prime minister attended a party during lockdown, breaching the rules set by his government in the pandemic. Here and …

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Impostor syndrome / Síndrome del impostor

Impostor syndrome

I’m not worthy. I’m not qualified enough to do this. Not only that, but I’m a poser. This is a fear that at times strikes many of us. This is the impostor syndrome: feeling deeply insecure on the inside, wondering who you are to do what you’re about to do. Impostor syndrome is one of …

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Contexto no lineal e incomprensible

Non-linear and incomprehensible context

Last year, Jamais Cascio published in his medium account an article called “Facing the age of chaos” in which a new framework, the BANI (for Brittle, Anxious, Non-linear and Incomprehensible context) framework, was introduced to take over the well-known VUCA framework. We have been using VUCA for decades to try to deal with changes and …

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Because you can

Because you can

The world is looking at Tokyo, immersed in the Olympic Games, wondering who the best in each category will be. Sports in general, and the Olympics in particular, talk about effort, competition, resilience and teamwork. And at times, about the pleasure of doing things only because you can, setting a vision for the future and …

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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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Thank you

Thank you, 2020

While preparing this new post I was thinking about giving you some interesting references for reading or going into a more reflective mode with some questions aimed to help. You know, some food for thoughts. And this morning, I’ve changed my mind. After having breakfast, I watched a video on Twitter that made me think, …

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