reflection

Ockham's razor / La navaja de Ockham

Ockham’s razor

It is said that simplest explanations are usually the right ones. This statement is known as the Ockham’s razor – after an English philosopher named William of Ockham. The rationale behind is easy to understand: why should we complicate things that apparently have a quite straight reasoning? This fallacy is so powerful that it’s easy …

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Totally obvious / Lo que es obvio

Totally obvious

After some weeks away, I’m here again, hoping that you too had some time to do nothing and have fun. During this time off, I reflected about how our context impact our lives. And, being that important, how there are things that we take for granted, and never question because it’s the water we swim …

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Time to rest / Tiempo para descansar

Time to rest

This is my last post before my summer holidays. I will be back with more content on September. With the years, I understand the importance of having time to rest, and recharge my batteries for the next period. Without it, it’s impossible for me being at 100% once I get back to work. I talk …

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Self-care / autocuidado

Self-care

We don’t usually talk about the importance of self-care in leadership, but it’s like other things in life: nobody can take care of others if they are not in a relatively good shape. The way leaders impact others also will depend on how happy and healthy they feel and how well-aligned with their values they …

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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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