self-management

Our value / nuestro valor

Our value

A few days ago, I was listening to America Ferrera in this TED Talk, explaining how she became aware of her value and her right to succeed as she was, after going through different experiences along her professional career as an actress. She made me think of how we people consider our value, and how …

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Blind spots / puntos ciegos

Blind spots

We are terrible evaluating our performance. It amazes me how blind we can be when considering self-assessment.  If you are interested in growing, you should pay attention to these three blind spots: knowledge blindness, emotion blindness and behavior blindness, as they are defined in a book called Insight. The more we ignore them, the more …

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Stoicism / Estoicismo

Stoicism

When Epictetus, the Greek philosopher, stated that “that alone is your power, which is our own work; and in this class are our opinions, impulses, desires, and aversions. On the contrary, what is not in our power are our bodies, possessions, glory, and power”1, he was following the steps of Zeno of Citium, founder of …

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Journaling / Escribir a diario

Journaling

Awareness is the first step for personal development and having some clarity of thoughts is key in this process. Without having an accurate picture of what we think and believe, and how we behave, it is impossible to start managing our emotions, and thus our impact in others. Journaling can be the mean to move …

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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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Being proactive / ser proactivo

Being proactive

Weeks ago, I talked about autonomy, a sine-qua-non condition to intrinsically motivate people. On the other side, organizations need proactive people to make things happen. Being proactive is an essential behavior in today’s context, in which hierarchy is flattering. Proactivity is acting with anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes without waiting for things to …

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Flexibility / Flexibilidad

Flexibility

From time to time, I talked about how leaders should assess the context before they make any decision. This context, non-linear and incomprehensible, calls for adaptation and flexibility. We have now strong evidence that flexible and adaptive leadership is essential to handle challenges and succeed in an evolving environment. Preparation for uncertainty “Notice that the …

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Women helping women / Mujeres que ayudan a mujeres

Women helping women

Two days ago, was March 8th The International Women’s day. A day set in our calendars to give voice to the fight against gender discrimination, aiming to a world more diverse, equitable and inclusive. As a woman, I’m a true believer that only working together with men, we can aspire to create better conditions for …

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