Beware of Your Super-Performers!

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Since I started out my career in 1991 I have had the opportunity to work closely with a large number of managers, directors and senior executives across various continents. While most of them were quite honest, empathic and professional, I … Continue reading

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Best Advice: Be Yourself.

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson That’s it; Ralph Waldo’s quote epitomizes what personal success truly means. It may sound very obvious, but … Continue reading

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Why Money Can´t Buy Happiness

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I am perplexed by the amount of people seeking happiness in material possessions. I recently posted a list of 10 things money can´t buy. The list summarized 10 priceless, immaterial things, including health, love, intelligence, integrity, education, peace of mind, … Continue reading

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4 Keys To Stopping Employee Disengagement

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I am puzzled by the increasing amount of people complaining about unhealthy management practices. Some recent reports show that 49% of all employees are not satisfied with their direct supervisors. Weak culture and poor management practices continue to drive an … Continue reading

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You Reap What You Sow

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I must begin by confessing that I´m “Semi-apolitical.” A “Semi-apolitical” who lives in one of the most politicized capitals in the world, Washington DC, and works for the U.S. Government (as a contractor though). Paradox? I do not think so. … Continue reading

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You Must Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can … Continue reading

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Avoid Peter´s Principle

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Since I started out my career back in 1991, I have had the opportunity to work closely with a large number of Managers, Directors, and Senior Executives across various continents. While some of them were quite humane, honest and professional, … Continue reading

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The 10 Commandments Of Humanistic Leadership

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Leadership is undoubtedly one of the most observed, debated, and thought-provoking terms in human history, and the interest seems to keep growing very rapidly, year on year. At least 5 main leadership theories, and more than a dozen of derived … Continue reading

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You Must Be Greater Than Your Title

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Some preposterous cultural misconceptions have led certain individuals to think that their professional titles give them some exceptional privileges that they can use to defy the norms, or even to mistreat other people recurrently. Give extraordinary power to a fool, … Continue reading

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Education: The Most Powerful Weapon

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Last week we witnessed how three barbarians committed a brutal terrorist attack in Paris. Also in Nigeria, and in a single week, more than 2000 people were killed by Boko Haram. The main problem with terrorists is that they are … Continue reading

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The 10 Common Characteristics Of Wise People.

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Wisdom is our individual ability to think, understand and act using experience and insight to make rational decisions. Wisdom is NOT an inborn ability. In order to gain wisdom, we must nurture some specific skills and accumulate experience over the … Continue reading

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Best Advice. 10 Things Money Can´t Buy.

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Money has been with us for more than ten thousand years. It has become a vital element in our lives, to the point where without money, you can literally die. Money was originally invented as a unit of account, a … Continue reading

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Are You A Wise Leader?

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We could say that wisdom is the ability to understand how people, events, and situations affect our position and vice versa, combined with a willingness to apply actions in order to deliver the correct outcome. Wisdom is the result of … Continue reading

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Are You A Democratic Leader?

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We could say that Democracy is a form of government that allows citizens to participate in the proposal, development and establishment of the laws by which their society is run. Democracy protects human rights and represents the common interest of … Continue reading

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The #1 Leadership Challenge

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There are millions of courses, conferences, magazines, and articles about leadership best practices being produced every year, and the number keeps growing quite rapidly. It seems that the appetite for leadership knowledge is insatiable. Managers and leaders around the world … Continue reading

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Climbing The Employee Engagement Pyramid.

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A lot has been said and written about employee disengagement in the past few years.Thousands of conferences, training programs, seminars and consulting fees paid, etc. in an effort to find the best formula for employee engagement. Employee disengagement has become … Continue reading

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The 4 Most Common Innovation Killers.

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This is the third of a series of three articles about Innovation. Are You An Innovative Leader? How To Foster Innovation Structurally. The 4 Most Common Innovation Killers. Innovation has become a trending topic. The Big Ideas and Innovation channel … Continue reading

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The 60-30-10 Rule. Your Key To Career Success.

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Maybe you ever wonder, am I invisible? Nobody seems to see what I do or what I’m worth? My career is going nowhere and is always the fool next to me who gets promoted, while I kill myself at work … Continue reading

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The 2 Essentials Of Successful Strategy Execution.

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Once you have defined your long term intent, the two main pillars that will help sustain your transformational plan and materialize your strategic thoughts, are a Clear Culture and an Aligned Structure. Thus, revisiting both elements becomes critical before you … Continue reading

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Leadership.The Sum Of 3 Human Essentials.

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Leadership is the combination of three human essentials, Being, Knowing and Doing. In the following lines I tried to describe some common attitudes and behaviors that based on my observations, all “Good” natural leaders seem to have in common. Nothing … Continue reading

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The One Thing The Most Admired Leaders Have In Common.

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Leadership is the human ability to enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. If we revisit the trajectory of the greatest leaders of all times, we will find that all of them had … Continue reading

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The 4 Essentials Of Senior Leadership.

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As a leader, you hold a great responsibility. You are the architect of the plan that will take your people to a better place, not just in terms of the achievement of common goals, but also in terms of the … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule For Exceptional Leadership.

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<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13494063/?claim=vrhrm95kqjb”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> “If you want to make a stand, help others make a stand.” – Confucius That’s it. The Confucian theory incarnates the golden rule for exceptional leadership, Humanity or the quality of being human. If … Continue reading

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The Broken Bridge.

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This week a good friend of mine went through the last interview for a leadership role with a large multinational company. He was very excited about this opportunity and I was very happy for him, as he is a thought … Continue reading

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Are You An Innovative Leader?

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<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13494063/?claim=vrhrm95kqjb”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Innovation is the combination of two human essentials: Thinking and Doing. Based on personal observations and as sustained by world-class experts in the field of innovation, we could say that innovation is the sum … Continue reading

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