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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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