We receive training, advice, lessons, ... We can attend the latest masterclasses, go to the best schools, have the best mentor, pay thousands of euros, spend hundreds of hours, have the "coolest" certificates with the trendy topic on it. But it's not what we have, what we received or what it cost. It's what we … Continue reading The club of the curious people
Kids are constantly learning new stuff. For example, to tie their shoelaces. We don't always have the time or the patience to show them how to do it. Do we invest (teach)? or do we want inmediate results (do)? We can teach them how to tie their shoelaces (wetrain them) or you can just tie … Continue reading Teaching vs. doing
In my life I have been through many exams and tests. I remember those crowded rooms, the tension, the relief once it was over, ... And I found interesting making the comparision between exams and meetings/team's behavior. In an exam: You cared more about the typo errors than you cared about your answers being right. … Continue reading About exams and workplaces
To be free, discipline needs to exist. If not, we become slaves, captives of what we desired. Plan and check, even more if you are leading a team
If we want we will find similarities between schools and organizations. We, as leaders, have the responsibility to know what we are asking for. We are accountable
Life is like a party, there will always be people who join and leave it, but the party will go on. With or without you. As always, it's up to you. You decide if you go to that party, if you stay, leave, enjoy it, have fun or you just leave it. Then you can … Continue reading Life is a party.
When we plan to give a speech, prepare a presentation we begin (usually) by designing, by writing the script.We keep it in our heads, on a piece of paper or on the computer. When we are in a meeting discussing topics, training, selling a product... we have many different tools (power point, support documentation, videos...) … Continue reading Draw it, build it
New challenges are almost always scary. We never face them the same way. This is a different look to it, comparing it to diving into water!
So, summer holidays are here again! Some of you might be already enjoying them, others just a few days away, and many still working hard (but they will arrive, promised! and it will be awesome). I think in this same post last year I wrote that, for me, summer break is my own "year end". … Continue reading Closed for vacation
In any culture NO is not an easy word to use when being asked to do something. It might look that when we say I can't, I do not know, I haven't that information, I won't be able to do it, we don't sell this product, won't deliver on time, ... we will not be … Continue reading The inevitable no