Magpies are known for their "thievery", collecting shiny objects to adorn their nests. That fact is not 100% true. The reality is that they are inquisitive, interested in any object but show no preference for shininess. (BBC Article). How many times have you seen someone going after a project, information, topic, ... just because it's … Continue reading The shiny object
Imagine a construction kit of 100 pieces, 1 set of instructions for 5 predefined figures and one single player, yourself. Pretty sure that mostly all of us has had one of this during his life. If you think about it, I am sure you find different behaviors when you observe kids nowadays sharing this toy. … Continue reading New times for construction kits
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
How do you interact with other team members? Do you understand how they feel? Do you help them? Or do you receive some help when you are in trouble? Life, work, projects are like a roller coaster
Sense of community is not really easy to find. Dedication, effort, patience ar part of the ingredients to achieve it.
If you want to see your organization progress you need to take care of those givers you have. They will be the engine of progress and evolution
When we talk about " our network", we usually think about it from a professional perspective only. But it is far more than that, it is a personal web formed with family, friends and occasional contacts not directly related with our profession or daily activity. The network we have created is part of a greater … Continue reading Weaving your network. Weaving your web.
There is a connection between colors and mood. It can reflect the way we feel or we can use it to alter our current attitude. Teams are comprised of individuals, so when we look at them we should see like a rainbow of personalities and moods. when it's single colored it impacts on the productivity. … Continue reading The 4 colors connection with teams productivity