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
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
We can find and make endless excuses for not exercising, go on diet, studying, ... whatever we have to do that requires effort. But do you want to overcome difficulties? You will have to do it, once more, beat laziness and progress. You do not want to have that difficult conversation? Set a slot in … Continue reading Maybe some other time