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I Am A Feminist

I Am A Feminist

I have a confession to make: I am a feminist. I realized this because I strongly believe in creating equal opportunities for women in all aspects of life, especially in areas of education and employment which, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is the definition of feminism. I don’t know when I … Continued

Busting The Training Myth Part II

Busting The Training Myth Part II

Ask yourself as a professional, what do you want to be remembered by? As the manager that always achieved his numbers or as the manager who was singled out by others as the person they learned most from during their career. Of course it is never a choice and you find that a person who … Continued

Busting The Training Myth

Busting The Training Myth

Whenever I ask a group of people to identify the learning experiences that accelerated their career, people never identify a training course or any university class as their ‘career accelerator’. It is always an exposure to different companies, functions, cultures or a challenging assignment … Continued

Joint Leadership

Joint Leadership

I had a tremendous experience in Panama as part of the Mother Nature CEO Program. One of the great factors of this experience was getting so see joint leadership in action. Earthtrain, the NGO that brought all of us together and organized the Mother Nature CEO Program, is … Continued

Mother Nature CEO. Panama 2012

Mother Nature CEO. Panama 2012

People have always asked me if it is really worth it to fly halfway cross the world, spend a week in the jungle and spend money to join a hiking expedition in the jungle? I never know what to say, because each adventure appeals to different sides of me and I can never think of … Continued

My New Hero

My New Hero

I have a new hero and his name is John deCuellas. He is a linguist from Cambridge Massachusetts whom I had the pleasure of meeting during my adventures in Panama. John is 81 years old and participated with the rest of us team members in the Mother Nature CEO program we just … Continued

Ten Tips To Turn Around Your Dysfunctional Team

Ten Tips To Turn Around Your Dysfunctional Team

Working with a team means there will always be ups and downs – and as a team leader finding the solution to a high performing team is your responsibility. Here are a few tips that can help you with what you need to turnaround your dysfunctional team: 1. Rid your team of the non-performers. You … Continued

Shred the Form and Have a Quality Conversation Instead

Shred the Form and Have a Quality Conversation Instead

It’s that time of the year that most of us dread. It requires a lot of time and effort, and from our experience the outcome almost never satisfies us. Yes, it is time for annual Performance Reviews. Most of us line managers are driven by due dates and forms, issued by HR, rather than our … Continued

Steve’s A Player

Steve’s A Player

Steve Jobs (1955-2011) I just finished Steve Jobs biography and WOW… what a story! It certainly confirms that all geniuses have got their quirks (Mozart, Einstein, Freud, Elvis, Michael Jackson) and we mere mortals can only compensate with our ingenuity for our failings. Here are my … Continued

The Ultimate Question

The Ultimate Question

I just finished the second edition of Fred Reicheld’s book “The Ultimate Question.” The Economist regards Reicheld as the ‘high priest of loyalty’ and this book certainly adds to this reputation. His fundamental belief is that you can only build a great company with sustainable financial … Continued