Create to thrive

It is incredible that at this point there are still profiles supposedly experts in creativity and innovation that insist on wrapping both concepts in an air of mysticism and mystery, as if they were unattainable skills or only suitable for a select few who master certainREAD MORE

Passion vs Transaction

At home we are the proud owners of a 17 year old vehicle of which I will not say the brand. It is a fairly timeless model and even if no one throws its real age at it, it had to have a few aches and pains. This week it started to give some strange pullsREAD MORE

Escapologists

Once upon a time, there was a stuck department, and nobody knew how to solve it. The person in charge, someone who has been trusted for years, introduced their managers to different ideas to improve the situation, moaned about his/her strugglesREAD MORE

Words and actions

These days I often remember something my granny used to say: “All that glitters is not gold”. I think about that every time I read or listen the speeches some CEOs are currently offering. They talk plenty about technology, strategy and future and hardly ever about people,READ MORE

Seizing the momentum

Most of the projects I am currently working on refer to organisational architecture. The more companies I know, the more convinced I am that the real company is not the one showed by its official organisational chart. Organicsations have a life of their ownREAD MORE

From the inside

Last week I read this insightful article (many thanks for sharing, José Miguel Moreiro!) where INSEAD’s Organisational Behaviour Professor Li Huang explained how uncomfortable scenarios stimulate creativity. Human beings, used to our famous comfort zone,READ MORE

Bamboo vs Steel

During these days, I am recalling the first time I visited Hong Kong. It was the year 2000 and one of the things I found more fascinating about that star-striking city where skyscrapers had their own daily light show at 8pm was, precisely, that skyscrapersREAD MORE

The Talent Show

One of my friends “inherited” a team a couple of years ago. It was a very diverse group (generationally speaking) of professional people who had been managed for decades by the same person. Their perspectives about their purpose and role within the organisationREAD MORE

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