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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Now that we found love …

During the winter holidays I met up with one of my best friends, who has been living abroad since 2012. After 20 years of service in the same company, he decided to resign in November. Last week, he made a fresh start with a new professional life at an iconic brandREAD MORE

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Shaking 2019

I love to end things to start new ones. I love to look back at the completed job, to celebrate it with the ones who have been joining you along the way and then carry on building new things. December’s newsletter is a selection of 15 posts, interviews and book READ MORE

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Agile is… Agile

I discovered Agile three years ago, right when I launched my entrepreneurial life. Then, just to satisfy my curiosity after so many corporate years, I explored the tech and app development ecosystem. I started to practice tools and methodologies such as Scrum and Canvas. READ MORE

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