Virus, Fear, Crisis, Home-office!… From an obligation to an OPPORTUNITY

“More than 90 percent of our FEARS never become a reality. Even so it still affects us and makes us suffer…” In a conversation with a client in one of our executive coaching sessions, during these past days that have been reflected of so much confusion and anguish, he gave me an interesting reflection against the famous […]

Time Management?… Start with your Energy!

“We cannot create time – there are only 24hrs / 7-, but we can create ENERGY for our day to day.” This principle has made a radical change in the way thousands of managers have begun to rethink how to cope with their Sustained High Performance like any elite athletes would do: It’s no longer […]

Transcend to win?… Teamwork!

Personally, Iceland and Argentina are very close to me. Professionally, with their two recent sporting feats, they gave me a lesson in what a real Teamwork is. In the last FIFA World Cup 2018, a soccer world tournament, the Nordic Team has achieved what many believed to be a “surprising” classification. Yes, with only 100 […]

Can Executives Show Vulnerability…?

Fortunately, the image of the “all-knowing, all-doing” boss is becoming increasingly questioned in leadership theory. Unfortunately, the reality in many organizations remains just that: just theory. In practice, many executives advance in their careers with an image of themselves that, over time, leads to negative repercussions on both individual and organizational levels. If you look […]

We’re All Capable of Inspiring Others!

According to recent studies, bad bosses are named as the main culprits when people decide to change jobs. In addition to the broad body of research and surveys that attest to this fact, I have witnessed it first-hand in my work with executives, many of whom have experienced this all-too-common situation. If you’re a boss, […]

Mission, Passion and Natural Talents: They’re Yours to Enjoy!

When the day closes, we all want the same thing: make our way home and feel good. I’m extremely lucky in my work: I have the privilege of listening to a lot of people like you (executives and athletes). And every single one of them seeks a common goal: they want to feel good and […]

Who Takes Care of the Leader?

In my sessions with coaches and executives, they often talk about what they love about working with their teams. They recall great moments when leadership suddenly merged into happiness. When the team needs them the most, they – leaders – always want to be a part of it, and in most cases, they are! But […]

Attitude is an Action Verb!

I worked with an executive a while back who had a very specific objective: “I want to improve my attitude!”… was the first thing he told me. People tend to talk a lot about attitude since we all question it and nearly always search for it. On this occasion, I asked him for his definition […]

Put Your Values to Work… Values in Action!

The classic Management by Objectives model has evolved into Management by Mission. Although we lead and manage people with individual objectives, we always complement these with shared objectives informed by a team mission. There’s a tendency in organizations to show off their mission and values. All it takes is a quick double-click on 99% of […]

Results-Orientated… and Enjoying the Journey!

What do business and sports have in common? Orientation on results = HAVING Sustained high performance  =  DOING Person = BEING They share many more similarities but I’ve chosen these three to reflect on the order in which they are typically discussed. One of the most sought-after competencies when recruiting both executives and elite athletes is […]