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Emotional Balance

Emotional Balance

Last update on 21st August, 2017 Emotional balance is the capacity you have to control yourself in stress situations, and is a key competence for you to grow in your career. A very powerful way to keep us balanced is the mental predisposition, which means, how we consciously think and propose to react to certain … Continue reading Emotional Balance
How to Make a Succesful Strategic Plan

How to Make a Succesful Strategic Plan

Last update on 19th August, 2017  What is a strategic plan for? A corporate strategic plan is the most powerful tool for helping the company growth. First of all, it is important to understand the common mistakes about strategic plan. It is a mistake to make a strategic plan for:
4 Easy Ways to Deal with Provocative Comments

4 Easy Ways to Deal with Provocative Comments

Last update on 19th August, 2017 From my own experience, after years and years of working in various organizations, I can say that there is a kind of “colleague” of work who is the expert in causing disturbance in the environment and creating discussion. He is the one who moch, ironize, and denigrate the work … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways to Deal with Provocative Comments
What Really Drives Organizational Outcome

What Really Drives Organizational Outcome

Last update on 19th August, 2017 Forget high salaries and astronomical bonuses. Forget super expensive experts. The secret to outstanding Organizational performance can be right in front of you.
What to Do with Toxic People in the Workplace?

What to Do with Toxic People in the Workplace?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 Rudeness, annoyance, incivility, bullying or toxicity, no matter the word you want to use, the subject is an important concern in a work environment. A toxic person is the one who deliberately harms other people and the workplace. It is a serious concern because just one toxic person has … Continue reading What to Do with Toxic People in the Workplace?
The Assumptions of the Successful Business

The Assumptions of the Successful Business

Last update on 19th August, 2017 Every manager has to have in mind that a business, whatever it is, is governed by three basic assumptions of successful business:
How To Build a Winning Team?

How To Build a Winning Team?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 This is probably one of the biggest questions in the leadership area. I have probably known dozens of good leaders, but dozens of bad ones. Some of the bad leaders were, not just bad, but terrible, and most of them, probably, thought they were good. If you want to … Continue reading How To Build a Winning Team?
3 Things To Do as a Must in a CEO First Day!

3 Things To Do as a Must in a CEO First Day!

Last update on 19th August, 2017 That’s your first day as a CEO? Ok, it doesn’t matter if you are new in the Company, or not. There are 3 things that you have to do as a must! Check the balance sheet? Talk to the managers? Visit customers? Visit suppliers? Make a speech to the … Continue reading 3 Things To Do as a Must in a CEO First Day!
Why New Quality Programs Faill?

Why New Quality Programs Faill?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 The news come first from the CEO to the Managers, and then, to their team: -We have to indicate few people from our area to start a new Quality Program Training. People look each other, trying to understand what is that. Some of them find excuses for not doing … Continue reading Why New Quality Programs Faill?
Why So Many Managers Like To See People Doing Overtime (If That’s Not Productive)?

Why So Many Managers Like To See People Doing Overtime (If That’s Not Productive)?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 Imagine the following scene: it’s seven-thirty pm, and we still see some employees working, in some areas of the Company. Managers leave their roons and go home happy, because they know these people will stay working some time more. Consider that the regular time is from 8 am to … Continue reading Why So Many Managers Like To See People Doing Overtime (If That’s Not Productive)?
The 4 Biggest CEO Mistakes!

The 4 Biggest CEO Mistakes!

Last update on 19th August, 2017 I worked over 17 years in industrial environment, 13 as a manager, and some other years as a consultant. This experience gave me a very good insight within a management perspective. I could see good points and bad approaches, good habits and bad practices. Following I describe some points … Continue reading The 4 Biggest CEO Mistakes!
How to Lead Meetings Effectively?

How to Lead Meetings Effectively?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 Certainly, in a management role, you will have to be faced with the task of leading meetings. Although they are important and fundamental in various situations of corporate life, when poorly led, meetings can become destroyers of productivity and wasters of time. When people ask me if I recommend … Continue reading How to Lead Meetings Effectively?
What I Learned From My Business Trip To China

What I Learned From My Business Trip To China

Last update on 19th August, 2017 I was in China during the month of April, in 2010, and had the opportunity to know some of the culture and way of life of the Chinese people. What you will read next is purely my impressions after this experience. People – The people are very friendly. An … Continue reading What I Learned From My Business Trip To China
How to Create a Culture that Supports Change?

How to Create a Culture that Supports Change?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 A Challenging Scenario – The globalization was the phenomenon of economic and socio-cultural interaction more intense between countries, beginning, notably, in the 90s, and has demanded a higher standard of quality, not just for the products, but also for business professionals. The globalization has been driven by greater political … Continue reading How to Create a Culture that Supports Change?
The Right Steps to Organizing Effective Meetings!

The Right Steps to Organizing Effective Meetings!

Last update on 19th August, 2017  It’s widely known that meetings are one of the biggest time killers in the business environment. The web site Salary.com (IBM) has been making surveys about time waste at work and has been showing that meetings are one of the top reasons. The best way to plan and organize … Continue reading The Right Steps to Organizing Effective Meetings!
How to Hire a Good Worker?

How to Hire a Good Worker?

Last update on 19th August, 2017 I have interviewed and hired uncountable people, along over 13 years of experience in management, and I don’t think there is a magical question to use in the interview for finding the right person. Actually, more than the answer itself, I am interested in the way that is given. … Continue reading How to Hire a Good Worker?
The Best Way to Evaluate People at Work Ever!

The Best Way to Evaluate People at Work Ever!

Last update on 19th August, 2017  Working at several different companies, and visiting uncountable others, I have already seen a lot of methods for evaluating people at work. Using spreadsheets or sophisticated softwares, these companies try to measure the achievements and behavior of the employee. Measure the employee behavior is nonsense! Try to give a score … Continue reading The Best Way to Evaluate People at Work Ever!
Do You Know the Difference Between Manager & Leader? Really?

Do You Know the Difference Between Manager & Leader? Really?

Last update on 19th August, 2017  In my first job in a management role, in 1997, as a production supervisor in a big engine manufacturer, my challenge was not just startup production in a new global and competitive environment, but at the same time, startup my own management career, and like me in that time, … Continue reading Do You Know the Difference Between Manager & Leader? Really?