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OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: LEADING TO IMPROVE

As a “Space Exploration Enthusiast”, like many, I became a fan of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield´s social media presence as Commander of the International Space Station, during his six-month tour at more than 400km over the Earth. After landing a few weeks ago, he tweeted a picture of my hometown, Mallorca, from that enviable viewpoint: http://t.co/FYHxCiB7Jd

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A QUESTION OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND

In a recent article I shared some ideas to support the way out of the crisis in the island of Mallorca, the place where I have lived for almost 13 years. Mallorca has many challenges and special opportunities given its particular territory, economic activities, demographics, etc.   In that context, I’ve been reading and listening to the positions of different sectors

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THE INTERSECTION OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Whether we like it or not, current events in our social, financial and cultural spaces are demanding that we change, adapt and look for new ways to cope with a reality that no longer matches our expectations.  For the past five years the global economic crisis has tested virtually all of our comfort zones, and

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EXITING THE CRISIS: A MODEL FOR MALLORCA?

Back in 1999 I made one of the most important decisions on a professional and personal basis: To move and work in Mallorca, Spain. I had been living in four different countries before that, traveling abroad every other week and I was keen to settle down. Mallorca proved to be an excellent choice. It had

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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Last week I participated as a volunteer in an all-day activity organized by a group of HR and Coaching professionals dedicated to support the ever increasing unemployed population in our community: http://jornadaencamina.blogspot.com.es The idea was generated over the past months, and was conceived as a much-needed space to create ideas and motivation: by way of

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COMMUNICATING BAD NEWS

I recently participated as a lecturer in a two-week workshop centered on Internal Communication. My presentation focused on the issues and opportunities that arise when organizations face crisis events, and how to leverage communication as a leadership tool. The attendees represented a cross section of private and public companies, and diverse industries. Functionally, people belonged

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ARE WE MOVING FORWARD?

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel abroad and spend time meeting friends and former colleagues, catching up and talking about a number of topics. These are successful people, in general. Some are entrepreneurs who have created and developed their own businesses, others are working in corporate positions for multinational companies or

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LEADING AND MANAGING: THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

Managing and Leading a business today is more challenging than ever: the state of the economy, increased competition, better informed customers, technology, etc. Leaders need to be present and display extraordinary skills in at least three main, constant spaces: • Creating, articulating and executing a Vision • Creating, managing and developing successful teams and management

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LEADERSHIP STYLES… IN REALITY TV!

10 years ago an interesting TV show format was launched, now called reality TV, centered on a small New York State shop that designed and fabricated customized motorcycles. The shop was a family run operation, headed by ‘Senior’, a combination of biker and body builder, and two of his sons. The basic premise of the

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LEADERSHIP COACHING: GREAT OPPORTUNITY

By my account, over the past 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work closely with no less than 300 senior leaders from some of the world’s best-known airlines and service companies. I’m talking about C-Level individuals, Board Members and Consultants from some of the top global firms. We would talk about different

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