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THE VALUE OF A CONVERSATION

In the middle of the Spanish summer, when most people take their vacation and most professional activities slow down to an almost unbearable pace, a friend´s 11-year-old son was asking me job-searching tips.  He is very committed to becoming a commercial aircraft pilot, and understands that the training process for such a profession is very,

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LEADERSHIP CRISIS IN SPAIN

The words Spain and Crisis have been linked, in ever increasing waves, for the past five years. Much has been said about the financial, political and social angles of the crisis. But one has to focus and invest time to read about the leadership aspect of this crisis. I believe that a significant part of

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COACHING LEADERS TO PERFORM AND ENJOY

In recent weeks I´ve been asked by different Leaders to discuss ideas and opportunities not only to perform better in their roles, but to also find the connection to enjoying what they do.  As a Leadership Effectiveness Coach, this is a great topic for conversation and to support individuals in creating a more balanced environment

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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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