Tuesday 13 June 2017

Successful Business Key Components

Three key components of a successful business: 1.- Satisfied customer: When they get what they want and need at a fair price, they will come back for more, they will bring their friend and tell others. 2.- Great Culture: It inspires the employees to be proud of what they do and makes an enjoyable work environment, which translate to a better service to the customers. 3.- Revenue: The result of the above two as reward to the owners and stockholders for their time and investment. Businesses doing the above three will have very little competition. Missing any of the above three…
Monday 12 June 2017

Life can be be like an iceberg

Many people often talk about how lucky successful people are, while they neglect to see the challenging work that the did to achieve their success. In this regard, we can compare life as an iceberg, where success is the tip of the iceberg above the water and the arduous work, setbacks, resilience, challenges, etc. are the 90% of the iceberg below the water.
Monday 12 June 2017

Your life: Events vs Reaction

We’ve seen it in many movies: Something really bad happens and somehow the hero comes and saves the day. We are the hero in our life and no matter what takes place we must find a way to get out of it and move toward where we want to be. Remember: For all practical effects, you are the real and only hero in your life, so the way you choose to react and what you choose to do will determine the outcome…
Thursday 08 June 2017

Where is your career taking you? Where is life taking you?

A person with a purpose knows what he/she wants and where to go. They are inspired, make things happen and achieve their goals. A person without a purpose just wonders around life and most of the times wondering why they are not as successful as others…
Wednesday 07 June 2017

Training vs Culture of Learning

We all know how important is for business and for each one of us to have a culture of continuous professional development. Many businesses encourage it and it also helps them to retain valuable employees. What businesses and people could do to improve the effectiveness of continues professional development is by taking it to the next level: A culture of continuous learning. Continuous learning is about professional development plus: Learning from the mistakes done and improve the system to avoid repeating the mistakes. While we can’t avoid making mistake, we can learn from them. Embracing change and innovation to adapt to the ever-changing market conditions instead of avoiding the change and being scare of the associated risks. Improving how we communicate with each other. Each employee will communicate and behave in a unique way. This is more about how to best use all these differences instead of “standardising” them. If we all behave the same, the innovation would disappear. Learning to learn that taking risk is rewarded, while harassment is rejected and disapproved. And much more. In short, a Culture of Learning is about a growth mindset, where opportunities and possibilities are welcome instead of being afraid of.
Tuesday 06 June 2017

Children’s resilience

Have you ever tried to convince a child to stop doing something they want to do? They will keep nagging and bugging you until you give up. I wonder, how much further we could achieve in life if we were to keep that level of resilience as an adult? Let us all go back to that childhood thinking for innovation combined with the childhood level of resilience… Let’s us each one of us wonder how much further we can go, how much more we can achieve…