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“What we can learn from Positive Psychology…”

Sunday October 25th, 2009 1 comment

I AM A (suffering) NOKIA FAN!!!  Increasingly felt like “the last of the Mohicans” when our 11 years old, Thaïs, told me: “Pai, I bought an I-Phone, as one of their applets emits a powerful sound based repellent against mosquitoes…” Against that, I see in Friday’s Financial Times that my favourite brand seems to have chosen defensive strategies (sue Apple…

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Engaging Leaders in Action!

Sunday October 18th, 2009 0 comments

Following last week’s blog, I received several mails challenging us to provide examples of “Engaging Leaders” in action, suggesting that there were areas such as banking, where it is impossible for such leaders to act. I could have replied that Fabio Barbosa, the charismatic leader of Banco Real (which became ABN-Amro and is now Santander Brasil) is a long lasting…

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“How to lead on the three agendas?”

Saturday October 10th, 2009 2 comments

Leaders we work with, intuitively understand the value of working with three agendas (Logos or intellectual, Ethos or behavioural, Pathos or emotional) in order to sustain achievement. However, they sometimes find it confusing at the time of applying it. Here is a short “recipe” on how to lead on these. Logos: Leaders need to co-create clarity and ownership around their…

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The biggest disruption in history

Sunday October 4th, 2009 6 comments

The matrix in the power point below shows the evolution of leadership through recent time: Historical perspective 03.10.09 It shows how, changes in the socio-historico-economic environment, as well as in the tools we use to deal with that environment, have shaped leadership assumptions. These went from paternalistic to “Open Source”. Despite of years passing, we can still spot organizations which…

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