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“Would you stay with us if you’d won the Lottery?”

Thursday June 28th, 2012 6 comments

“Would you stay in this job if you’d win the Lottery?” This is the question I have started to ask our young and promising talents in the Enablers network… It came to me after reading a recent article in the Brazilian newspaper “Globo”: All employees from the restaurant Cervantes, located in a luxurious neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, did not…

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“Team dynamics are so predictable”

Friday June 15th, 2012 4 comments

My colleagues and I are always surprised by how predictable team dynamics can be when real work is done with real teams (and not “just training”). Bruce Tuckman, a US psychologist even modeled it, reinforcing his ability to predict how a team would behave. The model (stages of group development) is quite old (1965) and widely known. If I chose…

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“When Business, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology meet”

Friday June 8th, 2012 0 comments

What do US contemporary business writer, Patrick Lencioni, XXIst century most famous neuroscientist, Portuguese Professor Antonio Damasio, Ancient Greece philosopher Aristotle, and Chilean born psychologist and mathematician Marcial Losada have in common, apart from the fact that we often quote them in our work? Lencioni came up with the observation (see article on our blog) that teams that were focused…

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