Turning a good one into a good one again
Oct02

Turning a good one into a good one again

There’s an obvious statement: Having the right people is critical to accomplish any goal. Having them motivated and focused is important as well. People, being humans are not constant in their behaviour and, in the life of an employee people may enter in positive loops where they exploit their potential in full, or negative ones where the performance and behaviours decline. But person is still the same one, not changing the...

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Discussing with your manager
Sep18

Discussing with your manager

In my career I discovered that talking with my people is taking care of them, making them feel valued and at same time a source of different point of views and opinion that allow me to better understand my team and get some touch of reality. Although my time is less than scarce I arrange regular meetings with all my team and one to ones with my direct reports on a weekly basis. Despite this, I have a terrible problem when people...

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Bringing people on board
Aug20

Bringing people on board

Hi all. back from some months but was (and still is) a very complex period. In any case we restart our publishing 🙂 and we do it by analyzing a possible strategy to motivate people on tedious tasks. All of us have come into a moment where, facing your team that asks to be convinced to do something  , you have the impulse to force your decision without losing too much time to explain it. You are the boss, isn’t it? And at the end...

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Sizing the resume
Apr10

Sizing the resume

Resume is your key to open the job door. Long time ago with not so many searchers around, even a below the average resume would have been an opportunity opener; now with market facing tougher and tougher challenges a less than perfect one is the beginning of failure. But a too perfect one can bring you more troubles than benefits: a common mistake is to exaggerate so to be more attractive. I have always been a supporter of integrity...

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Collaboration
Mar28

Collaboration

Collaborating is critical to reaching goals, especially when dealing with complex and challenging tasks. This because the “lone wolf” can achieve some milestones on his own but is needed a team working together as one entity to really perform the duty. People together do not become automatically a team: it goes without saying that even the most performing individuals do not determine the result without an overall...

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Investigating the team
Mar13

Investigating the team

A team that does not challenge itself is a dead team, because relying on a solid base is one thing, while “sleeping” on it is a different one. At same time, a team that doesn’t investigate inside to understand how things are going is a team closing the eyes on eventual problems and not willing to look for solutions. Is critical that you, as a manager conduct an honest analysis that then is taken to team for a common...

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Perceiving communication
Jan10

Perceiving communication

I came through a nice study dealing with where communication comes when making a one to one meeting. Results are quite surprising but clearly show what we all experienced in daily life: More than 50% of messages come from body and posture. How many times have we seen people saying something and we perceived differently because of their body language? Another good part (40% more or less) is transferred by tone, speech pace and approach...

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HR Tasks
Jun07

HR Tasks

People represent a very important asset of any company, although some times they are perceived either as a problem or as a “compressible” resource in case of needs. Instead an accurate, proactive and smart management of Human Resources represents a key to gain a sustained (and sustainable) competitive advantage. Typically HR should represent a trusted counterpart handling the business needs, but should also take care of:...

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Leaders behavior and team work
Apr11

Leaders behavior and team work

Being a leader embeds a certain quota of exposure toward your team: the more you act like an example the more the virtuous circle of influencing your people will start. Is clear that behavior of a leader determines actions and performance of a team, but how does it work? Being a trusted example is a good start but is not all: the influence is determined by the ability to create “trusted followers” that multiply your...

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Email the right way
Mar22

Email the right way

We always receive and send emails. I am personally a huge mail receiver going in some unlucky days up to 250 complex mails (with complex is not simply answering yes/no). Too often we forget the basics on how to make this communication effective and polite. In old times paper mail were always surrounded by some mystery (who will be the sender, why,…) and research for a politeness and form to transfer the message. In our days too...

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