If there was a new TikTok challenge asking to name a book that tells about coaching without telling about coaching, my first answer would be “The four agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. While reading the first part of this book, rich of metaphors about the human condition and existence, my mind immediately jumped to a […]
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Driven by higher purposes
A year ago, I announced my intention to resign from Microsoft. Many thought I was crazy to leave such an amazing company. It was a very appealing role in one of the most impactful and successful divisions. The decision to resign from being an Azure Cloud Solution Architect was even more difficult knowing that I would […]
Happiness as an organisational performance metric
The Importance of trust in organisations
Trust is a pillar for many organizations nowadays.I remember seeing on the tv displays at the office many times a day the ubiquitous message “Microsoft is built on trust” when I worked there.Many organizations following the trend come up with similar mottos, insert the trust narrative into their vision, mission, or values. Every company claims to be […]
Shu Ha Ri
Shu Ha Ri is a Japanese concept that describe different levels of mastery. In the Shu state you know all the rules and the forms. You repeat them till your mind and body fully absorb them. Deviations are usually errors that can lead to dysfunctions but if corrected soon can lead to learning and improvement. […]
9 plus 1 reasons why carrots and sticks don’t work anymore
When we speak about motivations there are many important differences between riding and driving. Put carrots and sticks aside. It’s time to drive! It’s time to envision your destination and create the conditions for better journeys.
Why renaming a Scrum role will not solve any issue
I read an article where someone proposes to rename the role Scrum Master, following the latest trend of renaming everything that contains the word Master. We shouldn’t remove the word Master from our vocabulary. It is not the opposite of slave. Coming from latin magĭster (derives from magis «more») and means who knows a discipline […]
A manifesto for Scrum adoption in your life. Assuming you already heard about Agile, Scrum, Sprints and Retrospectives. As in any scrum team, the iterative and incremental process culminate in a retrospective, where members receive and elaborate feedback, taking actions to inspect and correct behaviours, remove obstacles, fix issues. If we are in an Agile […]
The five-minute favor secret weapon for success
Adam Rifkin is a very successful serial entrepreneur who spends a huge amount of his time helping other people. And his secret weapon is the five-minute favor. Adam said, “You don’t have to be Mother Teresa or Gandhi to be a giver. You just have to find small ways to add large value to other people’s lives.” […]
Are you a giver or a taker?
Are you a giver or a taker? Discover it watching this amazing TED Talk by Adam Grant.