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The king of the House of Cards

In business, as in life, perspective, or how you see things, is everything, or at least it plays a vital role. Throughout my life, I have encountered people with a very particular profile; I could define them as arrogant (although not necessarily idiots) or simply proud. They are people who tried to sell me the […]

Sharks vs Tunas

Aggressive and decisive investors often earn the title “sharks” in business. Inspired by the popular TV show, this term captures their ability to sniff out opportunities and act swiftly, which positions them at the market’s apex. Typically, these individuals exhibit a DISC profile that leans heavily towards Dominance (D) and Influence (I), marked by self-confidence, […]

The power of a 360-degree assessment

The Basics In the realm of professional development and coaching, the 360-degree assessment stands out as a powerful tool for self-awareness and growth. Originating from the military, this method has become widely utilized in various organizational settings. As Business strategist Ken Blanchard says, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” The 360-degree assessment serves as the […]

Guidance when making decisions

Of course, we all want the decisions we make to be perfect. We do not want to regret it or feel that the other alternative or alternatives that we evaluated were better. If we stop to think, we often make decisions based on the good or the opinion of others, such as our partner, children, […]

Surviving sales prospection: Cold calls

Nothing scares a salesperson more than the thought of prospecting. Start from scratch, find potential customers and figure out how to convince them to listen to you. Be aware I am not referring to Bibles selling in which you go from door to door or salespeople who wait for the client to come and explain […]

I declare myself in burnout!

I have lived almost all my life in Latin America, and when I moved to the Netherlands about eight years ago, I noticed that many things were different in the professional world. I am not only referring to working hours, lunch times or the long vacations Europeans are known for. I am also referring to […]

Other approaches to the study of personality (I) – Early days and MBTI

Early days The study of personalities is not something new but rather a subject that has intrigued human beings since ancient times. There has always been an attempt to explain or classify the way people act, and throughout history, several theories have been developed about these different types of behaviors. The Greeks and Romans were […]

Maximize my value – the value proposition equation

At a time in my professional life, I acknowledge people by their roles. I assumed that having an important title hanging on the office door (manager, director, president, etc.) meant that the person had the knowledge and experience that made him worthy of respect. Today I think in a very different way. Now I rate […]

Is coaching for me?

First, let’s clarify that I am referring to executive coaching in this article, which differs slightly from sports or life coaching. According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching […]

Coaching and mentoring, are those the same thing?

As I mentioned in another article, coaching is a methodology through which the client (coachee) can discover points that could be learned or reinforced to find solutions for his or her challenges. In other words, coaching helps us grow as professionals. But it must be recognized that coaching is not a quick solution. It requires […]