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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DISC styles explained (4)   – Compliance (C)

General information Here we have the perfectionists. Compliant people (C) live by following rules, not only those that are imposed by society but those that are in their heads. In other words, they do things the way they think they should be done, often criticizing those who do things differently or taking shortcuts to get […]

DISC styles explained (2) – Influence (I)

General information These people are often the center of attention. They can’t control it. It’s their nature; they want everyone to look at them and can’t stand others stealing their audience. They are, for me (my style is C), the most difficult people to understand since they do not make decisions based on data or […]

DISC styles explained (1)   – Dominance (D)

General information These are usually complicated people. Getting on well with them could be challenging because they are results-oriented and competitive. They are not the majority of the population. In fact, they are the minority, and it makes sense. Otherwise, what a world we would live in! By nature, these people are wired to be […]

Why choose coaching instead of consulting?

Those trained to be executive coaches must spend many hours perfecting the underappreciated art of not giving advice. This must sound very strange, and indeed it is in some ways. As soon as I began my training as a coach, I attended a seminar where we were told not once but at least five times […]