miércoles, 29 de diciembre de 2010

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Hola a todos, Hi everyone,

Let me introduce you all to Mrs. Sheryl Sandberg. Her experience navigating  the complex and socially sensitive world of international economics has proven useful as she and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg work to strike a balance between helping Facebook users control privacy while finding ways to monetize its most valuable asset: data.

As the COO at the helm of Facebook (2009), Sheryl Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the world’s largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged.

Por cierto si recodáis hace pocas semanas Facebook lanzó su nuevo servicio de correo. Imaginais quien ayudó a idear este nuevo producto.

Sheryl Sandberg ayudó en el desarrollo del negocio más lucrativo para Google, los programas de Adwords y Adsense.

Un abrazo a todos

lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

El camino.The way. Robert Loken.

Hola a todos, Hi folks

According to legend, the remains of the Apostle James were transported by ship to the north of Spain from Jerusalem were rediscovered in the 9th century. Soon, the roads to Santiago de Compostela filled with pilgrims and the way begun. Even today, many people from all over the world make the same journey on foot, by bicicle, by horse... Many of them are pilgrims and many other are making the same journey for pleasure.

The St James Way ... another way, also now, my way.

El camino original (click here),

In another way we can also reach our own goals. for example the story of Robert Loken. He sold his house and leave his job to follow his dream of walking the Great Wall of China.
600 days later setting off from Jiayuguan in the Gobi desert, he arrived to the end at the Hushan Great Wall on the North-Korean border. 

In doing so, he became the first person in the world to have walked the Ming Dynasty Great Wall from end to end. Congratulations Robert. What a experience ¡¡

Regards from Spain

sábado, 18 de diciembre de 2010

Never underestimate any. (part II)

Hi all,

This is another video, telling us that sometimes there´s something waiting to be discovered. Specially with our children.

Muchas veces nuestros niños pueden enseñarnos a ver cosas desde otro unto de vista. Claro que para poder verlo, tenemos que dejar nuestros complejos y miedos aparte. Un buen amigo, me dijo una vez que un niño pequeño, no reconoce el fracaso cuando se equivoca, lo que le permite intentarlo de nuevo. Esa es sin duda la clave para mejorar. En cambio los adultos, tendemos a sentirnos mal, cuando no conseguimos algo, impidiendo este sentimiento abordar con humildad la necesidad de mejorar con la práctica.
¿ Quieres intentarlo ?

Regards from Sevilla (Spain).

.(para mis hijos).

viernes, 17 de diciembre de 2010

Social Intelligence and Leadership

Hi all,

An interview with Daniel Goleman, Psychologist. He is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Working as a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list with more than 5.000.000 copies printed worldwide in 30 languages.

En su libro, la inteligencia emocional, aprendemos a tomar conciencia de nuestras emociones, para ser capaces de comprender los sentimientos de los demás, ayudarnos a tolerar las frustraciones y presiones que soportamos en nuestro trabajo, mejorar nuestra capacidad de trabajo en equipo y alcanzar una actitud empática y mas social, que nos ofrecerá mayores posibilidades de desarrollo personal.

En mi caso, un importante área de mejora personal, ya en camino de nuevos logros personales.

Regards from Cordoba (Spain).

jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2010

Human Resources: A different approach.

Hi folks,

Sometimes when reestructuring companies, we need to redefine the main culture, to be able to setup the structure for the future. Yesterday night, coming back home to Cordoba, I was thinking in some funny theories about this change.

My goal for this moment it´s to comunicate the need than we must change our point of view and focus in the mid-term goals, settle into the business plan. For all this, we need to work as a team, and cut out all the energy we lose, reducing the change resistance.

En muchas ocasiones, la perdida de energía se debe a personas que dentro del equipo, no aportan y utilizan la estructura en su propio beneficio. Esta actitud, rompe las sinergias y provoca decepción y frustración entre los que si generan energía.

Buscaba alguna imagen para apoyarme en la presentación... And sudenly, I did remember the Terry Tate advertisement from the 2003 superbowl.

I hope you enjoy it. Just for laughts, of course.

Regards from Málaga
P.S.: dedicated to all my collegues on HHRR.

martes, 14 de diciembre de 2010

William Ury: Negotiating for Sustainable Agreements

Hi all,

William L. Ury co-founded Harvard's Program on Negotiation and is currently a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is the author of The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No & Still Get to Yes, and co-author (with Roger Fisher) of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, translated into 30+ languages. He is also author of the award-winning Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People and Getting To Peace (released in paperback under the title The Third Side).

Es realmente interesante de escuchar, máxime, cuando relata de forma sencilla experiencias vividas en negociaciones realmente complejas. No os perdáis la forma que tienen los bosquimanos de solucionar disputas.

Over the last 30 years, Ury has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from corporate mergers to wildcat strikes in a Kentucky coal mine to ethnic wars in the Middle East, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. With former president Jimmy Carter, he co- founded the International Negotiation Network, a non-governmental body seeking to end civil wars around the world. During the 1980s, he helped the US and Soviet governments create nuclear crisis centers designed to avert an accidental nuclear war. In that capacity, he served as a consultant to the Crisis Management Center at the White House. More recently, Ury has served as a third party in helping to end a civil war in Aceh, Indonesia, and helping to prevent one in Venezuela.

Ury has taught negotiation to tens of thousands of corporate executives, labor leaders, diplomats and military officers around the world. He helps organizations try to reach mutually profitable agreements with customers, suppliers, unions, and joint-venture partners.

En esta clase magistral en la Universidad de Harvard, nos muestra como alcanzar acuerdos sostenibles en el tiempo. A veces, negociamos muy centrados en el corto plazo y esta teoría me ha parecido mas que enriquecedora. ¿ Cual es tu umbral ?.


Un abrazo a todos. Regards from Spain

viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

Visualizing empires decline.

Hi folks,

Sometimes I find some video really usefull, like this one. The history can be studied in other ways. This portuguese from Lisbon, is really sharp.

Congratulations Pedro.

Regards from Spain.

miércoles, 8 de diciembre de 2010

Map of online communities

Hi folks,

No words... This is the present...

And this is our past ...

The humor on xkcd.

Regards from España.
(Gracias a Emilio por su enlace)

jueves, 2 de diciembre de 2010

Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

 Hi folks,

Let me introduce you all Nicholas A. Christakis.  MD, PhD, MPH, is an internist and social scientist who conducts research on social factors that affect health, health care, and longevity. He is Professor of Medical Sociology in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; and Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is the Master of Pforzheimer House in Harvard College. http://christakis.med.harvard.edu/

 Nicholas Christakis explores how the large-scale, face-to-face social networks in which we are embedded affect our lives, and what we can do to take advantage of this fact. In Connected, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, Connected overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.




miércoles, 1 de diciembre de 2010

The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

Hola a todos,

Hace algún tiempo, os puse un enlace de Hans Rosling en TED. En esta ocasión nos muestra la evolución económica del globo en los últimos 200 años, en cuatro minutos. Me sigue sorprendiendo, como los gráficos dinámicos nos sintetizan tanta información, amen de alguna sorpresa, por culpa de los estereotipos, debo reconocer.

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l
Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of 'The Joy of Stats' he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.

un abrazo a todos