Wolves That Look Like Lambs

It’s not rare, in the working environment, to stumble across wolves disguised as lambs. They roam around the aisles, meeting rooms and coffee break areas with their polite and honeyed smiles, being “cute and cuddly” almost all the time. They talk with everyone with the purpose to gather information about people and facts. They listen to […]

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Give People 3 Things

“Give people you care 3 things: wings to fly, roots to remind where they are from and reasons to stay.” – Dalai Lama. I used this quote to start my speech during the last International Business Meeting in Florence, where the Top Management of the Company I’m working for shared vision, targets and projects for […]

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People’s Perspective Is The Key

What could be a nightmare for someone could be a dream for someone else. The picture of the two men above is meaningful. The one on the boat just catches a glimpse of the island, but he’s placing all his hopes on that… and, vice versa, the man on the island doesn’t know where the […]

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The Change Process Troubles

I’ve met a lot of “willing to change people” during my working experience as a Professional Coach, unfortunately some of them were simply lying to themselves. We could define this attitude a “change paradox“: people declare their frenetic will to change and, at the end, they struggle to keep their current behaviors. Every time it […]

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The People Engagement : What Is It & How To Build It (And Keep It)

For all the reasons mentioned in my previous article, lot of companies are trying desperately to work on people engagement. Few are successful. The most, not. Impressive are the data provided about by Gallup: only 15% of the global workforce in the world are engaged (Gallup, 2017). Why this? Because in my opinion most of […]

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The People Engagement: An Example Inspired By Paolo Conte

Several companies that I’ve been visiting at global level in the last few years consider the so called “people engagement” one of the most relevant phenomena to succeed in business. Regardless of countries, company sizes and industries, this factor is already a key source of competitive advantage – and it’s going to become more and […]

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THEATRE AND BUSINESS: What can business learn from the world of theatre.

Last week I went to the theatre to watch a contemporary version of the “Iliade”. This representation was supposed to be outside the norm for several reasons. First, the purpose of the director was to put into play a modern, yet experimental way to read this old classic. Secondly, I knew that it had been […]

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My dear (un)comfort zone

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to a friend who was talking about his job. Almost everything seemed wrong: the boss, the colleagues, the salary and the contents of the job itself. He was really disappointed and bothered. He felt himself like a “lion in cage”, I was so sorry for his bad […]

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Where are you running?

The “hamster on the wheel” is a meaningful metaphor to describe how some employees, often middle managers and professionals, feel at work. They’re hard workers, demanding with themselves and focused on “get things better”. Sometimes they’re perfectionist, other times they suffer from “over-doing syndrome” or they are swamped by too much work and they stretch […]

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6 Skills to be successful

“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill” – Wilbur Wright. Here below my own perspective about the best skills to be successful at work.. and, why not, in life! Awareness Awareness is one of my favorite skills ever. Aware people are always a step forward: they are frequently able […]

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