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Leadership; probabilmente la regina di tutte le parole di moda.

C’è un sacco di letteratura sulla leadership; migliaia di libri, ricerche, articoli, discorsi e così via. Se vuoi essere un leader e sviluppare questo aspetto, hai l’imbarazzo della scelta.

Eppure, nonostante questa vastità di conoscenza disponibile sul tema, sento una mancanza di leader nel mondo in questo momento.

Dove sono?

Il mondo sta attraversando un momento difficile, e non sto parlando solo di questa pandemia. L’umanità sta affrontando problemi e sfide gigantesche, dal cambiamento climatico ai diritti umani e molti altri.

Dove sono questi leader?

Ci sono alcuni esempi di…


“Tutti hanno il potere di influenzare la direzione di un’organizzazione.” — Vanessa Jane Smith

Mi capita, ultimamente un po’ più spesso, di ascoltare persone lamentarsi di come vanno le cose, nell’azienda in cui lavorano, nelle loro relazioni e più in generale nella loro vita. In genere, queste lamentele sono seguite dal desiderio, o forse dovrei dire dalla richiesta, che qualcuno o qualcosa risolva tutto con un tocco magico: il proprio capo, il proprio partner, il politico di turno o una vincita alla lotteria.

Questo atteggiamento ha perfino un nome, la Silver Bullet Syndrom. Cioè la sindrome della pallottola d’argento. È…


Conosci il capitano “Sully” Sullenberger?

Probabilmente hai visto il film con Tom Hanks che ne racconta la storia.

All’inizio del 2009, il capitano Sully salvò la vita degli oltre 100 passeggeri del volo US Airways 1549. Con il suo equipaggio riuscì a far atterrare in sicurezza il suo aereo, ormai compromesso e praticamente ingovernabile, nel fiume Hudson.

Ovviamente, quell’evento lo rese famoso ma, come emerge da questa intervista, il capitano Sullenberger è decisamente una persona eccezionale, con una visione molto lucida e di grande ispirazione sulla leadership.

Questa intervista esplora la sua disciplina mentale, le sue tecniche per gestire l’immensa…


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Martin Luther King Jr. needs not presentation. He is one of the most revered and impactful leaders and activists in history. His life and his legacy are an inspiration for many in almost every field of life. You surely crossed a post on social media quoting his words, and you probably watched or at least heard of his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. Yes, the “I have a dream” one.

If he is still such an influential and loved leader, more than 50 years after his death, just imagine the impact that he must have had on…


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“Non impariamo dall’esperienza… impariamo riflettendo sull’esperienza”. — John Dewey.

Gli ultimi giorni dell’anno sono una sorta di terra di nessuno; l’anno sta arrivando alla fine mentre il nuovo deve ancora iniziare. Questo spazio tra passato e futuro, tra ricordi e sogni, può essere incredibilmente creativo e fruttuoso. Un’occasione unica per rallentare, respirare, riflettere e immaginare.

Riflettere sul passato e su ciò che abbiamo vissuto negli ultimi dodici mesi, per ringraziare, celebrare e imparare. E meditare sul futuro, su ciò che vogliamo vivere e sperimentare nei prossimi 12 mesi. In fondo a questa pagina, trovi le domande che abbiamo usato per…


The not-so-secret recipe used by the brain

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I just watched an interesting TED talk by Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett on emotions. And then I read half a dozen of her articles and bought her book. I can’t believe I haven’t crossed her work before.

This reminds me of how difficult it is to break out of our information bubbles, even if we love exploring and discovering new knowledge.

Anyway, I’ve learned something new today, and I felt the urge to share it with you.

According to research and study, our brain is a phenomenal and relentless predicting machine. It continuously makes predictions on what is going on…


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I am a massive fan of structures and systems.

Because willpower is not high on my list of strengths, I’ve learned — not without a fair share of failures and pitfalls — that they are vital if I want to reach any goal.

In my experience, if you want to achieve a particular outcome, you can’t just rely on well-defined goals. No matter how S.M.A.R.T. your goals may be, they won’t be powerful enough to move you through all the obstacles and resistances. Especially the inner ones.

Before I realised the importance of systems, I thought that the main reason…


My experience with any human transformation process is that it all starts with the creation of a safe space for everyone. There are plenty of studies proving that “Psychological safety” is one of the most critical conditions for people to fully express their potential. It’s only when we feel safe that we show up authentically, we speak our own truth, and we take risks. This is why the initial agreement is vital in any coaching process, both in a one-to-one relationship or in a group setting.

Thou, the English word “agreement” has always felt a bit cold or impersonal to…


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You’ve probably read about the famous “10,000-hour rule”. It is widely used by many speakers and motivators. This rule says that to achieve mastery in any field, you must be ready to commit to at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.

Defined by the journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers”, the 10,000-hours rule is based on a study on violinists conducted in 1993. According to that study, the best artists had dedicated at least 10,000 hours to the relentless refinement of their talent.

Over the years the 10,000-hour rule has become very popular but has also received…


and better

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A few weeks ago, I was in the same room with my mother and my grandmother. Unfortunately, both widows.

I joked around the fact that in my family there are a few widows but no widowers. It looks like women in my family are better equipped for the senior years. And being a male this is not a promising statistic.

Out of curiosity, I checked the national statistics to understand if this is a phenomenon circumscribed to my family. Apparently, It is not. …

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