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February 27, 2016

Receiving Feedback

Since I was leader 4 times this week (lucky me) I had the chance to receive lots of feed back and I learned that giving and receiving feedback is a process of caring and love, because the person giving you feedback only wants the best for you, that person is taking the time to think about you and what things you have done well and what things you need to improve to be even better.

I know sometimes can be difficult to hear which are the improvement areas, but if you just receive them with gratitude, with a possitive mentality they can become focus points to be better. Anyway excellence is a journey sorrounded by the need of continuous change, so by taking your feedback as an input of the process of improving yourself and changing to better, you are just being a living representation of what excellence means.

The leadership and excellence module have thought me lots about humility, transparency, caring and love. At the end, being a leader has lots to do with human aspects, and even though I am task oriented-person, I am more than convinced that there must be a balance between reaching goals and constructing an enviroment in which my people want to work, not because I autocratically impose it but because they want to.

October 13, 2015

Intrinsic rewards–CBE

I had always wondered why my ex co workers were always so demotivated and why they were always complaining about the payment and never giving the best they could, some times I thought that they were lazy or that they did not want to commit, but now (after yesterday class) everything makes sense.

I used to work in a company where everyone was replaceable, teamwork almost did not exist because even when we have teams, everyone was measured individually, so you could easily hear that one person is a good worker and the other one a bad worker, you could see areas working as if they were a completle diferent company, etc.

Now I realized that People need to feel that they are part of something and that their work is valued, and at end the problem is not the payment, the problem is the organizational culture and the way people were concived as well as how the whole organization is concevied.

Now, Here is the challenge, we are gonna be the next leaders and we are called to create organizations where people want to work and commit, where they feel valued and where team work is a reality.

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