educational leadership

Running a school, just like running any other organization or company, is no easy task. I know all too well: you need to juggle rules and regulations with the interests and needs of parents and staff while you put your students first and center of everything you do and while you take care of day-to-day […]

process or result?

In the world of professional sports results are everything: you either win or you lose, you are number one or you are not. No wonder then that athletes face greater pressure today than ever before to be competitive, to score, to rack up statistics, and to produce wins. But what may be understandable, even reasonable, […]

TED: Augie Picado

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED@UPS that took place on July 20 in Atlanta, GA, under the general title of What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas. We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that importers, like the US, are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to exporters like […]

surveillance

You get up early in the morning, shower, fix some breakfast and set off for another busy day. You live in the city, so your daily commute is a combination of some walking and mass transit (healthy and ecological). On the way to work you get your daily dose of caffeine and arrive at the […]

listen more

Good ol’ Diogenes Laërtius said several hundred years before Christ that We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may listen more and talk less.” But listening doesn’t come easy: most of us hurry to finish other people’s sentences (if we think they speak too slowly), or assume what it is […]

TED: Adam Alter

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED Conference that took place on April 24-28 in Vancouver, BC (Canada), under the general title of The Future You. Adam Alter’s talk was featured on the screen of TEDxMadrid this year (2017), but I had already watched it online -even if by accident. It is one […]

I robot

You are afraid that one day robots will come and take away your job, right? Think again. Robots ain’t coming. Robots are here already. And guess what: they are not taking away your job. More to the contrary: while they are not replacing you but complementing you, more jobs are being created for people like […]