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Es la hora de las fortalezas. Tras haber puesto mucho énfasis en las áreas de mejora durante años, la gestión de las empresas y el liderazgo han de apoyarse en las fortalezas individuales y de equipo. Una fortaleza es aquello que nos da energía para afrontar las dificultades, nos diferencia y además, se puede desarrollar. Es más que una habilidad, porque incluye una actitud vital para abordar los desafíos. Sin embargo, no estamos acostumbrados a hablar de ellas. Nuestra educación se ha focalizado en lo que no sabíamos e incluso, culturalmente, está mal visto reconocer en público lo que se nos da bien. Vivimos el miedo al rechazo, lo que significa que destacar se penaliza e, incluso, cuando recibimos un reconocimiento podemos sentir vergüenza. Y todo este comportamiento lo hemos aplicado también a la empresa.

Tenemos la tendencia de identificar las áreas de mejora a una velocidad de vértigo. De ahí, analizamos los errores, identificamos las causas y definimos planes de acción. Dicha actitud es necesaria, pero sin embargo, para abordar los cambios no es suficiente, ya que nos dejamos nuestro potencial por el camino.

El enfoque de las fortalezas requiere cambiar el chip: Significa descubrir qué es lo mejor que existe en una organización o en una persona, imaginarse el futuro si dichas fortalezas se desarrollaran aún más y desde ahí construir iniciativas de innovación para alcanzarlo. Como lo resume David Cooperrider, una organización no es un problema a solucionar sino un libro que está por escribir. Todo ello tiene una repercusión importante a la hora de abordar los cambios. Un líder ilusiona con una visión y con emociones positivas, no recordando continuamente las áreas de mejora que todos tenemos. Implica tener una mirada más apreciativa hacia lo que se hace y se tiene, porque solo desde ahí se puede impulsar la creatividad, innovar y superar esta erosión emocional que tanto estamos sufriendo desde hace ya años.

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Start your presentation with PUNCH

The primacy effect, when applied to presentations, suggests that we remember more strongly what happens at the beginning of a presentation. In order to establish a connection with an audience, we must grab their attention right from the beginning. A punchy opening that gets the audience’s attention is paramount. Granville N. Toogood, author of The Articulate Executive also stresses the idea of starting off quickly and beginning with punch. “To make sure you don’t get off on the wrong foot, plunge right in,” he says. “To galvanize the mind of the audience, you’ve got to strike quickly.” There are many ways to strike quickly and start with punch to make a strong initial connection. Conveniently, at least five proven ways to begin a talk form the acronym PUNCH. Some of the best openings include content which is Personal, Unexpected, Novel, Challenging, or Humorous. Some of the best presentations contain at least one or more of these elements.


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Punch The primacy effect, when applied to presentations, suggests that we remember more strongly what happens at the beginning of a presentation. In order to establish a connection with an audience, we must grab their attention right from the beginning. A punchy opening that gets the audience’s attention is paramount. Granville N. Toogood, author of The Articulate Executive also stresses the idea of starting off quickly and beginning with punch. “To make sure you don’t get off on the wrong foot, plunge right in,” he says. “To galvanize the mind of the audience, you’ve got to strike quickly.” There are many ways to strike quickly and start with punch to make a strong initial connection. Conveniently, at least five proven ways to begin a talk form the acronym PUNCH. Some of the best openings include content which is Personal, Unexpected, Novel, Challenging, or Humorous. Some of the best presentations contain at least one or more of these elements.

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PersonalMake it Personal. I once saw an amazing presentation on work-place safety at a company whose employees have dangerous jobs. The presenter started off his presentation with a high resolution image of some cute children. After talking about how import “our children” are (most people in the audience had children), he confessed that the children on screen were his and that his main concern in his life was being around a great long while to take of them. We all have a responsibility, he said, to our families and to each other to make sure we pay careful attention to safety procedures and rules so that no one’s children here ever have to be told that their mommy or daddy are not coming home. This opening was emotional, personal, and relevant. It got everyone’s attention and set the stage for the presentation. What could have been a presentation simply listing safety rules in bullet points to be scanned now was something far more personal.

There are many ways to make the opening personal, but personal in this case does not mean a long self-introduction about your background complete with org charts or why you are qualified to speak. However, a personal story can be very effective opening so long as it illustrates a key engaging point or sets the theme in a memorable way. Leer más “Start your presentation with PUNCH”

Wi-Fi Coming to New York City Subways

Good news for any New Yorker who hates interacting with others during their daily commute (read: all New Yorkers): Wi-Fi and mobile service are coming to a subway near you. Yup, now even the Mole People won’t be able to escape the outside world.

According to Bloomberg, after three years of stalled progress, Transit Wireless LLC — a conglomerate of wireless and construction companies that was awarded a contract to undergo this project with New York Transit — has finally found the money to move forward. Broadcast Australia has footed the bill, which will bring NYC up to speed with Singapore, Berlin and Tokyo — all of which currently have Wi-Fi in the tubes.

Back in 2007, Transit Wireless LLC had promised to get the job done in 10 years, now it has two years to outfit six stations near New York’s Union Square, and then four more years for the other 271 platforms. The Wi-Fi comes in the form of smoke detector-size antennas, and will afford passengers access on platforms, mezzanines and in sections of the tunnels (not the whole tunnel). Overall, the whole deal will cost $200 million dollars — which begs the question: If the city’s willing to go to the trouble to go wireless, why do I have to take a shuttle nine weekends out of 10 because they’re “doing repairs on the tracks”? But I digress…


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Good news for any New Yorker who hates interacting with others during their daily commute (read: all New Yorkers): Wi-Fi and mobile service are coming to a subway near you. Yup, now even the Mole People won’t be able to escape the outside world.

According to Bloomberg, after three years of stalled progress, Transit Wireless LLC — a conglomerate of wireless and construction companies that was awarded a contract to undergo this project with New York Transit — has finally found the money to move forward. Broadcast Australia has footed the bill, which will bring NYC up to speed with Singapore, Berlin and Tokyo — all of which currently have Wi-Fi in the tubes.

Back in 2007, Transit Wireless LLC had promised to get the job done in 10 years, now it has two years to outfit six stations near New York’s Union Square, and then four more years for the other 271 platforms. The Wi-Fi comes in the form of smoke detector-size antennas, and will afford passengers access on platforms, mezzanines and in sections of the tunnels (not the whole tunnel). Overall, the whole deal will cost $200 million dollars — which begs the question: If the city’s willing to go to the trouble to go wireless, why do I have to take a shuttle nine weekends out of 10 because they’re “doing repairs on the tracks”? But I digress… Leer más “Wi-Fi Coming to New York City Subways”