we are what we repeatedly do

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“Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Aristotle

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no és QUÈ expliques, sinó COM ho expliques

personal thoughts

Per exemple: Mourinho i Guardiola desprès d’un partitvpoden dir el mateix d’un mal arbitratge (queixar-se), però mai ho diran de la mateixa manera donat que tenen 2 estils ben diferents.

De fet, allò que diguis gairebé no té importància. Només COM ho expliques, COM ho transmets.

letting go of perfectionism

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“An overemphasis on perfection can lead on enormous stress. And ironically, perfectionism can also inhibit your ability to reach your full potential. If oy refuse to put youself in a situation where you might give an imperfect performance, you’ll prevent yourself from receiving the proper feedback input and direction necessary for additional growth.”

Elisabeth Grace Saunders

de las 3 B’s a las 3 A’s

concepts & definitions

“En lo que a diseño gráfico ser refiere, las empresas deben descartar el ‘Bueno, Bonito y Barato’ —propuesto, las más veces, por no profesionales— y pasar al ‘Adecuado, Atractivo y Ajustado’.
Un buen diseño gràfico genera valor diferencial a productos y marcas, y permite ganar más dinero a las empresas.”

Jesús del Hoyo Arjona decano del Col·legi Oficial de Disseny Gràfic de Catalunya

las 4 cualidades fundamentales de un líder

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“Cuando hablamos de liderazgo, olvidamos demasiado a menudo que un líder ha de tener cuatro cualidades fundamentales: debe ser consciente de que es un servidor del equipo; ha de ser un facilitador de la labor en la empresa; ha de ser un desarrollador del equipo y un potenciador del mismo. En realidad, su objetivo es crear más líderes. Y, last but not least, debe ser un ejemplo para todos.”

Marcos Urarte profesor invitado en diversas escuelas de negocios

¿quién está dispuesto a pagar por mi producto o servicio?

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“Como definir tu mercado objetivo, tu nicho de mercado: un empresario vende soluciones a un problema/s a cambio de dinero.
Por eso, tienes que ofrecer tus soluciones a personas que YA son conscientes que tienen un problema.
Define cuál es el problema que solucionas con tu producto o servicio, y luego determina quién está dispuesto a pagar por una solución.”

Isabel Anthony Torres La Fórmula Empresarial (seeseuno.es)

losing sight of the forest for the trees

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“The idea behind this metaphor is that when you are too close to something, you can get mired in the details and have difficulty focusing on the way those details fit together into a big picture.

During the past 10 years, psychologists Yaacov Trope, Nira Liberman, and their colleagues have provided a lot of evidence for what they call “construal level theory:” The closer you are to an object or event, the more specifically you think about it. While the more distant you are to that object or event, the more abstractly you think about it. This idea has important implications for your creativity.

So to help yourself think about a problem you are solving more abstractly, it is useful to give yourself some distance from that problem. There are several ways to create that distance: imagine that you are solving the problem for someone else rather than for yourself; think about what the solution to the problem will look like 5 years in the future rather than right now, think about how people 1.000 miles away might be conceptualizing the problem. Each of these methods helps to create some distance, and that can help you focus on the more abstract parts of the situation.

After you re-think the problem, though, it is important to focus on the details again. So, once you have an insight that changes the way you think about the problem, focus on it close up again. In that way, you can ensure that the solution you develop will also address the little things that can make the difference between success and failure.”

Art Markman for 99u (Behance)

8 things productive people do during the workday

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“Truly productive people aren’t focused on doing more things; this is actually the opposite of productivity. If you really want to be productive, you’ve got to make a point to do fewer things.

1. Create a smaller to-do list
Getting things accomplished during your workday shouldn’t be about doing as much as possible in the sanctioned eight hours.

2. Take breaks
Go take a walk, grab something to eat, workout, or meditate – give your brain some resting time.

3. Follow the 80/20 rule
Did you know that only 20 percent of what you do each day produces 80 percent of your results?

4. Start your day by focusing on yourself
If you begin your morning by checking your email, it allows others to dictate what you accomplish.

5. Take on harder tasks earlier in the day
Knock out your most challenging work when your brain is most fresh.

6. Pick up the phone
Email is a productivity killer and usually a distraction from tasks that actually matter.

7. Create a system
If you know certain things are ruining your daily productivity, create a system for managing them.

8. Don’t confuse productivity with laziness
While no one likes admitting it, sheer laziness is the No. 1 contributor to lost productivity.”

Ilya Pozin founder of Ciplex

are you making this mistake at the end of your meetings?

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“Have you been in meetings where lots of decisions are made but nothing gets done and nobody is held accountable? Unless you finish the meeting with commitments about “who will do what by when,” you’ve just built 90% of a bridge.

a) Ask and you shall receive
To make a clear request you must utter it in the first person, using direct language and addressing it to a specific person. You must specify observable conditions of satisfaction, including time. It helps if you explain your purpose for asking, and, if and when you arrive at an oral contract, always ask the other sign it.

b) Time to commit
A well-formed request demands a clear response.
There are only three possible answers:
1. Yes, I commit.
2. No, I decline.
3. I can’t commit yet because: a. I need clarification; b. I need to check; I promise to respond by X; c. I want to propose an alternative; d. I can make it only if I get Y by Z.”

Fred K. professor of Leadership and Coaching, author of Conscious Business

la hiperconectividad perjudica el cerebro

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“Nos pasamo el día fijando la vista en una pantalla, ya sea la del televisor, la del ordenador (en el trabajo y/o en casa), la del smartphone o, desde hace poco, la de la tableta. “Estamos enfermos de hiperconectividad”, señala con preocupació la neurocientífica de la Universidad de Oxford Susan Greenfiels. Según ella, las pantallas son perjudiciales para el desarrollo del cerebro porque minan la creatividad, la imaginación, la autoestima e incluso nuestra capacidad básica para procesar la información. El resultado es que aparecerá una generació cuya mente se mantendrà durante más tiempo como la de un niño: ‘reactiva’.”

Llegit al suplement Salud de La Vanguardia de la setmana passada

no basta con tener una buena idea

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“Uno de los aciertos [de la exposición] Més enllà de la creativitat es que consigue hacer sentir al espectador las dificultades a las que estos creativos se enfrentan en su día a día, a la vez que pone en evidencia que no basta con tener una buena idea, pues es entonces cuando empieza el trabajo más duro.”

Llegit al suplement Cultura/s de La Vanguardia de la setmana passada