Sport and Work

An article by Willian Bull, partner at Instituto Pieron, Sao Paulo   To what extend does the sport practice influence the professional role? Usually, the sport practitioner, when physically and emotionally well prepared, participating in a race or during his/her workout, enters a state we call Flow. In this condition, there is a lot of focus,…

About the tragedy of choice

The other day I came across with Michael Crooke, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Robert Bikel article titled Leadership in a Complex World: How to Manage ‘‘The Tragedy of Choice’’  (Organizational Dynamics, Volume 44, Issue 2, April–June 2015, Pages 146–155). The article states no less than: “even when a company is committed to its core values, tension between values…

Give us this day our daily Flow!

An article by Willian Bull, partner at Instituto Pieron, Sao Paulo   The need to recognize and reward the contribution of professionals, mainly when their “retention” has become imperative, has made many leaders to emphasize the motivation as one of the main elements to engage and retain. If it is a positive attitude, you must…

What is ‘trial and error’?

‘So, you screwed up?’ – How many times have you heard this criticism when you failed? What this question often implies is that you are a looser, someone who lost its reputation or having difficulty managing a situation or a relationship. Hidden, this question sends the message: ‘You are not good enough’. No wonder, that…

The most important job skill?

Have you ever came across with high IQ, but basically zero EQ (Emotional Intelligence) co-workers or customer service representatives? Have you ever wondered why IQ, school performance or past work experience takes precedent in hiring or promotion decisions, rather than EQ? If we look around, it is hard not to recognize that a complete generation…

Business and Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This discipline is based on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Using one’s strengths in a…