Gestion de la empresa

Creer en el «Management»


Much has been written about the loss of trust in management. These discussion almost always deal with the loss of ‘trust from below’ – i.e. trust by employees or subordinates of senior management. What they don’t deal with is the loss of ‘trust from above’ – i.e. the loss of trust by the board and shareholders in management. Causes for this include management: Setting expectations and failing to deliver. Saying things that are later demonstrated to be false. Withholding part of the ‘truth’. Only putting one side of the argument for an initiative proposed by management. Pursing initiatives that only management will personally benefit from (i.e. establishing KPIs when those KPIs are the basis of management’s remuneration.) Pursing personal gain ahead of corporate gain. Sabotaging initiatives that benefit shareholders ahead of management (e.g. golden parachutes, etc.). Promoting colleagues beyond their competency. Allowing risks and problems to remain unresolved beyond necessity….

Contribucion Especialistas, Gestion de la empresa, Gestion del riesgo

Mentoring: El pensamiento crítico es el antídoto para el estancamiento


In his article How Aristotle created the computer: The philosophers he influenced set the stage for the technological revolution that remade our world, Chris Dixon (note 1) gives us a notable tracing of present day computing back through the history of thought to the classic Greek philosophers. In this voyage back in time Claude Shannon and Alan Tuning played pivotal roles in the final stage of developing computers as we know them today. On the one hand Shannon’s main contributions were to separate the logic and the physical layers of computing, and then having mapped Boolean arithmetical logic units onto electric circuits. On the other Tuning, in his attempt to solve the decision problem (Is there an algorithm that could determine whether an arbitrary mathematical statement is true or false?) showed us how to design computers in the language of mathematical logic. Both Shannon and Tuning constructed their work on…

CEO Mentoring - en la Prensa, Gestion de la empresa

3 lugares donde hallar a un Mentor?


This article brings to the fore the huge complexities of managing a modern career. The massive amount of information, the speed imposed by technology, the need to get things done through others over whom we have little power, the push for innovation, the imperative to collaborate and set up partnerships,…exceed the bandwidth of any human mind…our traditional heuristics have become obsolete. We need help and Jud Linville (CEO of Citi Cards) is concluding that mentors can be the answer. But how do you find the right mentor? READ THE FULL ARTICLE in Fortune Insiders. CEO Mentoring does not only find the right suitable mentor but will also have available Subject Matter Experts (SME) to ensure the Mentor and the Client have the right expertise on board at any one time.   CLICK – Access your free mentoring session!

Contribucion Especialistas, Gestion de la empresa

Gobierno corporativo: la necesidad de pensamiento crítico en las juntas


I highly recommend reading a story titled ‘It is time to reform the make-up of corporate boards’ run by the Financial Times on January 3rd 2018. Over and above the structural changes that need to be made, it states the need for Board members to change their stance from one of justification of the status quo to one of hard-questioning how business is done. This is the criticial thinking that CEO Mentoring has been claiming of BoD for a long time.

Capital Humano, Gestion de la empresa

De nuevo Wells Fargo en los periodicos!


This is how Warren Buffett spelt out that trouble is not over at Wells Fargo, and that the cleanup operation has still far to go. This is related to the finding of another 1.4 million unwanted accounts opened under the name of unaware clients, as reported in yesterday’s New York Times (see note 1 for link). In my articles published on June 15th 2017 and October 26th 2016 (see links in note 2) I expressed that the Board had not understood the situation it is in if it went ahead to appoint Timothy J. Sloan, a 30-year Wells Fargo veteran and member of the senior management team when the original scandal erupted, as new CEO after the ousting of Jon Stumpf. I predicted that bad news would keep on coming and supported this statement on the obvious fact that a sick corporate culture cannot be cured from within. Facts are…

Contribucion Especialistas

Robótica colaborativa y computación cognitiva


It is not the end of work, yet. As I have been writing in this space for quite some time, the much-needed growth in total factor productivity will require humans working closely with technology. We will see this transformation happen at the micro level – every occupation has activities that can and should be taken over by machines. What is different about this technology wave, led by cognitive computing, is that the potential is higher in the more senior knowledge occupations than in the lower manual ones. It is in the professions where the potential gains are greatest. A recent McKinsey Institute research  attempts to put some figures to this trend. It claims that only 5 percent of jobs would be completely displaced by machines, but that nearly half of the individual activities in all present-day occupations could be replaced by adapting currently proven technologies. And that the potential gains…