Monthly Archives: July 2017

Savvy Saturday July 29, 2017

“Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop

 

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Savvy Saturday July 22, 2017

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

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Ecuador 3.0

Ecuador 3.0 continues…

I am continuing this series with (once again) something strikingly simple…water. This time it’s the hot springs at Papallacta.

Located 3 300 meters above sea level in the Ecuadorian Andes, the hot springs and thermal baths found a mere 1 hour drive from the capital city of Quito are both a delight and an opportunity for rejuvenation.

There are many hostal and hotel options as well as pools open to the public. A quick search will bring up these options as well as the famous Termas de Papallacta (official site here).

Soak up the amazing properties of thermal waters coming hot from the neighboring volcano.

– EMC

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Photo courtesy Trip Advisor.

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Savvy Saturday July 15th, 2017

la investigación y el desarrollo no son iguales a la innovación; que la innovación implica la capacidad de coordinar el aprendizaje a través de entidades y funciones distintas – EMC

R&D does not equal innovation; innovation implies the ability to coordinated learning across distinct entities and functions – EMC

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Forming Other Leaders

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Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote several years ago about leadership. Rings true today as I study and write about balance and successful leadership in organizations in Latam.

Leadership is…

… about forming other leaders.
I have “taken the helm” of a sailboat many times. I don’t remember having to ask for permission. Leadership means forming other leaders and inspiring others to take risks, take action and help to further the shared vision. It’s not about control or power but rather about giving those things to others so that the whole can be larger than the sum of its parts.

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.” Peter Drucker

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Savvy Saturday July 8, 2017

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” — Ralph Nader

 

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Savvy Saturday July 1st, 2017

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.