Tuning management to Iberian culture, to make it more effective in Iberia and the New World, is the topic of a major set of round tables I am organizing at the Universidad de Salamanca for September. Attractive sponsorships slots available NOW.
Dr Alfredo Behrens
– Jan 9, 7:30 PM
Ineffective management is wasting the work of close to four-fifths of mankind. We could all do better by tuning into reality: most people in countries like Brazil and India are not Americans or northern Europeans and should not be managed as such.
Alfredo BehrensWestern management calls for objective and impersonal rules under the supervision of skill-based selection of managers. But do the western management principles really work in non-western organizations?
Royalties from TV series do not pay for my living expenses, but I would not mind if they did. In fact, I now have a chance to make it real while reaching to a wider audience, and you may have a role in it. A team of judges, professionals in many…
Alfredo BehrensSpeak up if you want to be part of a great project: turning my book into a TV Series! Gaucho Dialogues won a First Place nomination to be turned into a Latino Themed TV Series with a management and leadership twist.
Without a doubt, the fastest way to achieve success is to first help others succeed. Yet, there seems to be a belief in the business world that the only way to get ahead is to only watch out for ‘number one'. That is simply not the case.
Alfredo Behrens'if you inspire an employee by treating them with respect and frequently letting them know, in a sincere way, just how much you appreciate them and the contribution they are making, you will find that they are constantly motivated...'.
The New York Times
– Jan 2, 2:30 PM
Things have gone from bad to worse at your job. Maybe the company's showing signs of financial trouble or your boss has given you more than a couple stern warnings about your performance. If you have an inkling that your job might be in jeopardy…
Alfredo BehrensAt times of a slowdown, firing get´s real: 'If all signs point to a potential firing ..., it’s time to get your ducks in a row. “... it is very likely that you’ll be asked to leave right away,”...“You’re probably going to be locked out of your computer.”
When Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential election in October to the consternation of the country's traditional political elite, commentators were sharply divided about the implications. Some warned that Bolsonaro, a far-right populist who has…
Alfredo Behrens'Right now, the four most populous democracies in the world are ruled by populists: Narendra Modi in India, Donald Trump in the United States, Joko Widodo in Indonesia, and Bolsonaro in Brazil. '
En una potente coincidencia bajo la sombra del zeitgeist político, este lunes, en una misma mañana, el líder del Movimiento 5 Estrellas italiano ofreció apoyo —especialmente sabiduría de organización…
Alfredo BehrensPredomina la horizontalidad 'rapidez, volatilidad, conectividad, picoteo aquí y allá— a la verticalidad que impulsó la humanidad durante siglos —concentración, especialización del trabajo, profundización como herramienta para trascender...'
In 1926, thirteen years before James Webb Young's Technique for Producing Ideas and more than three decades before Arthur Koestler's seminal “bisociation” theory of how creativity works, English social psychologist and London School…
Alfredo BehrensCreativity may not be a science but creative minds have come up with paths that help. Any path is likely to be better than none at all. Have a look.
Discover stunning highlights of illuminated manuscripts set by the British Library in their cultural and historical context. Thanks to the patronage of The Polonsky Foundation, the BnF and the British Library forge a partnership for the very first…
Alfredo BehrensMedieval chunnel: networked monks! 'Because so many monks traveled between the various monasteries on either side of the Channel, instead of imagining this water as a barrier, it served more as a bridge, connecting the continent to the islands. '
The New York Times
Aaron E. Carroll
– Dec 31, 2018, 2:00 AM
A number of recent news articles have brought renewed attention to financial conflicts of interest in medical science. Physicians and medical administrators had financial links to companies that went undeclared to medical journals even when they…
Alfredo BehrensThey focused only on the science that gets paid for. The ethics of this is bad enough, but it gets worse. The choice of scientific topics to work on may have favored the least deserving ones, the ones already served by industry.
El Global MBA va dirigido a recién graduados que deseen aumentar su empleabilidad en un entorno internacional realizando un MBA en Dirección de Empresas con carácter internacional, con la posibilidad de cursar asignaturas en…
Alfredo BehrensEsta semana es época de nuevo plantío.Sígalo porque es diferente y sus cosechas prometen!