Rafael Marin

30 Flips | 3 Magazines | 7 Likes | 4 Following | @Rafemago | 8 years' international experience in corporate communication, change #management & marketing in the multinational B2B & B2C sectors.

Leaders Of The Future Need To Be Courageous And Authentic Storytellers

It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend not with things as they were or are …

Don’t Try to Read Your Employees’ Minds

In <i>An Essay on Criticism</i>, Alexander Pope famously wrote, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” I think of this quote often when observing executives with a “little learning” of emotional intelligence (also called “EQ”).<p>Don’t get me wrong; the beneficial insights and managerial advances derived …

Reducing the Role of Email in Organizations: Change is Overdue

<i>Summary: Although social technology advocates have been calling for the death of email for several years, it’s still the dominant digital channel by</i> …

European Communication Monitor 2014

Public Relations

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

We All Need Friends at Work

Survey after survey shows that employee engagement at work is at an all-time low. One way to help improve engagement at work is to foster friendships. We all know them: the good old fashioned friendships created when we chit-chat, hang-out, joke, and have fun with co-workers.<p>Tony Hsieh, the CEO of …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

Reinvent Your Company Through Culture

In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements. While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, …

The Wise Leader

Illustration by Anna Parini<p>Smartness is the operating currency of organizational culture in the 21st-century. Whether it’s called cleverness, …

"The Human Neocortex is More Complex than a Galaxy" -- Carl Sagan and Roger Penrose

Each cubic millimeter of tissue in the neocortex, reports Michael Chorost in <i>World Wide Mind</i>, contains between 860 million and 1.3 billion synapses. …

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No One Likes to Be Changed

Listen to the language that any leader, consultant, or HR professional uses, and you’ll hear them expound at length about how “we” need to change “them.” That says it all: the fact is, no one likes to be changed, even if the change is ultimately beneficial.<p>In his recent HBR blog post, Ron Ashkenas …

Start By Being a Leader of One

Before you strive to be the next Steve Jobs or Richard Branson, start with being a leader to yourself.<p>The topic of leadership can get pompous pretty quickly as names like Steve Jobs and Abraham Lincoln are bandied about. But if you're just starting out, this sort of inspiration can seem more than a …

Leadership

Watch a Continent-Sized Hurricane Whip Around Saturn’s North Pole

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:36 pm. 1:36 pm<p>Scientists have gotten their first close-up …

Realistic Birds Made from Paper and Watercolor Paint by Johan Scherft | Colossal

<p>At the age of 14 Johan Scherft made his first papercraft bird which he colored with a pencil, modeled after the flying paper models of english …

KRE8 University on Twitter: "28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist- http://t.co/aaPFa7RRhj http://t.co/s3MUz7iKA8"

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20 Literary Facts To Impress Your Friends With

Aside from scoring book nerd points, these will also help you dominate on trivia night!

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn

Here's a lesson you won't learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.<p>Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day. Whether it's communicating strategy, helping people through change, holding on to excellence in the face of compromise, or just …

Leadership

In pictures: The Great Trafalgar Square Pillow Fight of 2013 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 6:00 pm, April 8, 2013 in Fun London, Photos of London<p><b>The place?</b> Trafalgar Square, London. <b><br>The date?</b> April 6, 2013. <b><br>The purpose?</b> Ultimate …

Radical roads drive robot cars

A lot is written about the rise of autonomous cars, such as those developed by Google, but these vehicles will also change our highways forever.<p>One of the world’s most famously gridlocked cities in the world may be about to shed its image and get on the move again.<p>Los Angeles in California has just …

Roads

You’re Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You may think you already know how others view you — as a skilled communicator, or an incisive numbers guy, or a manager who always brings out the best in her team. But then again, you might be surprised. One modest, self-deprecating executive was shocked to learn, after engaging an executive coach …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

Will we ever… communicate telepathically?

There’s tantalising evidence that technology could one day allow us to transmit thoughts telepathically between two brains. The question is how far can we go?<p>In a lab at Harvard Medical School, a man is using his mind to wag a rat’s tail<b>.</b> To send his command, he merely glances at a strobe light …

9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

There's something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building. Lavish trappings fall into disrepair, once proud …

Remembrance Day