Javier Fernández Aguado

About Javier Fernández Aguado

Javier Fernández Aguado is a thinker and speaker, considered one of the leading contemporary experts in managing people and organizations, as well as being one of the most sought after speakers internationally. He is a Director of MindValue—a company specialized in professional services for C-level management, a member of Top Ten Management Spain and the Peter Drucker Award.

No one can fully develop without recognition from others. That’s why it has been said that to live in plenitude we need explicit or implicit acceptance by others. Ultimately no one can live without self-affirmation and/or separately from others. Martin Buber made this clear in his unforgettable “I and Thou”. This indispensible need for positive…

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The life of human beings on earth has always been vulnerable, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. The difference between today and earlier times is that we are more aware due to the technical means available which—among other things—place real-time information within our reach. Such circumstances allow us to coin a term -V (Vulnerability) U (Uncertainty) C…

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Economic slumps that periodically shake the world spur the drive to rethink issues that seemed peacefully embraced. One of the concepts that we must rethink, even if downturns linger on, is engagement. For a long time, engagement was tantamount to unhesitatingly staying put in a particular professional, personal or familiar position. Someone who was engaged…

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Nietzsche wrote that whoever grasps the whys will find the hows. The suggestion is relevant in a world where so many live focussed on the tools and so few on the essence. Aristotle convincingly explained how the efficient cause is not unifying. Put into in modern language: to engage in work, to focus on one…

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Reflection time at the beginning of a phase is the best way not to miss the target.

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The most arduous task in life generally and especially in the professional field is to learn how to live.

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