José Miguel Bolívar

About José Miguel Bolívar

José Miguel Bolívar (@jmbolivar) is a craft consultant, ICF coach, lecturer, researcher and speaker and author of the blog Óptima Infinito, which he has been writing since 2008 on innovation in productivity and GTD methodology. Graduated in Social Psychology and Political Analysis from the Complutense University in Madrid, and holds a master’s degree in HR from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues in Spain. Jose Miguel has broad management experience in highly competitive environments like HP or Life Technologies. Currently as a craft consultant and coach, he continues to work to increase competiveness in organizations by improving individual and collective productivity among the workforce.

“Your happiness is the most important feedback you can get from your behaviour” Paul Dolan. Happiness is probably the overarching goal most people pursue throughout their lives. Yet a large part of these people’s lives is spent working in and for organizations, so if someone is unhappy with their work, they are probably unhappy with…

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“Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” Agile Manifesto Principle   Although the Davos Forum identifies “cognitive flexibility” as one of the 10 key skills for 2020, the reality is that most people and organizations find it very hard to change….

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There’s lots of buzz about talent inside and outside HR; on what it is and what it isn’t and also how to identify, attract, recruit, develop and retain it. Just about everything and nothing. Surprisingly this gives the impression that the notion of talent is unique, and as such, recognized and accepted by all. Yet the…

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The leadership fad The figure of the all powerful leader is now outdated. Now almost nobody places much stock in this quasi-perfect leader who knows everything that there is to know. As rightly Peter Drucker said a few years ago, when he referred to the executive profile outlined in management textbooks, “What seems to be…

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“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker Lifelong learning The “liquid times” which the Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman talked about have given way to the «VUCA» environment, the acronym standing for Volatile,…

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To maximize the potential of knowledge workers, there should only be one group: the people, because full responsibility is only possible from full autonomy.

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Nobody explains to us that our work now consists of defining the work

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