Cover the gap of knowledge

You are an IT guy and you are doing an interview to a candidate, s/he is explaining you all the activities that uses to perform, answering the questions you do, etc. Everything is fine, you do not see any issue and the person explains the aspects in a very good manner. Then the HR person … Read more

Succession plans

All companies, and specially consulting and IT companies, change people from one position to other by different reasons. For more defined roles or less complex roles, the transition from one person to other is smooth and there is not major issues for the new person and for the quality of the outputs delivered from this … Read more

Team changes, why?

I’m facing a weird situation where a team member is going to be replaced by other person. I’m happy with the employee, the employee is happy with the position… so what’s wrong? The line manager is not good and does not have the enough maturity to understand the things we perform for our customer and … Read more

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The chapters are dedicated to each of the habits, which are represented by the following imperatives: Be Proactive. Here, Covey emphasizes the original sense of the term “proactive” as coined by Victor Frankl. You can either be proactive or reactive when it comes to how you respond to certain things. When you are reactive, you … Read more

Michael Page Salary studies

I have found a salary study in Michael Page web site. I have done the exercise of comparing some standard role as Project Manager in different countries and the differences are interesting. For sure these are general reports, but is always good to have references

Belbin team roles

The concept of the Dr. R. M. Belbin comes from the recognition that people contribute to a team in a different ways. He described two roles the “Functional Role” and the “Team Role”. The Functional Role describes your experience, your technical skills, your job or the department you head, whereas your Team Role describes a … Read more