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Shocked. Anxious. That’s how we felt when the global pandemic and the lockdown were announced. We needed to make sense of what was going on and take urgent actions to take care of our people, our clients and our company. In that order. Management Strategies is a consulting company in Asia, focused on leadership development, team engagement and culture transformation. For 28 years, what fueled our success is our purpose of “transforming people and organizations, so that together, we transform society”. However, with the global pandemic, society was transforming in front of our very eyes. Our business that largely thrived…

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The devastating pandemic that continues to sweep across the globe has forced many organizations­ to reevaluate their priorities and rethink their systems. From dynamic, collaborative office settings to an isolating work-from-home (WFH) arrangement with very limited social interaction, we have seen a radical shift in the way we work. Our very way of life has been shaken by this crisis. And just as employees and companies learned to work within their new work conditions, MECQ and GCQ kicked in with their own set of rules. As employees adapt to an additional set of work conditions, leaders must step up and…

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In 2011, Miggy Zaballero, who was then managing a training company which he started, was invited to observe his first Management Strategies program. “I watched Leo Castillo and Cristina Alafriz. I was amazed at how they led and delivered the leadership program for the client. I knew, in that instant, that I wanted to do just that, I wanted to be able to do what they do. I actually said to myself na balang araw, andyan din ako sa harap ng mga clients and I will deliver the programs for them.” Fast forward to 2019, and Miggy is now the…

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There has been a growing buzzword in various fields such as in business and education in the last few years. It’s what Stanford Psychologist Carol Dweck coined as a “Growth Mindset”. “The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Everyone can change and grow through application and experience.” On the opposite end of the spectrum is what is the “fixed mindset”, which is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things that you cannot change. But what does this really mean? Do people with this mindset believe…

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