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A common situation that you could be faced with as a new manager is what I call the “oversharing trap”.

For example, when you find yourself complaining about a recent new company guideline. At lunch. With your direct report.

Or when you discuss a really bad 1:1 with your current manager with the person sitting next to you. And that person happened to be a new hire.

The tricky thing about this is that it is hard to identify that you are being caught by this trap. After all, you want to be transparent with your team. …


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After having interviewed 1000+ candidates for tech companies, there is one key topic that is always discussed during the recruiting process: your adaptability to embrace change and strive in chaos. This is a must-have in the tech industry, where the only constant is change. And, needless to say, to move forward with the selection process, the candidate must have shown this skill.

However, having experienced change before and even embraced it is not always enough to walk away victorious when facing a new situation. No matter how much you enjoy facing challenges and not knowing what is going to happen…


The importance of showing you care

Think back on the best manager you have had during your career. Or maybe, reflect on that person that you consider your mentor in life. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Why, do you think, they are the best?

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If you are like most of the people, the person or people that jumped to your mind in the first place are probably the ones that took some time getting to know you. …


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I have just finished delivering a training on Emotional Intelligence at my company and, as every time I deliver one of these, ended up the day recharged and more knowledgeable than before.

Being a facilitator gives you the opportunity to be in that sweet spot where you can share information about what you have read, seen, or studied on, but at the same time bring out the collective intelligence of the group. Of course, this is the part I enjoy the most. …


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I have been working in recruitment for the past seven years, mainly recruiting for tech companies. I started my career in HR just by chance, it wasn’t the path I have chosen at University but it was the career that chose me instead. Already as part of a team within the Sales department, I have started my first interviews to hire recent graduates in the team. …

Paula Gil Navarro

Founder of Go Forward, with the mission to connect leaders and teams with actionable ideas and guide them to generate sustainable ideas

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