I've just finished editing the conversations for the first episode of the new podcast: En clave de podcast. Uncovering Spanish Podcasting. Like Craig Wealand, my co-host, I've been podcasting for a while, but have stuck to the same podcast and format for 80 episodes. I either podcast with myself, or bring on a guest to … Continue reading Starting a New Podcast…
I also blog at Virtual not Distant. Virtual not Distant is the company through which I'm trying to change the world of work. I don't advocate for working virtually - I work for finding a way of working together that makes us all happier. Technology can enable this (for some of us) but technology is … Continue reading Looking for Something Different?
On 21 April, Pilar attended the E-Resilience Conference, organised by the Switched On Culture Research Group. In this podcast, she shares her thoughts. For the show notes and other episodes, look for the 21st Century Work Life podcast in your Podcast app.
In this episode, Pilar and Lisette talk about a book that every manager and organisational leader (and indeed, anyone working with others) should read: Team of Teams. For the show notes and other episodes, look for the 21st Century Work Life podcast in your Podcast app. "Radical sharing of information with extreme decentralization of decision-making … Continue reading What We Learned from Team of Teams
If you're reading this blog because you're interested in writing, my guest will need no introduction: Joanna Penn, from The Creative Penn. A big round of applause, please! In today's episode, Pilar talks to Joanna Penn about writing and self-publishing in the 21st Century and being an indie author.
Here's an interesting quote from The Ode Less Travelled. Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry:"Between lazy indiscipline and frozen traditionalism there lies a thrilling space where the living, the fresh and the new may be discovered."
"Nowadays, it's not excellence which leads to celebrity, but celebrity which leads to excellence."
I'd been thinking of writing this post for a while when someone I met on Twitter, Raúl, asked me some questions about how I was creating my Spain Uncovered podcast. "All right," I thought. "That's enough motivation for me to write this, knowing that at least it will be of interest to one other person … Continue reading Learning to Podcast – the Practical Stuff
I'm back after quite some time of writing a decent post, so I hope you enjoy this looong one. I will follow it with another one about the more practical aspects of podcasting. For now, enjoy! I created my first podcasts in 2011. I took four chapters from The A to Z of Spanish Culture … Continue reading Learning to Podcast – The Abstract Stuff
Today I came across two blog posts that pointed out that we haven't been writing for long. That reading and writing as the main form of communication between two people, is actually quite new.Talking face to face was the main form of talking to each other for a very long time. If I wanted to … Continue reading Is Writing Unnatural?
Altering the status quo is part of leadership.Spotting new opportunities, identifying ways of improving current practice and learning from mistakes are all part of leading a team. Unfortunately, to do anything about them, we have to ask people to change.I've always been fascinated by how much I need comfort in my life. And, because my … Continue reading Online Leadership Training on Managing Change
Last February, I spent quite a bit of time in the Ramón y Cajal Hospital's cafeteria, in Madrid. My father had to have a small operation, but it required him spending almost two weeks under observation. My mother and I had practically all our meals at the public refectory there. Breakfast, lunch, merienda and sometimes … Continue reading Why It Pays to Give Thanks