Arantza Ríos. Professor. IE Business School

1 June 2017

We are often successful in certain areas of our lives, and yet struggle with similar aspects, when it is just a question of applying the process used in the former to the latter in order to replicate successful practices.

Celia de Anca. Director. IE Center for Diversity

1 June 2017

Both communities and individuals are necessary, and that’s why business organizations need to find the balance between individualism, which permits us to grow, and the group, which enables us to act.

Victoria Gimeno. Director. International Relations. IE University

3 April 2017

Fear is an emotion that produces physiological changes in our bodies (tachycardia, trembling, etc.) and fuels negative thoughts. But there are techniques to combat it.

Celia de Anca. Director. IE Center for Diversity

8 March 2017

The problem with equality is that it’s like a map with both internal and external barriers. What we have to do is to map different routes that advance toward the same goal.

Joaquín Garralda. Profesor. IE Business School

27 February 2017

The appointment of Clayton as president of the SEC brings to mind Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury in the times of Henry II. Is history about to repeat itself?

Victoria Gimeno. Director. International Relations. IE University

22 February 2017

Bullying in the workplace has highly destructive effects on people’s mental and physical health, and the consequences can last for years. In short, it is a form of abuse.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

25 January 2017

In our corporate environment it is impossible to achieve objectives without participating and cooperating with others, and that is why it is vital to inspire trust. Integrity plays a key role in this process.

Celia de Anca. Director. IE Center for Diversity

12 January 2017

We are starting to once again hear dangerous messages that identify women with caring roles and with the home – the kind of feminine stereotype that leaves all the power in men’s hands.

Victoria Gimeno. Director International Relations. IE University

21 December 2016

The future often brings us back face to face with people from the past. That’s why it can be a good thing to have a bad memory, in order to prevent things that happened in the past from coloring the future.

Arantza Ríos. Professor. IE Business School

19 December 2016

I have recently discovered a different way of dealing with the challenges life throws at me. Instead of making sacrifices it’s time to approach life’s challenges with passion instead. It makes everything so much easier.

Amber Wigmore. Director. Talent and Careers. IE

1 December 2016

Six seconds. That’s how long a headhunter spends reviewing your LinkedIn profile. Are you well enough prepared to get through to this person, surprise them and use this platform to showcase yourself?

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

1 November 2016

Envy is a negative emotion which can only be addressed by searching inside yourself to find the best you have to offer and then working on it.

Enrique Sueiro. Director Corporate Communication Management Program. IE Business School

30 September 2016

Listen with humility, make sure you have truth on your side and convey things coherently. That is the logical sequence for a communication process on both a personal and corporate level, and the key to credible messages.

Ana Herranz. Director. Alumni Carrers Services & Research. IE

30 September 2016

Identifying and conveying your professional worth is the key to making yourself look like Hermés rather than Primark. Which do you want to be?

Margarita Mayo. Professor. IE Business School

15 September 2016

The latest reason for the current institutional chaos in Spain is that authenticity is nowhere to be seen on Spain’s political stage, or in the country’s three main political leaders - Rajoy, Sánchez and Rivera.

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño. Dean. IE Business School

29 August 2016

When it comes to reaching long-term career goals, looking for shortcuts, prioritizing money, and placing your reputation at risk is the wrong way to go about it.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

1 August 2016

We all form part of interconnected systems - family, work, friends…- and they can sometimes collide with each other. The solution to these collisions lies within ourselves.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

8 June 2016

Our face or posture not only reflect what we’re feeling inside, but can also be used to change how we feel. That’s why by changing your body posture, you can change your emotions and your identity. 

Arantza Ríos. Professor. IE Business School

31 May 2016

Writing is a good, simple and cheap form of therapy available to everyone. It helps to clear thoughts, make peace with yourself and others, and relive experiences.

Amber Wigmore. Executive Director. Careers Services. IE Business School

30 May 2016

When a person is suffering from burnout or work stress, it tends to mean that they are no longer doing things that give them energy. In order to prevent this from happening, it is essential to recognize the signs and know how to combat the situation.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

26 May 2016

To stick forever with something we have learned is a dream, which, if prolonged, can mean death. We are organisms, and as such, we have to transform ourselves and adapt to changes.

Margarita Alonso. General Director. IE Foundation

29 April 2016

The roles of men and women are still stuck in the stone age, while our equal opportunity laws result in differences that discriminate against both genders.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

29 April 2016

It doesn’t matter what age we are, it is the beliefs we hold that shape our reality and which limit or empower us. If we don’t believe in ourselves, it will be difficult to get others to believe in us. 

Arantza Ríos. Professor. IE Business School

27 April 2016

One day, out of the blue, your life suddenly changes because your firm has decided to make you take early retirement. Coaching is a useful tool for meeting the subsequent challenges and seeing the positive side of the situation.

Arantza Ríos. Professor. IE Business School

31 March 2016

By all means be a gear lever in your child’s life by helping them kindle the flames they have inside, but don’t do things for them that they can do for themselves.

Ana Herranz. Director Careers Services. Alumni. IE Business School

29 February 2016

Getting back into the work market after a career break can seem like an uphill struggle, but it isn’t impossible. Here are the key factors you need to take into account to do it successfully.

Enrique Sueiro. Professor. IE Business School

26 February 2016

Communication starts with listening. Such a simple premise, yet it’s often forgotten in the current era of noise, and also needs to be followed up by doing what you say, and saying what you do.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

31 January 2016

Sometimes, without realizing, we place ourselves, or someone else places us, in a very harmful triangle - the Karpman drama triangle.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

4 January 2016

Although it may seem obvious that a company which motivates its employees will enable them to give the best of themselves, it would appear that few companies really take this on board.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

21 December 2015

The effects of climate change recently came under scrutiny at the Paris Summit. At last reasonable attitudes are starting to prevail when it comes to tackling the issue, the result of which will be much-needed rational behavior. 

Arantza Ríos. Professor. IE Business School

30 November 2015

When a person really wants to change their life, they will succeed in doing it - and coaching is simply a tool that can help them achieve that objective.

Verónica Urbiola for IE Focus

25 June 2015

Considered one of Spain’s finest conductors, as well as having garnered an impressive reputation internationally, Guillermo García Calvo believes that music is an “elixir imbued with magical powers”, that most of us have yet to fully discover. A passionate advocate of the role of music in education, he also draws parallels between conducting an orchestra and managing a business, highlighting the importance of working in as many countries as possible to create an international profile. At the same time, he recognizes that a conductor without an orchestra “is nothing” and should always remember the debt of gratitude to the musicians who play “to move the listener and transport them to another dimension.”

Ignacio de la Torre. Professor. IE Business School

24 June 2015

I have always said that the capacity of a politician to take bad decisions is inversely proportional to a country’s debt as a percentage of GDP. And Spain currently owes more than ever before in its history…

Cristina Simón, Dean of IE Business School’s Department of Psychology

21 May 2015

Empathy, communication, self knowledge, influence… All these skills are extremely difficult to acquire and play a key role in being a good manager. Can we really call them soft?

Santiago Íñiguez. Dean. IE Business School

19 May 2015

The importance of diversity is a discussion that needs to be approached from an ethical, moral and social perspective, rather than being based on the search for irrefutable evidence of its impact on bottom-line results.

Rafael Pampillón. Professor. IE Business School

22 April 2015

Spain is a country of emigrants, and will continue to be for the time being. Although this is a difficult situation from a personal perspective, it can have a positive outcome in economic terms.

Victoria Gimeno. Director of Institutional Relations. IE Business School

20 April 2015

Being nice is a personality trait that comes naturally to people, while empathy is a skill that can be learnt, and which permits us to put ourselves in other people’s positions.

Ignacio de la Torre. Professor, IE Business School

19 March 2015

Young people with temporary work contracts with no security, who are also required to make provision for pensions and paying a debt they played no part in creating, have been left abandoned by the massive hypocrisy of our system


Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

22 January 2015

Showing gratitude is so much more than saying thank you. It’s a positive emotion that helps to lessen the impact of problems, forge bonds, strengthen feelings of commitment, and increase levels of motivation.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

15 December 2014

 Many managers – not leaders – are incapable of delegating work. By insisting on controlling everything, they are setting up a dangerous minefield that may bring serious problems in the future.

Balvinder Powar. Professor. IE Business School

28 November 2014

The future is here and we are immersed in a virtual and globalized world where it is no longer important where you are - what matters is the value you bring to a project. Welcome to this new way of managing teams. 

María García Ruiz. Professor. IE Business School

31 October 2014

The inclusion of coaching in business practices means that management committees are now more committed to making their management teams shine more brightly than the sum of their individual members acting on a stand-alone basis.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

31 October 2014

Something that parents tend to have in common is that they want their kids to be eventually be able to stand on their own two feet, and coaching techniques are a very good tool for achieving just that.​

Enrique Sueiro. Professor. IE Business School

30 September 2014

Truth is increasingly valued on the stock exchange when it comes to business organizations’ intangible assets, and it just does not make sense to hide what everyone is going to find out sooner or later.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

1 September 2014

The crisis has resulted in the world being “a less happy place than five years ago” according to Jeffrey Sachs, but it is possible to buck this trend by working on your self-esteem.

Victoria Gimeno. Director Institutional Relations. IE University

24 July 2014

When it comes to being successful in a business organization, knowing yourself, knowing how to motivate others and developing empathy are twice as important as boasting a high IQ. It’s time to start training to improve these important skills.

Pilar Rojo. Professor. IE Business School

1 July 2014

Strategic coaching is based on the triangular relationship between the coach, the person or group being coached, and the business organization sponsoring the process.

Ana Herranz. Director Careers Services. Alumni. IE Business School

23 June 2014

How do you get a business angel interested in your project in the time it takes to complete the average elevator ride? Here you have the keys to getting it right.

Yolanda Regodón. Associate Director of Communications. IE Business School

27 May 2014

In a world where innovation now plays a major role in success, companies increasingly need to discover, attract and recruit talent, because that is where the key to the future lies.

Jorge Urrea. Professor. IE Business School

31 March 2014

In a world where everything changes at the speed of lightning, companies need professionals capable of managing change before it happens.

Ana Herranz. Director. Alumni Careers Services. IE Business school

7 March 2014

Job websites have turned into bottomless pits where everyone who is looking for a job pitches in without stopping to think that 85% of work opportunities are hidden, and the only way to get to them is through contacts.

Pilar Rojo. Professor. IE Business School

16 January 2014

A change of mentality is the first step toward transforming an organization, and this can only be achieved by changing how people perceive and retain information they receive from the world around them. In other words, we are talking about observation.

Peter McCardle. Director of Hays Madrid

19 September 2013

The world is currently seeing high levels of unemployment in some sectors and functional areas, while others are finding it difficult to get the people they need. In order to address this imbalance, we need to understand how labor markets work.

Antonio de Castro. Dean of Undergraduate Studies. IE University

1 July 2013

The decision of Visa and MasterCard to refuse to let people pay for VPNs using their payment system is a sad example of how governments’ obsessions with controlling everything is getting out of hand.

Gabriela Planas. Associate Director. IE Business School Careers Management Center

12 June 2013

The luxury sector is currently reinventing itself and growing fast, bringing excellent job opportunities for people who understand this market.

Amber Wigmore. Professor. IE Business School

13 April 2012

It might seem easy to prepare a good resume, but it isn’t quite that simple, and it is not something that should be done in a hurry.

Daisy Escobar. Professor. IE Business School

29 April 2010

Toyota has been shaken to its very foundations by the mechanical faults detected in some of its models, but it has managed to react fast, with improvements that are reminiscent of its just-in-time breakthrough.

Luis Solís Professor. IE Business School

4 May 2007

If Spain wants to enhance its competitiveness, its companies, government and universities will need to collaborate and come up with more efficient R&D models.

<a href="">Oswaldo Lorenzo.</a> Professor. IE Business School

21 March 2007

Many developed countries have a poor opinion of outsourcing because it inevitably brings job loss in its wake. But companies need to be competitive, which means manufacturers and governments must work together to help companies create jobs with more value added.

Daisy Escobar. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

31 January 2006

For most clients, dealing with a corporate customer service department is a frustrating experience, despite its promises to provide complete satisfaction. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Oswaldo Lorenzo. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 November 2005

Process has become the latest catch word in the business world. But what does the term really mean? It’s important to know because processes, when applied, can boost customer satisfaction and company results.

IE Focus

3 February 2005

Madrid, February 2005. Petr Cech, Czech graduate of the International MBA programme at IE, has won the annual research paper competition run by TIACA - The International Air Cargo Association. Cech won the competition with his study of how air cargo services impact businesses located near airports.

Antonio Díaz Morales.Professor.Instituto de Empresa

14 September 2004

Today’s more sophisticated and demanding consumers are placing increasing importance on product quality. As their purchasing power grows, product safety – traceability – is becoming a key factor.

Fernando Aparicio. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

21 October 2003

A concept that covers a range of terms dealing with recovery of business operations in the wake of disasters, such as fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, power cuts or terrorism.

Information Builders

24 September 2003

In recent years, customer, supplier and partner demands have changed dramatically. As a result, organizations can no longer run solely financial ratios.

Ángel Díaz

15 January 2003

Strategies based on cooperation and alliances between companies are value-creating formulas that have existed since time immemorial.

Luis Solís

16 December 2002

Does disillusion reign at the unfulfilled promise of e-business and the rapid loss of value of e-markets? Not necessarily...


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