During my management years I have come to 4 conclusions. You can go through them in here
I believe in simplicity with a focus on the essential parts of the business. This means, lean structures and processes. Less complexity means lower costs, more flexibility and more capacity to grow.
Planning is a key element in management. It is essential to know where you want to go, how you are going to do it and study the hurdles you may find along the journey.
At the same time, only by having a flexible structure and flexible contracts with key stakeholders corporations we can navigate through turbulent times and at the same time to grow when the wind is blowing in the right direction.
Risk management always has been an area of interest , both at company or individual levels. During my times as Quality and safety Director, I confirmed that, evaluating accurately the risks involved in the plans and putting in place realistic back up plans are key for a long term success .
It is commonly admitted, although unfortunately not always implemented that people are number one asset. After being CEO of a large corporation, I fully believe that only by choosing the right loyal, committed, skilled staff and keep them motivated, organizations can succeed in the long run.
I always have tried to lead by example. Even in senior management roles, I kept my flying licenses updated to see the operation from the frontline. That decision has given me a real vision of the business and the capacity to challenge the Power Points KPI´s presentations at the headquarters.