Leadership and Management

«The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.» —Kenneth Blanchard

More than 10 years of experience leading work teams, in different roles such as project manager, area manager, or business unit manager.

My development as a leader emerged like that of many other people. After positive evaluations of your performance at an individual level, your manager assigns you to lead people and, from there, begins an arduous path of trial and error, testing, and a lot of learning.

Over time I have learned to polish this skill like any other trainable skill: based on a lot of study and experience in real situations.

Being in front of a group of people, I soon understood that it is not about focusing on the objectives, the documentation, and the tasks themselves. What is really important is to focus on people as the foundation of your work, trying to obtain a motivated team, with sufficient talent and skill.

Leading a team requires developing its members, managing their motivation, accompanying and supervising, and managing the talent that makes it up. The real challenge is in reaching people through tasks, and not the other way around. In other words, it is necessary to move from an approach based on “managing people to get things done”, to a much deeper approach: “developing people through task management”. Quite a paradigm shift.


Related knowledge

Master in Business Management (MBA), from the University of La Laguna

Master in Direction and Management of Information Systems and Technologies

Project Management Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)