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Trevor Sherman


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14 Replies to “Hello and Welcome”

  1. A palestra foi incrível, muito proveitosa para todos os acadêmicos de ambas as universidades. Esperamos ter novas oportunidades no futuro. Meus Parabéns Domingos Jr. , você merece !!!

    It was amazing, I’m sure it’s gonna be very useful for all students of both universities. We can hardly wait for new opportunities in the future. Congratulation Mr. Domingos Jr. , you deserve that !!!

  2. Hi Domingos. A great and inciteful article. I remember that time. I especially remember the way you involved your team in setting stretch goals – way beyond what your company was asking for at the time – and then involving the team in devising plans to reach those goals. I do recollect celebrating with you that even those stretch goals were exceeded by you and your team. That was really something to be proud of. Go on, blow your own trumpet and tell us by what percentage you exceeded your annual goals by involving your team in the planning!!

    1. Do you remember Wavertree, Trevor? We did likewise, the managers set a plan, which was poo-pooed so we got a small team to redraft it, which turned out to be more ambitious and was subsequently exceeded. You (and Mike) were key players. All positive in one sense but also, I now feel, equally negative in view of the PPI mis-selling scandal. It does indicate what can be achieved if, as the founder of Ritz Carlton, Hoerst Schulz(?), you get everyone pointing “due north”.

  3. Bom dia Domingos.

    Ações fundamentais de um lider “Falar de forma simples e direta sobre isso” (comunicação com a equipe).

    “A coisa bonita de envolver outras pessoas em um plano é que eles vão ajudá-lo a garantir a realização” (fazer o time sentir se importante).

  4. Fascinating. Can I suggest a variation for use on Lord Sugar and his ilk. Don’t grasp the waist, grab the throat and don’t let go! In a more serious vein, what I have seen of this event, it is a great example of communication depending upon what is said and how it is said. Through Charlie’s excellent work, the how was improved immensely. The what, however, was meaningless babble that would not have gained a loan from me wearing my old “canons of good lending” banker’s hat. My fervent hope is that the lessons of The Apprentice (both UK and UK versions) are to go turn in 180 degrees to what is portrayed as leadership or management by Sugar and Trump. Let’s consign this behaviour to the dust-bin, please.

  5. hi Domingos, very interesting article and thanks for giving it a thought. As part of my MBA leadership module I too brought up the introverts angle with my tutor and he shared an interesting thought.

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    introverts sometimes do well in interpersonal measures because they are often quite sensitive to the needs of others (although they sometimes don’t find it easy to act on this sensitivity). By contrast, extroverts can sometimes be oblivious to their colleagues feelings.
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    Wish there are more leaders like you who can identify the importance of such traits and are as thoughtful and work towards development of their introvert subordinates rather than overlooking their potential and selecting/promoting only extroverts for leadership roles, something which unfortunately I have seen a lot at work.

    Regards,

  6. hi Domingos, very thoughtful article and thanks for bringing this up.
    I raised a similar topic on introverts as part of my MBA Leadership module, and my tutor had an interesting comment to it.
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    introverts sometimes do well in interpersonal measures because they are often quite sensitive to the needs of others (although they sometimes don’t find it easy to act on this sensitivity). By contrast, extroverts can sometimes be oblivious to their colleagues feelings.
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    Wish there were more leaders like you who can identify and acknowledge the potential of introverts and not sideline them in favour of more vociferous and extroverts for leadership position, something which sadly I’ve seen a lot.

    Regards,
    Naveed

  7. Hi Trevor, thanks for your comment. I do think it’s a really beneficial experience but it can misfire if the personalities and culture aren’t arranged in a way to celebrate it.

  8. Well said – ”legacy is construed in everyday life with small or big actions!”, …. and it is associated with passion, consistency and momentum patience ^^