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Gaudí and La Sagrada Familia: Leading Beyond Presence 

Date: 12/09/2019 Author(s): Lee, Yih-Teen; Ribera, Alberto; Isaac Sastre Boquet Document type: Case The case discusses the life and art of renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, focusing on his most famous work, the still unfinished Expiatory Temple of La Sagrada Família. The case examines the influences on his art and his vision, the process in which the project of La Sagrada Família grew and evolved, and how construction has proceeded after his death, ... More information

Roller Coaster in Barcelona (B) 

Date: 12/07/2019 Author(s): Ribera, Alberto Document type: Case This case is a description of the emotional roller coaster that an MBA student went through,. It showsing how the different phases and aspects ofrom the MBA affected his life, his mental and physical state, as well as his relationship with his partner. It is the story of David, who embarked on an MBA journey with lots of enthusiasm and with thea long-term ... More information

Roller Coaster in Barcelona (A) 

Date: 12/07/2019 Author(s): Ribera, Alberto Document type: Case This case is a description of the emotional roller coaster that an MBA student went through,. It showsing how the different phases and aspects ofrom the MBA affected his life, his mental and physical state, as well as his relationship with his partner. It is the story of David, who embarked on an MBA journey with lots of enthusiasm and with thea long-term ... More information

Dealing With Difficult Characters: Improving Work Relationships Through Empathy 

Date: 19/06/2019 Author(s): Sayer, Jolyon; Ribera, Alberto; Plamenova, Nia Document type: Technical Note This technical note gives an overview of the most commonly encountered problematic personality traits, also termed dark traits, within the academic literature. These dark traits constitute the difficult characters of people we encounter at the workplace every day, whether they are bosses, peers, subordinates or clients. Having a difficult character ... More information

Introduction to Positive Psychology 

Date: 04/06/2019 Author(s): Plamenova Djourova, Nia; Ribera, Alberto Document type: Technical Note This technical note gives a brief introduction to positive psychology. The ideas and notions that form the basis of positive psychology emerged within humanism in the 1950s, long before positive psychology was shaped as a movement. Among other things, humanism also spawned the self-help culture and a large body of literature encouraging positive thinking ... More information

Character, Strengths and Virtues 

Date: 03/06/2019 Author(s): Ribera, Alberto Document type: Technical Note This technical note provides an overview of three fundamental elements from positive psychology: character, virtues and strengths. Character is the personal pattern of behavior that causes one to do good or bad actions. It is stable, but at the same time it has a range of malleability - it can be changed and improved upon. Virtues refer to habits or ... More information

Giving Feedback 

Date: 30/07/2018 Author(s): Elghanayan, Ruben; Gallego, Sheila; Ribera, Alberto Document type: Technical Note The main objective of this technical note is to examine in depth the theoretical bases that enable a better understanding of the different reactions there are to feedback, as well as to improve the effectiveness and quality of communication in the work environment. The intention is to answer the following questions: What factors are involved in determining ... More information

Solution-Focused Coaching 

Date: 11/07/2018 Author(s): Gallego, Sheila; Ortiz, Estíbalitz; Ribera, Alberto Document type: Technical Note This technical note describes solution-focused coaching, its fundamental principles, characteristics and structure. It includes sections related to the participant's readiness to receive the sessions, how change is fostered and courage is developed in this process. More information

El coaching de equipos 

Date: 27/06/2018 Author(s): Gallego, Sheila; Ferrando, Patricia; Ribera, Alberto Document type: Technical Note Esta nota técnica pretende describir qué es y en qué consiste el coaching de equipos: cuándo puede ser útil, qué objetivos tiene, quién es el sujeto, qué rol tiene el coach y qué diferencias hay entre esta y otras disciplinas. También cuenta con anexos relativos al concepto de "equipo": las cinco disfunciones que más obstaculizan su desarrollo, tipos ... More information

Field Italia, S.p.A (B) 

Date: 11/06/2018 Author(s): Chinchilla, Nuria; Ribera, Alberto Document type: Case Abstract A: A new regional manager in the telecommunications sector has to take a decision about a former technician who became a salesman who, according to the previous manager, should be fired. Abstract B: This case explains what the regional manager did to integrate him into the sales team. Caso basado en caso "Field Iberia" de los mismos autores ... More information
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