Blog posts. Category: BLOG

Organizations are evolving towards partnership

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, success, development 7 Gen, 2019

Solicited by some readers, I treat a second time the subject of my previous post (Win-win from prehistory to the present day), addressing the evolution of organizations in terms of collaboration and partnership, concepts evidently very close to that of win -win.Read more..

Win-win from prehistory to the present day

on BLOG, development 13 Dic, 2018

Over the years, how many times have I already written about win-win? Five or six. And those who know me in person know that I mention it without stopping. Stephen Covey, in his "The seven habits of highly effective people", considers the win-win the mental habitus at the base of the path that leads to public success and interdependence. Read more..


on BLOG, transformation 29 Nov, 2018

  Cari lettori, dopo una lunga assenza dal blog, torno con un mio articolo, pubblicato la settimana scorsa sul sito della Fondazione Lavoroperlapersona. Si tratta della storia di un’iniziativa di cui vado molto fiero: la creazione e lo sviluppo di un reparto produttivo all’interno del Penitenziario di Lanciano, in provincia di Chieti. Una storia diRead more..

As Naus

on BLOG, Coaching, development 21 Giu, 2018

Let's start from afar: Gianni Amelio has just been awarded the Golden Globe for his career, the prize given by foreign journalists to Italian productions and artists. The motivation is as follows: "Gianni Amelio has given us many cinematographic jewels [...], describing in his cinema unforgettable paternal figures, making them centers of creative gravitation, around which to build wonderful stories". Read more..

Hidden agenda

on BLOG, Coaching, success, development 29 Mag, 2018

"The motives of a man are not beautiful to verify" the Italian songwriter Ivano Fossati sang. And the REAL motives of a man are at the base of the so-called hidden agenda, a very current topic in the corporate world, in private and in public contexts.Read more..

In his image and likeness

on BLOG, Coaching, success 22 Apr, 2018

In recent months, I have faced the issue of values in several companies, on several occasions and in different ways (i.e. individual coaching sessions, workshops and group coaching sessions).Read more..

The Wheel of Life

on BLOG, Coaching 3 Gen, 2018

A New Year, new opportunities, new plans, new (old?) hopes ... At the moment, I have detected on social media a lot of sarcasm and even hatred towards 2017, as if it were the year itself responsible for successes and failures, joys and sorrows, conquests and losses. Today, I want to write about balance, starting from the personal consideration that, if on January 1st 2019 I could summarize the year just ended with the adjective "balanced", I'd be very satisfied. Read more..

Coaching is generosity

on BLOG, Coaching, team coaching 9 Dic, 2017

If I think of my 2017, the word that immediately comes to my mind is undoubtedly "generosity".Read more..

Coaching and neuroplasticity

on BLOG, Coaching, neuroscienze 1 Ott, 2017

To date, one of the most important achievements of neuroscience is the demonstration that the way to experiment and perceive is not fixed, but changes, on the basis of the experiences we make and the questions that are being asked; this phenomenon is called neuroplasticity. Read more..

Coaching and Neuroscience

on BLOG, Coaching 10 Set, 2017

For some years now, neuroscience is increasingly being used to provide a scientific base for coaching and justify its powerful process, leading to radical changes, new behaviours and habits, and challenging goals.Read more..

Life and career cycles

on BLOG, Coaching, development 3 Lug, 2017

We have talked about this topic several times in the blog: modern life is no longer linear, is no longer "outside-in" and doesn't contain lasting steady state periods anymore; the new paradigms indicate a cyclical life, with many transition and development phases, characterized by "inside-out" and continuous study, which is no longer relegated to childhood and adolescence.Read more..

Success at the job interview

on BLOG, Career Coaching, career, Coaching, success 1 Mag, 2017

Some readers asked me to continue on the theme of the previous post "What not to say in a job interview"; so I compiled a short list of attitudes that are highly appreciated by recruiters. The following tips are all true and taken from case studiesRead more..

What not to say in a job interview

on BLOG, career, Coaching 3 Apr, 2017

Today I want to talk about job interviews, a subject that recurs frequently in my career coaching paths, especially with private coachees. In particular, I will focus on some sentences that can potentially lead to major damage to the candidate and that it's preferable to avoid or to phrase correctly.Read more..

What stops you?

on BLOG, Coaching, success, development 1 Mar, 2017

Have you ever had a great idea, so convincing, that seemed the right one to start a good business or to change your life for the better, but you didn't take any action? Know that this happens to many people: they stop at the idea generation phase, without going into action and ... often ask their coach the reason of this block!Read more..

Coaching rule # 1: asking for help

on ascolto, BLOG, success, development 1 Feb, 2017

During my coaching sessions, it always strikes me to see how a situation can be unblocked with the simple question "who can help you?". The wonder of the coachee to the question and his relief following the answer are the symptoms of a generalized resistance to the request for help, often seen as a sign of weakness, surrender, inadequacy, poor preparation. On the other hand, we're grown up with proverbs like "no-one is served better than by himself", aren't we?Read more..

Simple rules for a 2017 to forget

on BLOG, Coaching, success, development 4 Gen, 2017

I bet that 2016 reserved to you many surprises (both positive and negative), and that, despite having most of the time tried to make the right choice, not everything was happy, easy, desirable, successful. I also believe that you thought more than once about how it would be nice to live getting everything right away and with minimal effort; but this is nothing more than an illusory fantasy, source of frustration. What, however, is certain is that our approach makes the difference, regardless of what happens to us.Read more..

Hard times

on BLOG, Coaching 16 Nov, 2016

I'm living a series of complex situations and, as in a kind of resonance, even some friends and some current coachees are facing difficulties, hard choices, crisis, job losses, disappointments, problems. Moments that we hope will last little, when it seems that not just one, but the very majority of areas of our existence are heading in the wrong direction, in which we're frustrated because too few threads are in our hands, too many people seem different from what we thought they were ...Read more..

I discriminate, ergo sum

on BLOG, Career Coaching, career, Coaching, success 7 Ott, 2016

It was reported by the newspapers, confirmed by the Italian Council of Statistics and by McKinsey and even denounced by the Pope last year: in Italy, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace. If in a large Italian company the average number of women in the less specialized roles is just over 50%, the proportion thins as you move along the hierarchy, reaching unflattering 81/19 in favour of men in the top management positions.Read more..

A snack is worth a teardrop

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 11 Set, 2016

Welcome back to everyone on my blog, with the hope that your holidays have been restful, rejuvenating, restorative. I spent mine in the beloved countryside, troubled by health problems in my family; but I console myself thinking that could have been much worse. Instead of talking about the usual – but, nevertheless, always fundamental – coaching questions on return from holiday, I want to share a couple of observations on an advertisement of snacks launched in Italy in August Read more..

Coaching and Permaculture: the totality of modest work...

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 24 Giu, 2016

For some months I'm studying Permaculture, that interests me and fascinates for its ethical, sustainable, holistic, rigorous and imaginative approach to agriculture and society. After several readings on Permaculture, I came across the following sentence of one of its two founders, Bill Mollison: "all of us would acknowledge our own work as modest; it is the totality of such modest work that is impressive".Read more..

The first furrow is not a furrow

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, success 13 Mag, 2016

The wise and concrete peasant culture produced the saying "the first furrow is not a furrow": what is enacted for the first time is necessarily flawed for lack of practice, but, by repeating the action, you learn to "straighten out" the way and to excel.Read more..


on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 14 Apr, 2016

I want to share one of those experiences that confirm that you are on your way, you made a good choice, you can attend and feed an environment in which a proper weight is given to the concept of value: last Saturday I attended the second day of XIII Conference of ICF Italy, the Italian Chapter of the International Coach Federation.Read more..

Leaders are alone

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching, development 8 Mar, 2016

Week of flu = week of reading. In February, I had the misfortune of having to spend a week at home for flu, which gave me the luxury, in the days after the climax, to devote hours and hours to reading. And a book that was waiting for me on the shelf for a few months was "Leaders are alone" by Fabrizia Ingenito, executive coach, popularizer, former president of the International Coach Federation Italy. Read more..

Professional Certified Coach

on BLOG, Career Coaching, Coaching 12 Feb, 2016

Today I want to share with all my readers a great satisfaction: I was just promoted to PCC! Probably, for many of you this acronym says nothing: it means Professional Certified Coach and is the second of three levels of expertise with which the International Coach Federation (ICF) classifies professional coaches, intermediate between the ACC (Associate Certified Coach) and the prestigious MCC (Master Certified Coach).Read more..


on ascolto, BLOG, Coaching 7 Gen, 2016

My 2015 was characterized by a tendinitis in my right wrist, which, muffled, still persists. On February 1st I woke up with a nuisance, which quickly turned into sorrow, to the point of not being able to drive or turning a key. So, I went to my family doctor, to an orthopaedist, and then to a second orthopaedist, in September I went back to the family doctor, who advised me to go to a rheumatologist, who visited me twice. Balance: six visits by four different doctors in about ten months. Solution: no. Read more..