We all have a role to play.

Todos temos um papel a desempenhar.

Today we are facing this century’s most urgent challenge to humanity.
Suddenly, we show how much we care by not being with our family, friends and co-workers.
We are battling a silent global enemy. Those on the frontline keeping our society breathing, united against the coronavirus, are not armed soldiers. They are medical professionals, researchers, companies, small business owners, employees… they are all of us.
This common enemy is driving us to look past our differences and see how our fates are intertwined.
We are being forced to reconsider who we are, what we value and what we can give.
We trust in science for answers. For over 40 years, Nova School of Business & Economics has been with you every step of the way.
Today is no different.
What we decide today will impact our future.
We are calling on everyone to come together to share and to learn.
We all have a role to play.

Estamos a enfrentar o desafio à humanidade mais urgente deste século.
Subitamente, demonstramos o quanto nos preocupamos não estando com a nossa família, amigos e colegas de trabalho.
Estamos a defrontar um inimigo global e silencioso. Os que estão na linha da frente a ajudar a nossa sociedade a respirar, unidos contra o coronavírus, não são soldados armados. São profissionais médicos, investigadores, empresas, proprietários de pequenos negócios, funcionários… somos todos nós.
Este inimigo comum está a obrigar-nos a ultrapassar as nossas diferenças e a perceber como os nossos destinos estão interligados. Estamos a ser forçados a reconsiderar quem somos, o que valorizamos e como podemos contribuir. Confiamos na ciência para obtermos respostas. Ao longo de 40 anos, a Nova School of Business & Economics esteve sempre consigo.
Hoje não é exceção.
O que decidirmos hoje impactará o nosso futuro.
Apelamos a todos para se unirem para partilhar e aprender
Todos temos um papel a desempenhar.

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WEBINAR

June

,

02

6:00 pm

Leadership and People

9 to 5 Makes Us Sick – Literally

a new paradigm for work
Humanizing work for GenZ in the age of Greta and Corona. Connecting work with purpose. A brainstorm of new models of remote work for GenZ, a generation of digital natives.
Keynote Speaker:
Sabine Seymour
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WEBINAR

June

,

02

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

9 to 5 Makes Us Sick – Literally

a new paradigm for work
Sabine Seymour

Humanizing work for GenZ in the age of Greta and Corona. Connecting work with purpose. A brainstorm of new models of remote work for GenZ, a generation of digital natives.

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WEBINAR

June

,

04

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Which Story Do You Want to Tell?

Reputation in times of crisis
Sónia Nunes & Carla Rocha

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WEBINAR

June

,

05

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Finance and Economics

The Relationship Between Banks and Companies in the Post-COVID-19 Economy

(held in Portuguese)
Paulo Soares de Pinho

We will discuss the financial situation of the Portuguese banking sector and how it affects the type of relationship that will exist between banks and current and future debtors.

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WEBINAR

June

,

08

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Sustainable Business

2020 New Strategic Horizons for Businesses’ Recovery & Sustainability

(held in Portuguese)
Filipe Alfaiate

Know how to unfold unknown business opportunities in times of crisis as creating shared value and stakeholder approach becomes essential in the business world to overcome COVID-19.

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WEBINAR

June

,

16

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

Universities: the Netflix Moment

Pedro Santa Clara

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WEBINAR

March

,

27

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Exponential Paradigm Shift

Miguel Pina e Cunha

The current context of uncertainty forces leaders, teams, projects and organizations, to deal with exponential paradigm shifts. But how should we react when faced with adversity?

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WEBINAR

April

,

02

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Where to Focus

Nadim Habib

As we adjust to remote working, how do we move from turbulence and stand-by and start to re-focus our teams and organizations on the future?

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WEBINAR

April

,

03

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Finance and Economics

Pandemonics I

Pedro Brinca

We will look into the macroeconomic impacts and policy responses of the Covid-19 pandemic and what to expect.

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WEBINAR

April

,

06

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Scenarios and the Future

(held in Portuguese)
António Alvarenga

In these times of great uncertainty, explore the scenarios and foresight methodology and how it may support the decision-making process and strategy redefinition.

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WEBINAR

April

,

07

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

#tech4COVID19 Fights the Pandemic

(held in Portuguese)
Felipe Ávila da Costa

Learn more about the movement that started on March 14th and counts with 4000+ people: engineers, designers, marketers, health professionals, among many other specialities.

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WEBINAR

April

,

08

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Choosing for Meaning in Times of Uncertainty and Anxiety

Milton de Sousa

How do we make sense of life, even when what happens around us seems to make no sense? In this session, learn about the importance of perspective and reframing to be able to cope.

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WEBINAR

April

,

09

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Strategic Challenges in Difficult Times

(held in Portuguese)
Luís Almeida Costa

This session will explore how the current disruptions in employment, consumption and citizenship provide a tremendous opportunity for companies to reinvent themselves.

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WEBINAR

April

,

10

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

The Opportunity of a Lifetime:

lessons in home-schooling from the Indonesian jungle
Misha Byrne & Crystal Dilworth

What if you could hack your brain for better learning? Explore the neuroscience of learning to turn self-isolation into an opportunity to achieve mastery.

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WEBINAR

April

,

13

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Finance and Economics

The Day After

(held in Portuguese)
Pedro Pita Barros

After the current epidemic is over (or controlled), how will health systems adjust?

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WEBINAR

April

,

14

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Paradigm Shift

(held in Portuguese)
Daniel Traça invites Carlos Moedas

How will this pandemic affect companies and society itself? What changes? Which new trends are arising? Join the conversation on this paradigm shift’s analysis.

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WEBINAR

April

,

15

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

When Innovation Goes Viral

Pedro Oliveira

If necessity is the mother of inventions, it makes sense that contexts of high necessity (such a pandemic) are also prolific in innovation.

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WEBINAR

April

,

16

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

The Importance of Creativity in the Innovation Process

Chris Corbin

Learn to lead on the edge, so that you release the creative genius in your colleagues.

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WEBINAR

April

,

17

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Finance and Economics

Pandemonics II

Pedro Brinca & João Duarte

We will look into the microeconomic impacts and company responses for the Covid-19 pandemic and what are the main recommendations.

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WEBINAR

April

,

20

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Why Organizational Safety  Matters in Times of Crisis

Filipa Breia da Fonseca

High performing teams in healthcare services were admitting and discussing their errors and failures – because they felt safe to talk about them, and thus learn and improve.

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WEBINAR

April

,

21

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Digital and Technology

Being Exponential in Disruptive Times

Manuel Tânger

Explore the basics of exponential technologies, while reflecting about the responsibility and opportunity of being exponential and the impact that option has on business.

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WEBINAR

April

,

22

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Leadership at a Distance:

how you can use neuroscience to help your distributed team to thrive
Misha Byrne

If you’re leading a team for the next few months, the goal is clear: you need to support your team to become a self-regulating, self-managing and self-sustaining tribe.

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WEBINAR

April

,

23

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Building Leadership Skills for an Uncertain Tomorrow

Roger Delves

Tomorrow will challenge us in ways we cannot foresee. This webinar looks at the leaders we need for an unknowable tomorrow: what must they do and be to lead through it?

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WEBINAR

April

,

24

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Supply Chain and Operations

Operational Crisis Resource Management in Healthcare

Filipe Pereira da Costa

A novelty to a traditional way of operational management in healthcare that creates challenges to the teams and all stakeholders who integrate a patient care pathway delivery.

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WEBINAR

April

,

27

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Digital and Technology

The Breakaway Strategy:

escaping business as usual
João Castro

A conversation about innovation, culture and technology: a fast intro to innovation methods and cases, complemented by a set of recommended books for those willing to dive deeper.

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WEBINAR

April

,

28

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Marketing and Sales

Sales Business as (Un)usual

Helga Saraiva-Stewart

How are B2B sales reacting, coping and planning to mitigate the current landscape and volatility? In other words, how are they navigating business as (un)usual?

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WEBINAR

April

,

29

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

Navigating VUCA with Experimentation

Greg Sherwin

This session will help organizations rethink how they plan, prioritize, and execute for a complex and uncertain future, using experimentation as a business practice.

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WEBINAR

April

,

30

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Mindfulness:

a peaceful (r)evolution
Constança Casquinho

Confinement and its sources of stress create a rare opportunity to take a deep dive into our own minds, towards freedom. Go from mindfully leading self to mindfully leading others.

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WEBINAR

May

,

04

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Leadership VUCAH Challenges

(held in Portuguese)
Pedro Brito

In a VUCA+H context (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous & Hyper connected), leaders are facing unprecedented challenges. How do you decide? How do you react? How do you lead?

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WEBINAR

May

,

05

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

The Awakening of Social Innovation?

(held in Portuguese)
Pedro Oliveira invites Luís Jerónimo

Which role has social innovation played in this pandemic? What about technology? Is this new entrepreneur movement here to stay?

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WEBINAR

May

,

06

3:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Health Tourism: Potential or Peril for Portugal

İrving Stackpole

Health tourism exports had been a way to enhance destination brand, stimulate job growth, and improve balance of trade. How will this change after COVID-19?

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WEBINAR

May

,

06

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

The Power of Communication in Times of Crisis

(held in Portuguese)
Laurinda Alves

To listen, talk and be both clear and effective are key in the Communication era we are living in. However, discommunication is particularly challenging in times of crisis.

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WEBINAR

May

,

07

4:30 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Now What? Strategies for Relaunching Companies

(held in Portuguese)
Daniel Traça invites...

Join the first conference on relaunching our economy with Cristina Campos, João Talone, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Miguel Ferreira and Vasco de Mello, moderated by Daniel Traça.

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WEBINAR

May

,

08

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Supply Chain and Operations

The Importance of Risk Management in Value Chains

(held in Portuguese)
Pedro Silva Caldeira

Procurement and supply chain is more challenging than ever in a context of complex and multi-layered networks, where fierce competition and profitability pressure increase risk.

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WEBINAR

May

,

11

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

Let’s give it a name: DISCONTINUITY

(held in Portuguese)
Paula Maio Marques

We might be living a “discontinuity” in human history. In discontinuities, our values and paradigms basically shift. So, what happens in discontinuities? What new patterns emerge?

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WEBINAR

May

,

12

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Finance and Economics

Sustainable Finance After COVID-19

(held in Portuguese)
Rodrigo Tavares invites Miguel Stilwell de Andrade (EDP) & André Navaro (Millennium Investment Banking)

Join the debate on the strategic importance of sustainability and COVID-19’s impact in companies and financial institutions with two of our financial market’s prominent executives.

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WEBINAR

May

,

13

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Executing in Uncertain Times

(held in Portuguese)
João Silveira Lobo

This webinar will focus on the 4 principles of excelling in execution: focus, integration, alignment and behavior.

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WEBINAR

May

,

14

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Leading from the Next Stage of  Human Consciousness

(held in Portuguese)
José Vicente Cordeiro

We will explore the link between levels of consciousness and leadership and how to become an integral leader during the post-modern age (VUCA era) and particularly this pandemic.

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WEBINAR

May

,

15

11:00 am

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Now What? Tourism: the reinvention of a sector

(held in Portuguese)
Daniel Traça invites...

Join the second conference on relaunching our economy with José Theotónio, Luís Araújo, Margarida Almeida, Sérgio Guerreiro and Thierry Ligonnière, moderated by Daniel Traça.

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WEBINAR

May

,

15

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Marketing and Sales

Managing Corporate Reputation in a Time of Pandemic

Salvador da Cunha invites Fernando Prado Abuín (Reputation Institute) & Cláudia Domingues (IKEA)

How to maintain or even improve corporate reputation in times of a pandemic? A question. Three perspectives. Measure to manage. Manage to overcome. Communicate to survive.

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WEBINAR

May

,

18

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Digital and Technology

Intro to Exponentials:

The Exponential Mindset
Manuel Tânger

This session will help you think about the basics of exponential technologies. We will explore sectors that grew exponentially and reflect on impact and the required responsibility

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WEBINAR

May

,

19

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Marketing and Sales

e-Commerce and Omnichannel Today

(held in Portuguese)
Jorge Velosa

As online shopping increases, it is time to revisit customer satisfaction opportunities, seamlessly across all channels which we can use, in new and profitable ways.

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WEBINAR

May

,

20

3:30 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

The Future of Corporate Relations between Portugal and Angola after COVID-19

(held in Portuguese)

Join the discussion with Eurico Brilhante Dias, António Henriques da Silva, Emanuel Gomes and Fernando Ferreira, moderated by Carlos Rosado de Carvalho.

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WEBINAR

May

,

20

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Digital and Technology

A Case Study on Reskilling into Tech

Shannon Graybill invites Gilmar Lima

Is it really possible to reskill professionals into technical roles? Gilmar Lima, a former Telecomm Service Manager turned Developer at the age of 36, will share his story.

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WEBINAR

May

,

21

11:00 am

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Now What? Health: reaffirming its excellence

(held in Portuguese)
Daniel Traça invites...

Join the third conference on relaunching our economy with Carla Nunes, Céu Mateus, Miguel Guimarães, Pedro Oliveira and Pedro Pita Barros, moderated by Daniel Traça.

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WEBINAR

May

,

21

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Digital and Technology

e-Commerce Boom

(held in Portuguese)
Rui Francisco

As we are confined at home, online sales have boomed. Join us to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on e-Commerce and how organizations should prioritize this channel’s expansion.

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WEBINAR

May

,

22

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Stress Management in Pandemic Times

(held in Portuguese)
Filipa Castanheira

We will discuss, as stress and uncertainty levels rise, a particularly pervasive type of stress, technostress, created by the use of remote communication and IT to work.

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WEBINAR

May

,

25

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Leadership and People

Leadership in an Exponential World:

effective leadership in 2020 and beyond
Nuno Machado Lopes

This session will help leaders understand what the organizational immune system does and why so many digital transformation and innovation programs fail or underperform.

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WEBINAR

May

,

26

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Sustainable Business

Road to a Sustainable Recovery

(held in Portuguese)
Luís Veiga Martins invites Filipa Saldanha

What lessons on sustainability can we learn with this crisis? Is the trend towards a more sustainable economy at risk? Or is this a new opportunity to change?

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WEBINAR

May

,

27

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

Reinventing the Future:

leading transformative possibilities
Ozioma Egwuonwu

Learn the mindset, strategies, and resources that will enable you to re-imagine and reinvent your approach to the future during a time when there are more questions than answers.

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WEBINAR

May

,

28

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Innovation and Change

Preparing for the New World

Terry Hamill

Flip it - turn your life upside down and make it through the storm. We no longer have a box, everything changed. Did you?

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WEBINAR

May

,

29

6:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Business and Strategy

Scenarios and the Future II

António Alvarenga invites Diogo Almeida & Milton de Sousa

How can we build strategy-relevant scenarios and what can we learn from the hands on experience of GALP and Nova SBE Executive Education?

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WEBINAR

June

,

01

3:00 pm

Reading time

Minutes

Supply Chain and Operations

Now What? Internationalization and Exports: rethinking global value chains

(held in Portuguese)
Daniel Traça invites...

Join the fourth conference on relaunching our economy with António Redondo, Carlos Moreira da Silva, Luís de Castro Henriques and Paulo Portas, moderated by Daniel Traça.

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Article

March

,

19

2:12 pm

Reading time

6

Minutes

Leadership and People

Facing the Full Catastrophe with Mindfulness

Constança Casquinho

Can Mindfulness help us face troubling times? What is Mindfulness after all? Let's see Constança Casquinho 's point of view from her own experience.

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Article

April

,

02

1:37 am

Reading time

17

Minutes

Leadership and People

Leading in Times of Crisis

Miguel Pina e Cunha & Arménio Rego

Can pandemic crises be a learning opportunity within our finitude, our limitations, but also within our potential to grow?

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Article

April

,

03

1:03 pm

Reading time

3

Minutes

Leadership and People

Adapting Organizational Life Outside the “Building”

Alexandra Barosa Pereira

We all know how tough adaptation is. However, in the blink of an eye, without any planning, teams and organizations had to adapt! How can we face this?

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Article

April

,

15

5:01 pm

Reading time

4

Minutes

Marketing and Sales

Should you Stop Advertising During the Pandemic?

António Marinho Torres

With all that has been going on caused by COVID, companies are taking a cold and hard look at their expenses. So should you stop advertising?

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Article

April

,

23

12:12 pm

Reading time

6

Minutes

Business and Strategy

8 book suggestions to reflect on

Nova SBE Executive Education

Professors from both Nova SBE and partner institutions can help you start, with some suggestions that promise to help you reflect on this "new normal".

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Article

April

,

30

2:42 pm

Reading time

5

Minutes

Marketing and Sales

Prospecting in pandemic times: 5 things we can learn

Helga Saraiva-Stewart

These days the big question in the minds of most commercials has been: Should I be prospecting and trying to develop new business at such a sensitive time for my prospects?

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Article

May

,

07

3:34 pm

Reading time

4

Minutes

Leadership and People

Pandemic: The transformative power of vulnerability

Aida Chamiça

Is vulnerability a weakness or an empowering feature? Aida Chamiça explores this concept to help you find out what's the true power of being vulnerable.

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Article

May

,

18

12:10 pm

Reading time

3

Minutes

Business and Strategy

From Chaos to Order

Lucas Sousa

In a few years, we will understand how much we have changed during these long weeks in confinement, or if we have even changed at all.

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