MSc in Business Administration, focused on Organizational Development, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy; advanced-level CIPD qualification, London; Certificate in Executive Coaching, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. 1990-95, with Citigroup, Milan, London, New York; 1995-1998, Human Resources, World Bank, 1999-2002 Program Manager, Africa and Latin America, International Finance Corporation, Washington DC; 2003-08, Director, Human Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London; 2009-12, Chief Learning Officer, World Bank; 2012-13, Senior Adviser, Operations, World Bank Group, Washington DC. Since April 2014, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), World Economic Forum, Geneva. Acted as Management consultant to various private companies and governments, worked in 70 countries. Leadership and transformation coach. Author of several articles on leadership (e.g. Harvard Business Review) and of a book on career and ethical choices (forthcoming, 2016).
Paolo Gallo, Director de Recursos Humanos en el Foro Económico Mundial, desmonta algunos mitos sobre el éxito en el trabajo.
Paolo Gallo, Head of Human Resources at the World Economic Forum, dismantles some myths about success at work.
You will face choices that will force you to choose between sticking to your ethical values or stipulating a pact with the devil.
If a person with authority asked an ordinary individual to give an electric shock to another person, what would that individual do?
We can create a meaningful impact - here and now - to improve our work, our life and even that of the people around us.
Forget divisive office politics. The future of work lies with cooperation, not competition.
Adopting a Zen approach will help us stay calm enough to be fully aware of what is happening around us, rather than leaping to conclusions in a frenzied panic
Self-awareness is one of the defining characteristics of our emotional intelligence.
Don't be too specialist, do learn from failure and keep on learning, even when you're 102.
At work we must constantly be vigilant about possible interferences, doing our best to minimize and manage them.
If you love what you do, the effort you put into it will become a pleasure.
Don't be a Sisyphus. Finding a sense of purpose is more important than chasing a promotion, writes Paolo Gallo.
All too often, work spills over into all areas of our lives, and ironically, it makes us less able to perform well in the workplace.
When we work, we spend at least 40 hours per week with other people.
What defines a successful career? Why is it that, by conventional definitions, only the few people at the top of the ladder have successful careers, while the majority just survive and pl...