Degree in Organizational Development, Bocconi University, Milan; Chartered Fellow, FCIPD, UK. Certified Transformational Coach, Georgetown University. Has worked in more than 70 countries. Formerly: with Citigroup, Milan, London and New York; with the International Finance Corporation, Washington DC; Director, Human Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; Chief Learning Officer, World Bank, Washington DC. Currently, Chief Human Resources Officer, World Economic Forum. Associate Professor, Hult-Ashridge (UK) and Bocconi University (Italy). Author: World Economic Forum Agenda Blog; Forbes Magazine; HBR Italia; Linkiesta magazine on themes related to career-personal development and organizational behaviour. Author of La Bussola del Successo (2016), a mix of coaching, self-improvement and business ethics. Interests: reading, travelling, Bruce Springsteen.
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.