Do you know the main characteristic of a person in charge of a team to extract the full potential of it? If you said leadership, you got it right.
Strong leadership is essential to success and you can learn more about it through books, courses, events, and series.
That's right, series has much to teach us not only about leadership but also about planning and self-control. All these teachings are contemplated in "La Casa de Papel".
La Casa de Papel has been a hit worldwide since its first episode, and you've probably watched or heard about it, have you?
If not, I'll give a little spoiler of the series. It consists of a group of nine thieves, led by a Professor, where the plan is to steal the Spanish Mint. The goal is to make their own money in quantities never seen before.
So, discover all the teachings this series has to offer!
The book "Aprenda Liderança com La Casa de Papel", "Learn Leadership with La Casa de Papel" is a direct translation to English, was published in 2018 by author Angela Miguel. The main objective of this book is to convey the teachings about leadership, planning, and self-control from the series La Casa de Papel.
Dealing with issues such as autonomy, negotiation, recruitment, selection, conflict of generations, and the main mistakes that leaders need to know and avoid. All this content is based on bibliographical references of leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence.
Angela Miguel is a writer, journalist, and MSc student in Communications Processes. As a journalist, she writes about entrepreneurship and business since 2012. She won the ABF Journalism Award in 2016, with the subject "When the market cries, I sell handkerchiefs".
In addition, she has always been passionate about series, making it become her work-study. She also published the book "House of Cards of Corporate Life".
The content of the book is ideal for you who plan to be the true leader of your team and intend to develop your skills such as negotiation, emotional intelligence, conflicts, among others.
In addition, it is for you that want to get more results from your team and direct it to success.
In this summary, we will explain the 5 most important parts of the book so that you become a true leader in all areas.
So, shall we begin?
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According to Angela Miguel, the purpose is the strongest characteristic that determines us, and from it that we define explanations for decisions and destiny. It was this purpose that made the Professor the leader of the assailants team.
Sure, far from being an infallible leader, but he seeks to protect his team, taking responsibility for himself and maintaining team unity through purpose.
The robber, Berlin, says that the Professor is idealistic and that he cares much more about the message than about money, realizing the dream of the late Professor's father come true with years and years of planning, putting all the risks into account.
Another example of Leadership in the series is the investigator Raquel Murillo. While the professor is rational, strategist, charismatic, knows how to delegate, and is tolerant with ambiguity, Raquel is totally the opposite, an emotional woman, that predominates action, intuition, decision-making, and impulse of achievement prevail.
Despite differences, they share values, experiences, ethics, and a set of ideas making them inspiring leaders.
Angela Miguel cites a few aspects of Ron Willingham, and according to him, the basic beliefs and values of leadership are:
According to Miguel, in order to adapt to the current challenges, it is fundamental to practice these two concepts:
For those who do not have autonomy in decision making, self-leadership is fundamental to guide you. This is the case of researcher Raquel. For this, you have to work largely on yourself.
The 8 steps to self-leadership presented in "Learn Leadership from La Casa de Papel" are:
The Professor is totally opposed to Raquel. He is totally autonomous and dominated by his ethics and values. Thus, he was inspired by his father's ideas, having full autonomy to plan his scheme, showing that no leader is free without the support of his followers.
This autonomy leads us to the issue of self-control, understood as the ability to control emotions and impulsiveness.
Angela Miguel quotes Daniel Goleman as the person responsible for emotional intelligence. If well applied is able to successfully create self-control and any area of life.
To develop this emotional intelligence, there are some tips from the author:
To rob a bank or build a successful team is necessary to have all the pieces of this puzzle.
In the book "Learn Leadership from La Casa de Papel", the author listed some selection techniques to assist you at that time. At first, it is necessary a preliminary interview, a sort of initial screening. Later it is the time of the technical interview.
In these interviews you have to observe important characteristics, such as:
Afterward, the specific tests are made and in some cases the next stage of simulation.
The Professor analyzed and studied each personality very much and inserted each one into the correct function, and if the unforeseen happens, he would know who he could change and how that would affect the plan.
Angela Miguel puts it that as much as we try to avoid, we still follow in the footsteps of our parents, that the generation before ours will always leave something that we will continue to do.
One of the hardest things is dealing with people, isn't? Now, even more difficult is when there are these different generations in the same group.
The role of the leader in this situation is to understand the need of each individual and to listen to the diverse opinions of his team.
The Professor performed very well all these steps. Shortly after selecting the team. his first step was to confine them in one house so that they could adapt to each other. In addition, they understood and were trained for their actions.
With that he was able to hear and understand the point of view of all the members of your team. This is paramount for success in the strategy.
Know that all this conflict management is effective both for you not to lose a friendship and for the good results of organizations.
According to Angela Miguel, bank robbery can be compared to a game of chess, because it requires strategy, intelligence and concentration of those involved, in a way similar to negotiation.
Both Professor and Raquel when they approached the "checkmate" something prevented him from progressing in the negotiations. They actually wage a fight, with illusions, clever escapes and provocations.
Negotiation is a skill that can be developed by anyone, needing the practice to improve, which puts everyone on the same level of potential successful negotiators.
The way you lead the negotiation depends a lot on the person on the other side. The book "Learn Leadership from La Casa de Papel" cites 7 problematic situations:
For John C. Maxwell, author of the book "Leadership Gold", the best leaders are those who know how to listen. Listeners know what is happening because they are attentive. They learn better than others because they absorb from various places. In addition, good listeners have the ability to better see the strengths and weaknesses of other people.
In "Spin Selling", author Neil Rackham points out that the quality of the questions asked is crucial to the success of the negotiation.
In the book "The Leadership Pipeline", authors Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter e James Noel, expands deeply into how leadership in organizations are divided that like pipelines, having various levels and capability of its leaders, suggesting the training of personal to form excellent leaders for the company.
Negotiations, conflicts, leadership, recruitment, and many other principles. You probably didn't think that a single show would bring such a lesson like that, right?
Well, now is the time to execute all the practices presented in each overview. The practices are very simple and easy to use in day to day life.
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