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Antonio Lucio
Antonio Lucio is a global expert in marketing and leadership with 30 years of experience in managing some of the world's most recognized consumer brands.

Blog Entries by Antonio Lucio

Leadership in the Age of the Unthinkable

(3) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 12:52 PM

We sometimes feel that time goes by too fast; that technology is both a blessing and a curse and that keeping track of all the internal and external forces that directly or indirectly impact our lives is a daunting task. We are not alone. Earlier this year I heard Mr....

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On Changing Direction: What FW De Klerk Taught Me About Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 7:15 AM

I had the opportunity to spend time with South Africa's ex President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate FW De Klerk in 2010 to talk about leadership. He told me that successful leaders know how to read the winds of change and know when to change course. Importantly, leaders know failure...

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What a Lost Boy From Sudan Taught Me About Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 12:50 AM

As I write this column the situation in Sudan has become critical again. Following the results of a peaceful referendum held in January 9th 2011 that divided the country into two independent states, violence started again at the border. The prospects of an acceptable resolution are dim. Leadership grounded in...

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Ode to the Termite: What I learned about leadership from an artist in old San Juan

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 7:23 AM

Life will grant insight in the most unusual places to those willing to listen. This time for me it was Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, the city where I spent my youth and my favorite place in the world. Every Christmas, I go there on a pilgrimage to recapture my...

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The Importance of Self Advocacy

(2) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 4:51 AM

Self-advocacy and thirst for feedback, are essential qualities for career management and life - from the classroom to the boardroom.

I consider myself to be a lifelong student of leadership and my search for learning sometimes takes me to the most unusual places. Last week it was at a parent...

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"Cuando un amigo se va" (When A Friend Leaves)

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 12:01 AM

Lord Phillip Gould , the architect of New Labor, died November 7th

"When a friend leaves, a very empty place is left behind, that can never be filled with the arrival of another friend". The words are from Argentinean composer Alberto Cortes. The feelings are profoundly mine. "I...

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A Mentoring Frame of Mind

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 9:41 AM

Mentoring is not a task or an objective to be included in an annual plan. Mentoring is a frame of mind, a state of being; the most meaningful, defining and long lasting pillar of our legacy. It emanates from a passion for our craft, a commitment to develop those around...

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Ataca, Canalla (Attack, You Wretched Brat)

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 6:46 AM

Our memory is a labyrinth of images, sound, thoughts and feelings. In it, the chapters devoted to our youth are sometimes hidden in a vault, where they are protected from the implacable passage of time. Every now and then, these images and feelings escape when we least expect it.

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Lessons in Leadership From a Friend

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 12:27 AM

Every now and then, life kisses us on the lips." So wrote Spanish poet and composer Joan Manuel Serrat to describe those magical moments, or people, that unexpectedly transform our lives. Philip Gould has been one of those enlightened beings who through words, actions and interactions, has enhanced the life...

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