Gustavo RazzettiGustavo Razzetti is the CEO of Liberationist, a change leadership consultancy that helps organizations become more innovative. His human-centered approach liberates the within every team. Razzetti has over 20 years of experience transforming people’s behavior at the intersection of Neuroscience, Design Thinking, Mindfulness, and Creativity. Razzetti is the author of "Stretch for Change," "Stretch Your Mind," and "Stretch Your Team.” He is also a regular speaker and has facilitated hundreds of change workshops in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
Articles by Gustavo Razzetti
The Teflon Mind: How to let go of the past
"Remember, when there’s nothing to attach to, there’s nothing to let go of. That’s the beauty of building a non-stick mind."
How to move from fear to fearlessness
Be patient and kind to yourself. Master one fear at-a-time. Once you conquer one level, you can move to a more difficult one.
Stop worrying about your first impression
I know, people are judgmental and first impressions are hard to change according to research. But that’s just one side of the story.
Taming our wandering mind: Why distraction is not your enemy
Most reports portray distraction as a devastating epidemic. However, experts worrying about our diminishing attention span is nothing new.
The most important skill people are losing
The rising self-centered culture is blinding us — people are caring less about the feelings of others. It's threatening our most valuable skill.
Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team
Everyone loves high performers and categorizing people by performance has its benefits. However, the performance bias can create more harm than good.
How to leave your comfort zone (for the better)
Crossing the line of your comfort zone is not easy — science shows that experimenting new things makes everyone anxious and worried.
Why your mind likes to ask lazy questions
Your brain is lazy by default. It likes to ask suboptimal questions — your mind wants an easy answer, not to uncover breakthrough solutions.
How to lead with questions, not perfect answers
Leadership models need to shift from owning knowledge to promoting a culture of curiosity. Managers are not meant to solve for everyone’s problems
Listen to the power of quiet people
Being quiet is a choice and quiet people have a unique power — everyone, them included, needs to pay more attention to it.
The power of self-awareness: How to build successful teams
Let me show you why self-awareness dramatically affects how your team collaborates, communicates, and performs. And how to benefit from it.
Why cheating is like pouring wine in a barrel
The problem with cheating: by trying to win at all cost, we miss long-term consequences. Even if we don’t get caught, you’ll experience the aftermath taste.
This is the life you are missing (here and now)
Life is continually evolving. We spend most of our time transitioning — rather than wasting those moments, embrace their uniqueness.
Why boredom is so powerful in your life
Boredom is not lack of stimulation. Ironically, the more distractions and external stimuli we pursue, the more bored we get. Boredom is a clean slate. Being bored is escapism — it’s a mental state that we choose to avoid self-reflection.
How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life
Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.
How to make the right decision: Ask this question
Stop thinking about right or wrong. Making decisions requires clarity, not certainty. Asking one question will get you unstuck.
How to redefine the role of humanity in the workplace
We are social animals. We want to socialize with other people. It’s intuitive and natural. Many times, when talking about the role and future of technology, we forget about the basics. What does it mean to be human? And, most importantly, what world do we want to live in?
Why it’s better to be human than to be right
Being right is overrated, especially when the price you pay for it, is being unkind, impatient and insensitive — you forget to be human.
Want your team to be successful? Stop treating them like kids
Organizations want employees to become more mature, accountable, and to drive change — yet their policies and rules treat people as kids. Without realizing it, many executives act as Helicopter bosses: they have good intentions, but their need to control and protect their people doesn’t allow them to grow.
Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul
Mental noise is hurting our minds — we are continually asking questions that create busyness, not knowledge. We are in "reacting mode," leaving no room for reflection. To regain perspective in life, you need to pause. Silence is fertile ground.
This one principle will change how you see yourself
The Mediocrity Principle is a philosophical notion that establishes that most of what happens in the world is just a consequence of natural, universal laws — rules that apply everywhere and to everything, and everyone.