You’ve probably heard about the Netflix series “La Casa de Papel”. The argument is simple but bold: eight thieves lock themselves in the Royal Spanish Mint, making several hostages, with the aim of making history’s greatest robbery. This series brings us many management and leadership tips that we can apply to our day-to-day professional life. In today’s article, we present the 5 lessons of management and leadership that we can learn from La Casa de Papel.
Know how to deal with different personalities
A good leader has to be able to deal with different personalities and not let personal characteristics interfere with business. In the series, the leader is represented by the mysterious Profesor, who manages to win the trust of all through his intelligence and ability to anticipate problems. We can also observe that the teacher has another very important characteristic in leaders: the ability to motivate others. Also in companies it is essential that those at the top know how to motivate their employees, since only then will they be able to fulfill the overall objectives of the organization.
In the series, we can see that the whole assault was planned down to the smallest detail. The Professor not only plans all his actions, but also anticipates scenarios and thinks about possible solutions. In the business world, it is vital that the manager make careful and studied planning of the market and the actions that your company will develop. You should also be prepared for possible situations that could compromise the success of the business.
Training is essential for good execution
In the series, the robbers spent a lot of time training to do their best at the moment of the robbery. Everyone knew what to do and everyone spent many hours simulating situations that might happen at the Mint. In an enterprise environment, managers must experiment and hone processes, until they achieve maximum perfection in the execution of tasks. The training of employees in a work context is a very important point for the fulfillment of the objectives of the company.
Humans can go wrong
Despite all the planning, all the training hours and all the predictions, people can go wrong and things cannot go the way we had planned. Accepting this is inevitable so as not to discourage employees. Every failure in a company should be seen as a way of learning, because only then can you evolve and train better professionals!
Study your opponents well
Sun Tzu said: “Know your enemy as yourself and do not need to fear the outcome of a hundred battles.” This phrase is very important in the business world. As the Professor has studied the police team and the Mint workers well, managers must know their competitors very well, because only then will they know how to differentiate themselves and gain a competitive advantage.