The iron lady of Paris

Paris is more than the capital of France, it is the cradle of great events such as the French Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French May; the city of love, the city of lights, of fashion, of art, of gastronomy, of music, of science and literature; what makes it one of the most visited it in the world, talking about this emblematic city, you cannot forget to mention its greatest architectural icon as is the famous Eiffel Tower, also called the iron lady (the dame de fer) that fascinates all Parisians and tourists who visit it.

The Eiffel Tower is located in the Champs de Mars, on the banks of the Seine River, being the highest structure of the city, it has a height of 324 meters (including the antenna) is one of the most photographed and visited monuments in the world; inspiration for poets, painters, filmmakers and anyone who is hypnotized by its romantic charm. You can climb it through an elevator or stairs and admire it from almost any angle, drinking a delicious coffee, feasting on a pancake or enjoying a glass of wine on a boat on the Seine, walking on the famous Trocadero square or simply marveling when the lights come on from the tower to illuminate the Parisian night.

This great structure was designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, finishing its construction on May 6, 1889 when its doors were opened for the first time to the public, in the framework of the World Fair of the Universal Exhibition and to commemorate the centenary of the Revolution French; originally intended to be destroyed twenty years after the Universal Exposition however in 1900 the French Navy added a radio antenna at its highest point that allowed it to be saved from destruction;  the tower began to be used as a relay station for telegraphy and radio. In 1921 the first radio program of France was broadcast from there; the tower even survived the Nazi invasion in the 1940s; that is why even 129 years later, the Parisian iron lady is still the object of fascination for those who visit it.

Be a leader, not a boss

In our societies, it is very easy to find bosses, bosses that the higher you are in the business hierarchy, the more similarity you have to a monarch than to a leader. A leader is one who guides and helps his team work for a purpose. A leader does not have Machiavellian ideas because the end does not justify the means. Your boss does not mind saying goodbye to you, or a handful of people, or a whole branch for an end either for money or power. Continue reading “Be a leader, not a boss”