29 06, 2016

Can We Really Trust This Leadership Advice?

By |June 29th, 2016|

You love to learn.

Most leaders do.

That eagerness for learning makes you listen from a place of curiosity and “not knowing.”

And that’s good because learning leadership is not the same as, for example, learning a language.

If you’re in France and you don’t know a certain word in French, you can look it up in one of […]

22 06, 2016

How to Speak Like A Leader

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Yep, you don’t love it.

Yep, you try to avoid it.

But as a leader you sometimes need to stand in front of a room and address your team, staff, the whole organization, or even a conference audience.


Joe is leaving and you’re expected as his manager, to say a few nice words. Joe has been working for […]

15 06, 2016

Overwhelmed? Too busy? It might be a lie.

By |June 15th, 2016|

Three words. Huge power. Say those three words and you’re excused in most cultures. It’s a message that people immediately get. Like traffic jams in L.A.

Those three words are: I’m so busy.

Always works. And in some work cultures people say that a lot to each other.

I’m so busy.

Busy at work, busy at home… no moment […]

8 06, 2016

How To Speed Up Learning To Lead.

By |June 8th, 2016|

Leadership is a lifelong journey. There is no arrival.

In my first job as a manager, I needed to learn giving constructive feedback, and as soon as possible. I liked to postpone the more difficult conversations.

In my first job as a manager of managers, I needed to learn how to grow the managers into leaders. And […]