Leadership Superpower Most Leaders Avoid

People ask me sometimes if there is a skills-set that would magically solve most of their problems and give them leadership superpowers. Maybe you will be surprised, but I believe that there is such a “magic bullet”: I believe that assertive communication, when done skillfully, is a leadership superpower. And yet, most leaders avoid assertiveness […]

Are You a Manager or Leader?

There are several strong themes I see in leadership development and executive coaching this year.  One is “How can I increase engagement and motivation in my team/company?” Another: “How to be more assertive and have healthier boundaries?” and yet another “Is there a difference between being a manger and a leader? And if so, who […]

Will Smith’s Slap at the Oscars: What Leaders Can Learn

This year seems to be quickly filling up with events in the unusual category: “Things I never thought I’d witness / experience in my life”. Last Sunday gave us another example: the shocking behavior of one of the biggest celebrities of our times, Will Smith at the 94th Oscars ceremony: He punched the presenter, Chris […]

How strong is your relationship currency?

Relationships are critical to our happiness and success, both at work and in life.Based on the longest study of happiness spanning almost 80 years run by the Harvard University (the Grant and Glueck study) which has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups: * 456 poor people in Boston from 1939 to 2014 […]

Lead Them Like Vettel! – Leadership Lessons from F1 Racing

Can leadership be learned from watching F1 racing? You bet!  During the F1 Belgian Grand Prix last August, Sebastian Vettel demonstrated superb leadership skills (sans the X-rated language) when just minutes after he had urged the F1 race director Michael Masi to red-flag the qualifying session because of “too much water!” on the  track, another driver, McLaren’s Lando Norris crashed heavily in the torrential conditions at […]

Season’s Greetings

Christmas 2020

I hope the end of this challenging year finds you and your business in good shape and well poised to hit the ground running in 2021. This year has been such a game-changer for so many of us. There’s been so much fear and heartbreak, but with bad comes some good and what I like […]