Laws of power: keep your options open

A leader is as good as the different leadership tools that he can master. Variety and options for action are essential in a time where diversity is core to business and changes occur to a pace like never before. Having freedom to choose between a wide range of leadership tools allows the leader to have…

Leaders should be more missionaries than mercenaries

A missionary is willing to sacrifice himself in order to help other people usually with the purpose of contributing to an overall well-being. In my view of leadership, a leader should behave more like a missionary because it generates a sustainable future even after the leader has left the organization. Some leaders act more like…

Great leaders compete with perfection rather than with others

I spent most part of my youth focused in training and improving my running skills. I have never considered myself a natural sprinter – I used to run 100m and 200m – and I used my preserverance and addiction to perfection as a form to be competitive. I was never too much focused on my…

Complacency – The worm that rots from the inside

High performance organizations and people know that repetition as key success behavior for them to achieve success. Repetition allows people to automate behaviours and create routines that allow them to perform in almost any circumstances. When will repetition become a bad influence? When I was a young athlete, I wanted to always improve myself, so…

3 easy steps to inpire people

Selling dreams: How leaders can inspire employees Being a good sales often means that you need to connect with people to make them believe that a certain product or service is exactly what they would need or like to have. It resembles the work of an artist to make people to believe in something that…

Sitting outside your confort zone

I have started to experiment to leave my office and be closer to my teams. I never really had an office until now… so it feels strange to be “inside a box” – despite being a great office with a great view – I feel apart from everyone else sitting in the open space. It…