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…

Success through collaboration in a diverse environment

I often get asked on how I envision the leader of the future and what are the fundamental skills people need to develop to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. This allows me to reflect multiple times on my own experience and in the different perspectives I have been confronted with over my career. I would…

The fruit basket

There are many ways a leader can influence a team and I have observe different leaders in many different environments. I have seen the power of small actions and compared them with big shows of demonstration of power and I concluded that despite small they create more impact on people and they are more often…

5 things people want to listen at work

It seems a very simple action to talk to a colleague at work, but still, some of the main reasons for people to quit a job are lack of communication from the leaders or bad work environment between colleagues. Most of us learned that an office needs to be formal and it is not the…